AXIS Employment joins GROW Bendigo

AXIS Employment is excited be one of GROW Bendigo’s newest signatories and join an increasing number of businesses and organisations who are committed to regional outcomes in both Procurement and Employment outcomes. Axis Employment are a provider of Disability Employment Services to the region and we are very pleased to be on board.


Milan finds his spark at Wiltronics Ballarat

In getting to know Milan, the team at CVGT Ballarat discovered he had a passion for voice acting with the vision to apply this skill to video games.

Our team worked closely with Milan, who has autism spectrum disorder and Erb’s palsy, and provided him with the extra support he needed to find a pathway into this competitive field by organising work experience at local radio station Voice FM.

After completing his work experience, Milan expressed an interest in working in a technology related role so this became the goal for all.

The team were able to secure Milan a job at local electronics supply company Wiltronics.

Milan has eased into his role on the production line which includes packing order and unpacking deliveries. He is learning to master one thing at a time with a view to build his overall confidence.

Wiltronics offers Milan an environment that interests him and has room for growth.

Thank you Richard and the team at Wiltronics who are willing to give everyone a go and help an employee realise their potential.

You can read more about Milan’s story via our website.


If you’re looking for staff, as your local Disability Employment Service provider, CVGT Australia can help you find the right staff for your business. Our staff will talk to you to understand your business and staffing needs. Then we’ll match this to our extensive database of quality candidates to deliver the right match for your business. We’ll be with you every step of the way.

For further information on this program, visit Disability Employment Service.


RMG joins the GROW Bendigo community…

RMG, CEO Tim Dunlop is thrilled to receive his GROW Bendigo Certificate from Petra McLoughlin (GROW Bendigo, Project Manager). RMG are one of the most recent businesses to join the GROW Bendigo collective in focusing efforts in providing employment opportunities to those who may have barriers to entering the workforce and local procurement. RMG are a leading professional services consultancy, providing project and engineering solutions to the Transport, Property & Buildings, and Water Sectors. We whole heartedly welcome RMG to the GROW Bendigo community.

Petra McLoughlin


Sharon Saunders Dancers are the official location for READY SET DANCE & READY SET BALLET which is an Award winning program run in over 240 dance studios across Australia and New Zealand.

READY SET DANCE is a one hour Ready Set Dance combo class of JAZZ, TAP, HIP HOP, SINGING and MUSIC. and a whole lot of fun!

READY SET BALLET is a 30 minute magical ballet experience for 2- 5 year olds. Twirl our mascot will lead our little dancers through each step of the class as they learn the fundamentals of ballet.

The program caters for two levels, 2-3 years and 4-5 years. Endorsed by Early Learning Experts.

In 2021 Sharon Saunders Dancers are celebrating their 30th year of dance! The studio is situated in the heart of Kangaroo Flat. The building is fully air-conditioned providing comfort all year round. Car parking is so easy with ample parking at our doorstep in the Carpenter St Council Car Park.

Technique and the fundamentals of dance are taught through the internationally recognised Australian Teachers of Dancing syllabus. They are leaders in the field of dance education and provide an exciting, vibrant, professional and educational environment for dance studios.

Each students individuality requires attention and here at Sharon Saunders Dancers we provide personalised training to each passionate soul that comes through our doors. We assist in the development of confidence as the year, and even term, powers on. Confidence matures in our safe environment, with age appropriate routines that also generate a high level skill set in and outside the studio walls. Our experienced faculty mentor each and every student, and encourage a growth mindset when it comes to their learning. Eradicating their fears by welcoming them with open arms and nurturing their personal ambitions.

Go to our website to find out all about the classes offered for preschooler through to adults. We are a non competition school and have our Annual concert at Ulumbarra Theatre

Farm business, small business support - Rural Financial Counselling Service WSW

Get to know your local RFCS

Confidential, free, independent & invaluable business support for #StrongRuralCommunities

The government-funded RFCS has operated nationwide for 35 years in 2021, providing free business support to primary producers. The RFCS now also supports rural and regional small business owners experiencing or at risk of financial hardship, or just navigating the challenges of operating after drought, bushfire or COVID19.

