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Business Day Out 2020

By Jodie Gillett | January 9, 2020

Are you looking for ideas and inspiration to take your business to another level? Business Day Out is an annual…

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Platypus Lunch’n’Learn – May

By Samantha Davies | January 9, 2020

Topic: Turning your booking into a useful tool Presenter: Nicole Hurkens Bring your lunch (Platypus will provide drinks), sit down,…

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Platypus Lunch’n’Learn – April

By Samantha Davies | January 9, 2020

Topic: Effective Communication for Sales & Business Presenter: Nicole Ashby Bring your lunch (Platypus will provide drinks), sit down, listen and…

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Platypus Lunch’n’Learn – March

By Samantha Davies | January 9, 2020

Topic: Digital Advertising – Getting the most out of your digital marketing Presenter: Kellie Hughes

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Biznet Breakfast – Ballarat Business Confidence Project – Findings

By Jodie Gillett | January 9, 2020

Dr Moulik Zaveri and Dr Damian Morgan will present the findings from the Ballarat Business Confidence Survey. The purpose of…

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By Chris Dobbin | January 17, 2020

The 3 most important start up marketing tools you need to get and keep new customers. This method was also…

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By Chris Dobbin | January 16, 2020

MAKE 3 GOALS FOR 2020 — NO MORE, NO LESS This is your year! When it comes to setting smart…

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6 Ways Digital Marketing will make your business more profitable

By Chris Dobbin | January 16, 2020

AN INCREASING NUMBER OF BUSINESSES ARE EMBRACING DIGITAL MARKETING. They’re doing so primarily because consumers prefer the convenience of digital…

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Local Social Marketing for small business: Which platforms work best?

By Chris Dobbin | January 16, 2020

No doubt you’ve heard a lot about local marketing lately, especially local SEO and how you can better target customers.…

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Medibank Live Better

By Cecilia Langton-Bunker | December 17, 2019

Here are ten steps to bring mindfulness into your daily life: Be mindful in conversation Use listening as a meditation.…

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5 Steps to get your business to shine on Google Maps

By Adrien Perez | October 25, 2019

If you were to only work on one aspect of your online presence for your local business, it should definitely…

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By Caroline Grainger | May 22, 2019

Most people have heard of ‘No Win – No Fee’ Agreements and know people who have used them, yet many…

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Localised Central Highlands Launch!

By Kelly Ashmore | January 14, 2020

During 2019 GROW Ballarat was proud to be involved in launching the Central Highlands Localised B2B platform, which has been tailored…

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GROW Ballarat’s Event on Social Procurement

By Kelly Ashmore | September 19, 2019

We were thrilled to see so many local businesses and industry professionals attend last nights GROW Ballarat event that focused…

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b2b Business to Ballarat

By Jodie Gillett | October 25, 2019

Ballarat! This Christmas you can be part of the movement! When you’re thinking about your Christmas shopping list, think b2b,…

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B31 Ballarat Business Festival

By Jodie Gillett | July 18, 2019

B31 Ballarat Business Festival runs annually from August 1 – 31, the festival is packed with business events, from starting…

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Free legal advice clinics

By Melanie Wyatt | October 17, 2019

Melanie Wyatt Family Law will be providing “pop up free legal advice clinics”. Date and locations to be announced shortly…

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Ballan Business Excellence Awards

Ballan Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Awards

By LIZ O'DWYER | July 4, 2019

Do you know of a Moorabool business worthy of winning an award? Do check out the Ballan Chamber of Commerce…

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“One of regional Victoria’s best coffee roasters”

By Simon Daniel | October 17, 2019

It’s official, Martin Street Coffee Roasters, has been named on of the best in regional Victoria; by Larissa Dubecki. Larissa…

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Boost your business!

By Hello Localised | November 12, 2019

Round 4 of Business Victoria’s Boost Your Business program is now open, offering up to $50,000 in funding for eligible…

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Localised is a social network for local business. All of the content is user created and managed. Localised is your communications platform to connect more local business.

Expert Articles

Connect local businesses to a library of articles on business topics authored by local experts.

Business Events

Discover networking and professional development events near you

Business Listings

Promote your goods and services in the local business directory

Supplier Quotes

Find local suppliers and get quotes for the things your business needs (e.g. graphic designer, website developer)


Where local businesses can share and find good news, like new appointments or milestones.


Find local business networks who can support you and help you grow.


Implementation Partners

Find local businesses, local experts, business events, business news, upcoming projects and procurement opportunities to help you reach your potential.

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