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This Localised business network is delivered in partnership across the region.

YPN After Work Drinks

April 4, Saturday | 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Feel like a drink after work? No one to go with? Or worried your friends will cancel on you? Need…

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Biznet Breakfast – Ballarat Business Confidence Project – Findings

April 7, Tuesday | 7:00 am - 8:45 am

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

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FREE Digital Marketing Workshop

April 8, Wednesday | 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

More than ever, ensuring your business is communicated online in an efficient and relevant way is vital. The impact of…

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Referral over Breakfast Ballarat (RoB) Networking Meeting

April 9, Thursday | 7:30 am - 9:00 am

Local Business Networking Referrals over Breakfast (RoB) invites business entrepreneurs in the Ballarat area to join the rest of the…

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Referral over Breakfast Ballarat (RoB) Networking Meeting

April 23, Thursday | 7:30 am - 9:00 am

Local Business Networking Referrals over Breakfast (RoB) invites business entrepreneurs in the Ballarat area to join the rest of the…

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Hidden Risks in Snoring

By Amy Whitehouse | February 20, 2020

  A good night’s sleep can make a world of difference to your workplace success. IF you are yawning and…

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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 Investment In The Community – Ballarat

By Cecilia Langton-Bunker | February 14, 2020

We’re part of your community With millions of members and retail outlets throughout Australia, Medibank is part of the landscape.…

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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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Top reasons to hire a virtual assistant for your business

By VANESSA HOWARD | January 29, 2020

VA’s Can Drive Business Growth. You cannot work on all the tasks yourself. Having an EXTRA HAND on projects is…

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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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Individual Counselling

By Graeme Jukes | February 16, 2020

Individual Counselling provides focused support and compassion, helping you to navigate times of crisis, workplace stress, change, or difficulty and…

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Grassland Survey

By Julie Lee | January 29, 2020

Out surveying extent and identification in a Grassland at Clunes yesterday for a subdivision. Such a lovely day to be…

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Planning permit in a Bushfire Overlay

By Julie Lee | January 24, 2020

Bit of a blur but we found a Dipodium in flower out at Lal Lal today. Such a surprise, this…

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Native Vegetation

By Julie Lee | January 22, 2020

Out surveying in Piggoreet for native vegetation removal for driveway access in Farming Zone is a complex dynamic that requires…

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NRLinks Town Planning

By Julie Lee | January 13, 2020

Out surveying native vegetation for a planning application in Piggoreet. So tragic to see Boneseed invading the remnant vegetation; its…

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Native Vegetation Offset site

By Julie Lee | July 30, 2019

Long hike through Bush today assessing a site for a native vegetation offset

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Increase your employability skills with Match Fit!

By Kelly Ashmore | January 21, 2020

In under four weeks the first Match Fit program is beginning! GROW Ballarat has been working with MatchWorks and Basketball…

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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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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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