THOSE who run their business from home or who are interested in starting their own business have been invited to the home-based business networking meeting.
The function will be held on Tuesday, August 12, in Camperdown and is part of an effort by Corangamite Shire Council to support home-based businesses through regular meetings and business training opportunities.
Corangamite Shire economic development officer Sara Napier said home-based businesses are one of the fastest growing sectors in Australia.
“Nearly one million people operate a business at or from home,” Mrs Napier said.
“With internet and email speeds continuing to improve, more people can operate a business just as effectively from their home in Corangamite than from an office in the city. As people make lifestyle changes, we are finding more and more businesses are operating from home, whether it’s selling goods on eBay or providing services such as graphic design or photography.”
Mrs Napier encouraged home-based business owners in the shire to attend the networking event.
“If you work from home or are looking at starting your own business, this is a great opportunity to meet other operators and find out how council’s economic development unit can assist with your businesses development.
“We recognise the role that home-based businesses play in providing employment and the network is a great way that we can strengthen local capacity.”
The event is part of the Victorian Small Business Festival and will be held at the Killara Centre from 7pm.