Pivoting, Adapting and Innovating

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If your business has been required to close due to COVID-19 restrictions, why not do some research and training to see how your business can adapt or change during this time.

Innovation can be viewed as the application of better solutions that meet new or existing requirements, a new idea, method or process. To adapt is to make something suitable for a new use or purpose and to pivot refers to making a significant change in direction.
  • Look for ways to innovate by researching and developing new systems and processes that will increase your efficiency and emerge stronger. Book a free session with a small business mentor to get advice.
  • Analyse your supply chains – COVID-19 has reinforced the importance of efficient and resilient supply chains. Technology, automation, collaboration, planning and training are all key elements to consider. Look to local, the Bayswater Business Precinct Connect (BBP) is a digital community that helps local businesses connect and collaborate with each other.
  • Can you set up operations for your business at home? Whilst this may not be possible in Stage 4 restrictions, you could look at what’s required and get the process started. Our business team can assist with the range of requirements, permits and information that may apply to your particular business.
  • Grow your networks: Networking is an important way of building business skills, knowledge and developing relationships. Its also a great way to stay in contact with others who are facing the same industry restrictions. There are many networking and traders/retail association groups in our local region, visit our “Connect with others” page to find out more.
  • Join over 300 local businesses on our Be Kind to Business directory, helping Yarra Ranges residents shop local and support local.
  • Do you want to learn about tendering and winning for government business? Join a free Business Victoria workshop on Winning Government Business detailing how to maximise your chances of success!
  • Do you have a new business idea? Would you like to know how to turn an idea into a new business? Business Victoria’s free online workshop is great for business startups – click here for session times or see our information on “Starting a business”.
  • Now could be a great time for you to explore and develop opportunities around connecting with, working with and supporting audiences, visitors and colleagues who live with disability.
Contact us

PH: 1300 368 333 (request to be connected with the Small Business Office)

E: business@yarraranges.vic.gov.au