Start Your Own Business

How to get started on your own business

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This course is for anyone who is interested in starting their own business. 

The course will provide an overview of the current business landscape and create a space for participants to develop their own business ideas across five sessions.

Participants will be given a hands on overview of the building blocks for getting a business up and running, and learn about the key digital tools which can support this process.

This is brought to us by Digital Springboard - A program by Infoexhange and Google. 

Delivered by Anthony Mayer from Online is Easy.

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What you will learn
  • • Get an overview of the business world and how a successful business operates • Understand how to pitch a business idea and get comfortable with the potential of it failing • Grasp the importance of utilising online and offline networks to promote a business
  • • Explore and practice using key mindsets essential for creating a successful business
  • • Develop an understanding of different customer motivations and the use of market research in establishing this
What you will get
  • • Understand the financial, legal and organisation structures required to make a business “official” and compliant
  • • Gain an understanding of how to use online and offline tactics to effectively market a business
  • • Understand the core principles of communicating and engaging with new and existing customers, and how that can support the growth of your business

What to bring
  • Laptop (if possible)
What to wear

Casual Clothing

Appropriate for

Anyone who is 18+ and has an interest in starting their own business. People who have little to no business acumen.

If you don't have a laptop, let us know and we will be able to assist. 

Tea/Coffee provided


Reactivate Latrobe Valley

Vendor since 2017

ReActivate Latrobe Valley started in 2011 when the RMIT Office of Urban Transformations Research (OUTR) commenced an innovative project in the Latrobe Valley region.The research-led initiative was designed to look at best-practice strategies for supporting the area to transition away from a reliance on coal. It called upon some of the brightest minds across the globe and implemented their ideas hand-in-hand with the local community.

For six years, OUTR invested in the Latrobe Valley under the leadership of Rosalea Monacella and Craig Douglas. During this time, the team delivered a range of successful projects, including the award-winning GetSunflowered installations, Spring and Winter Night Festivals, the 50 Miles Farmer’s Markets and a series of support structures for local creatives.

ReActivate Latrobe Valley also partnered with the Traralgon Neighbourhood House to retrofit the Victorian Rail Institute building in Traralgon, forming The VRI. This community learning and doing space has developed into a critical – and much loved - piece of local infrastructure.  

In 2017, the highly successful research project was handed back to the community to continue. In honour of the work of OUTR, the community developed a fully independent, not-for-profit organisation in the name of ReActivate Latrobe Valley.

Today this community-led team continues the work that was started by OUTR, maintaining the initiatives that worked well in the region, and adding their own projects too.

ReActivate Latrobe Valley believes that our community can create positive change from the ground up – and that’s exactly what we do.

Here’s to building a healthier, more connected and sustainable community together.

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Refund & Cancellation Policy

Reactivate Latrobe Valley requires 48 hours notice via email prior to the start of a class or event for a full refund or transfer.  Refunds and transfers will not be processed if cancellation occurs within 48 hours of the event commencing. We do not offer refunds for missed classes. There are no fees for refunds or transfers. For cancellations prior to the 48 hour cut off, email Reactivate Latrobe Valley to organise a refund or transfer

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Terms & Conditions

Anyone partaking in any classes or coming to any events at Reactivate Latrobe Valley or organised by Reactivate Latrobe Valley must agree to these terms and conditions.


I agree to take on full responsibility for any damages, injuries and for physical and/or personal property, which I might incur whilst participating in classes and/or events organised by Reactivate Latrobe Valley .


I agree to give Reactivate Latrobe Valley unrestricted publishing rights for any photographs or videos taken at Reactivate Latrobe Valley classes and events or on Reactivate Latrobe Valley 's premises. (For use of Reactivate Latrobe Valley marketing materials).


Reactivate Latrobe Valley requires 48 hours notice in writing prior to the class for a full refund or transfer. 


In the event that a class is cancelled, students will be notified via text message or email and entitled to a full refund or credit.

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01 April 2019 • Start Your Own Business

Reactivate is an awesome space with useful facilities. I would highly recommend the friendly and supportive staff/facilitators.