VIDEO: The Mallacoota bushfires destroyed Carol & Paul family business, but a grant from the Victorian Government helped them get back on their feet.
Retail & Hospitality
From Vietnam to Horsham: a business migrant’s journey
In 2018, Tuan Nguyen left Ho Chi Minh City to begin a new life in regional Victoria as a pub owner. Here’s his story.
A fresh brew: Abbotsford coffee operation gets a reset
With help from a free, online Business Victoria-supported course, Abbotsford’s Bureaux Coffee is getting through the pandemic.
From funeral items to PPE: how a Croydon business reinvented itself
Croydon’s ‘Your Memories’ has expanded to sell Personal Protective Equipment to funeral directors, helped along by a Business Support Fund grant.
Brewing up a new business plan
Take a look at how Ballarat’s Red Duck microbrewery is riding out the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
Here’s cheers: Grampians wineries throw open their virtual cellar door
Revenue dipped between 40 and 95 per cent at Grampians wineries during recent restrictions, but a virtual cellar door is helping to turn that around.
Cooking up a new way of doing business
A Business Support Fund grant is helping Izakaya Den swivel to a take-away model during the pandemic.
A champion of Victorian small business
VIDEO: The Victorian Small Business Commissioner is supporting commercial tenants & landlords during this uncertain period, we revisit our interview.
Business Insights with Mark Rubbo, MD, Readings Bookshops
VIDEO: Like many businesses right now, online trading for Readings is key to survival. We revisit our interview with Mark Rubbo about his business.
High Country Comeback: Melbourne rallies for bushfire relief
WATCH THE VIDEO: Melburnians are helping those who need it most following the bushfires.
It’s Woodend’s shout: expanded brewhouse delivers new jobs and tourism
WATCH THE VIDEO: We visited Woodend this week to toast the expansion of Holgate Brewhouse, bringing craft beers and new jobs to the Macedon Ranges.
Colac wins Chinese tourism dollar through digital technology
To win over Chinese tourists, Colac is using QR codes to communicate with customers in their language of choice.
Cat lounge is now the cat’s whiskers due to funding grant
WATCH THE VIDEO: If you love cats, you’ll want to visit Neko HQ – Maneki Neko Cat Rescue’s (MNCR) cat lounge.
Jobs Victoria opening career doors at Pan Pacific
WATCH THE VIDEO: Job-seekers facing barriers to employment are being assisted to find work through Jobs Victoria services.
Country racing: helping attract visitors to regional communities across Victoria
Victoria’s 100 + country racing clubs are having a resurgence. Find out more about the regional communities benefiting from regional racing
David Jones headquarters opens in Melbourne
WATCH THE VIDEO: A purpose-built corporate office housing the new headquarters for retailers David Jones and Country Road Group has opened in Burnley.
Get your business moving with the Small Business Bus
Could your business do with some free one-on-one advice? Then jump aboard the Small Business Bus.
Rupanyup’s big plans to save the small town
WATCH THE VIDEO: The people of Rupanyup are showing how small communities can think big when planning a brighter future.