RFCS WSW is your local provider with counsellors working across Victoria’s western region.

Rural financial counsellors and small business financial counsellors are based in the regions they work in, and understand local conditions and communities.

RFCS WSW takes a holistic approach to financial counselling. A well-being in business program ensures anyone working with a financial counsellor is fully supported.

Call directly or refer a client, patient, friend or neighbour.

Escape Coach Tours have day and extended tours on offer of regional Victoria

At Escape Coach Tours we have been working with regional Victorian Businesses to put together an exciting list of tours.

We have day tours to various interesting places here a few Discover Narrapumalap Homestead an impressive French Gothic Mansion in the west of Victoria, Gunnawarra Wetlands enjoy a trip out on Wetlander Cruises and visit Arbuthnot sawmill, Yackatoon and gardens of the north, Silo art and street Art day trip, and much more on offer on our Webpage.

If you are looking at a longer trip join us on a 3 day Silo art and Lake Tyrrell highlights of newest additions Kaniva and Goroke, Lake Tyrrell guided tour at sunset and Murtoa stick shed.

Our 3 day trip Bushrangers, Wetlands and Rural Art Highlights of Birchwood Near Benalla Gardens, Glenrowan Ned Kelly Museum and replica Kelly Family Home, Winton Wetland, silo and township Mural Art.

A short trip which is jam packed is our Mornington Peninsula & Yarra Valley 2 day tour Tour Highlights – Arthurs seat eagle cable car ride, Pt Leo Estate, St Andrews Beach Brewery, Cape Schanck Lighthouse, Sand sculptures, bathing boxes, Healesville Sanctuary, Gin, Wine, Chocolate, Alowyn Gardens & so much more.

Is the tour for your group not in our list?  We make tailored tours to help you and your group get the best holiday possible.

If you are needing coach transport to a special event we can help with this as well.

To book or for details on our up and coming tours give us a ring on 0492 811 272 visit our Website and Facebook




Community Engagement and Communications - Bendigo Community Health Services

Got the skills to create an amazing app for Bendigo Community Health Services?

Bendigo Community Health Services is looking to create an amazing app to take our consumer experience and community health awareness efforts to a whole new level.

Now all we need is a savvy app developer to turn this idea into a reality.

We’re calling for <strong>Expressions of Interest</strong> from developers that can help us create a modern, easy to use and informative app that will talk to people with all levels of health literacy.

Sound like a good challenge for you? Great. We can’t wait to hear from you then!

To access our Expression of Interest and get more details on what we want this new app to do, please visit our website:

Thanks for your interest!

Fashion retailer/tailor - BalmyAlley

Take Heart and Congrats

A big congratulations to every business person who is still standing with a big smile after a cactus of a year!

Community Engagement and Communications - Bendigo Community Health Services

Bendigo HeadtoHealth Hub ready to support ‘frontline’ workers

There’s so many ‘frontline’ workers out there from supermarkets, health care facilities and other essential businesses who have done such a wonderful job through an incredibly tough Coronavirus period in 2020.

Bendigo Community Health Services knows this can take a toll, especially given we all wonder what’s ahead in 2021.

We also know returning to work after the festive period can generate a range of emotions.

If you or someone you know is struggling please reach out for help through our new HeadtoHelp Hub by calling 1800 595 212.

Our staff are there to talk to you about these issues and help you through these times.

It’s okay to say you’re not okay.

Learn more about the HeadtoHelp Hub:

Small Business Resilience post Covid.

An excellent little article outlining small business resilience since restrictions have started to lift here in Australia, and also New Zealand.

I really love the point on shopping small, shopping local for last minute gift ideas. Supporting small business in your local area has a huge impact on local economies!

If you need any fresh ideas or cashflow advice for your small business, drop me a line.

#customisedaccountingmatters #smallbusiness #localbusiness #openforbusiness

November XSBI results reflect small business resilience