July 23rd at 11.00am – The world has been in a massive state of upheaval…now it’s time to ‘crack-on’ and get stuff done.

In this session with Les Watson, learn:

• How to get back at least an hour a day
• The Secret to Boosting Productivity – getting more done in the time you have!
• A system for prioritizing goals and tasks
• How to get over Procrastination and get sh*t done

And, as a bonus, receive a stack of productivity hacks that will catapult your productivity to new heights.

Les Watson’s passion for and expertise in self management and productivity (has earned him the nickname ‘The Time Lord’) comes from over 30 years of experience as a trainer, speaker, facilitator and coach in self-management, motivation and communication. He is the author of ‘Get Back An Hour In Every Day’.


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Monday 27th July and Monday 3rd August, 6.00pm-8.30pm (online via Zoom) – Many great ideas and inventions never graduate to a fully-fledged business because the feasibility, cost and time to bring a new product or service to market have not been properly considered. Whether you have worked long hours developing your innovation or have an idea that is still untested, you need to plan each stage of how you will get your idea to the market to create a profitable business. From protecting your intellectual property, to market validation, market entry strategy and how to determine a realistic financial needs assessment, these workshops will help you plan your strategy. Objectively assess the business potential of your idea, innovation or invention and get the right support and advice in this Small Business Victoria workshop that has delivered proven results. Held over two sessions (27/07 and 03/08) and facilitated by an experienced innovation and commercialization practitioner with over 30 years’ experience, this workshop is a must. To tailor advice and develop a commercialization strategy just for your idea you also get two free follow-up mentoring sessions, to ensure you are on the right track from day one.

Bookings essential / Click here to register

July 20th 6pm-9.30pm (online via Zoom) – There are no guarantees in business, but often it’s what you do before you get started that will ensure those vital first steps are on the right path for the best chance of success.

So, take the guesswork out of your next steps and get ready and fully prepared to get your business off to the right start at this practical three and a half-hour workshop led by an experienced small business operator with real-life know-how and lots of insight to share.

Find out how to plan, prepare and test your business idea, step by step, in a small group setting that will equip you to make informed decisions about what you need to do next to minimize the risks and make the most of the opportunities that lie ahead.

Come away armed with practical tools and templates, expert tips and advice, and a head start on where to access the right support in future.

Includes a free follow-up one-on-one mentoring session with an experienced small business mentor who will tailor advice and information for your individual circumstances.

Get ready to take your business from idea to reality and onwards to success at this essential Small Business Victoria workshop, one of many that have helped businesses get started in Victoria for more than 10 years.

Learn how to:
• Test your idea, product or service
• Assess your business readiness and next steps to fill any gaps
• Analyses your market
• Decide the business structure that’s right for you
• Understand and manage your business risks and opportunities
• Prepare a business plan
• Complete all the steps to register and set up your business
• Access ongoing advice and support to help your business grow
• Receive a free one-on-one mentoring session with an experienced small business mentor.

FREE / Bookings essential – click here to register

July 20th – 6.30pm-8.30pm (online via Zoom) – Take the guess work out of launching yourself online and empower yourself to bring digital thinking into all aspects of your business.

Whether you’re a bricks and mortar business or still at the drawing board, this workshop led by a digital expert with real-world small business experience spans the complete digital landscape.

Build your understanding of online advertising, search engines, websites, blogs and social media through practical exercises and real-life examples, then learn how to bring them all together into an effective online strategy that matches your objectives.

Learn from the success stories of those who’ve trod the same path before you and find out why others have failed.

Get yourself on top of technical requirements, what hardware and software you’ll need and what to ask for. Get help to decide whether to DIY or outsource and why you should get onboard the cloud. Find out how to manage digital risk, privacy and cyber security.

Feel better informed and ready-prepared to bring your business online, at this essential Small Business Victoria workshop, one of many that have helped businesses get started in Victoria for more than 10 years.

Learn how to:
• Operate in the digital landscape
• Choose the technology you’ll need to do it
• Decide on a website and why you need one
• Get more from email
• Make the most of social media
• Manage risk, privacy and cybersecurity
• Build your own action plan of next steps
• Access tools, templates, support and resources in future

FREE / Bookings essentialRegister here for tickets

Try this 5 minute meditation to reset your mind and your day. If you are working from home or at your desk, this will help you relax, unwind and reduce your stress levels.


Our once a month lunch for the community!  Join us for a casual lunch and get to know your fellow coworkers. Make some new connections, learn about other businesses in the space and get some much needed social interaction after all this time in lockdown…You never know where your next client is coming from – it could be someone you have lunch with! Connect, collaborate and share at Thrive!