Sale and Maffra small business owners will be encouraged to grow their businesses together at free breakfast events this month.

The business breakfasts in Maffra on Wednesday 23 May and Sale on Thursday 24 May will provide business owners and operators with practical tips to help their businesses thrive.

Victorian Small Business Commissioner, Judy O’Connell will speak at both ‘Grow Your Business, Together’ events.

She will be joined in Maffra by social media expert, Erika McInerney and in Sale by digital communications specialist, Brett Hamm who will speak about increasing sales and connecting with customers through social media.

According to Ms O’Connell, the breakfasts will be an opportunity for local businesses to network, learn strategies to boost their success, and hear about the value of a combined business voice for their towns.

“In my travels across Victoria as Small Business Commissioner, I’ve seen the correlation between a strong small business network and the success of local businesses in regional towns,” Ms O’Connell said.

“There is already a strong business voice across Sale and Maffra and continuing to build on this is important for a thriving business community.”
The breakfast in Sale will be followed by a free information pop-up centre in the pedestrian mall near Sale Clock Tower, staffed by representatives from a wide range of local, state and federal government agencies.

“The pop-up information centre will provide business owners with the chance to chat one-on-one with agency representatives who can provide advice and answer questions on the spot,” Ms O’Connell said.

“If people want to know more about starting a business, employing staff, reducing energy bills, understanding their rebate entitlements, or anything else to do with running a business, then the pop-up information centre is the place to go.”

The free ‘Grow Your Business, Together’ breakfasts will run from 7:15am for a 7:30am start, through to 9am.

The Maffra event is being held at Duart Homestead. To book your free ticket, go to

The Sale breakfast is being run at The Star Hotel. To register, go to

The Grow Your Business, Together events are supported by the Victorian Small Business Commission and Latrobe Valley Authority.

Summary of events:

Grow Your Business, Together breakfasts

Grow Your Business, Together pop-up information centre

  • Sale, Thursday 24 May, Pedestrian Mall, near Sale Clocktower, corner of Raymond and Cunninghame streets. 10am-1pm. Free sausage sizzle. No bookings required.

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