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Free resilience program for all Upper Spencer Gulf & Limestone Coast small businesses

Upper Spencer Gulf and Limestone Coast small business owners, operators and employees in South Australia can learn how to take small steps to get ready for future disruptions through a FREE business resilience program now open for registrations.

The Business Community Resilience (BCR) Toolkit program helps small businesspeople to prepare, connect and build resilience. From July to September participants will receive 15 micro-learning modules on resilient ready topics including removing the linchpin, creating more revenue streams, cybersecurity and connecting with the business next door. Co-designed with a local advisory group the program is open to all small businesses within the City of Whyalla, City of Port Augusta and Port Pirie Regional Council; and City of Mount Gambier, District Council of Grant, District Council of Robe, Kingston District Council, Naracoorte Lucindale Council, Tatiara District Council and Wattle Range Council.

Locals in small business are welcome to attend a launch event:

Whyalla: Monday, June 19 - Register

Port Augusta: Tuesday, June 20 - Register

Port Pirie: Tuesday, June 20 - Register

Mount Gambier: Monday, June 26 - Register

Naracoorte: Tuesday, June 27 - Register

Robe: Tuesday, June 27 - Register

South Australian stakeholder lead Lorraine Pitman said: ``If the disaster events of the past few years have taught us anything, it’s that we must be prepared for the worst because the worst is possible.

``We truly believe building small business community capabilities will save lives and livelihoods. Building business resilience together – in our individual businesses and across our business community will help everyone do business better in the good times and survive (if not thrive) through the bad.''

Small business participants will create a personalised business resilience toolkit through the program, during which they will hear disaster stories of other small businesspeople in their community and build regional connections with locals in small business experiencing similar challenges.

New toolkit modules will be released daily across July 17-21, August 14-18 and September 18-22.

Community-based workshops will also be held for Whyalla in July, Port Augusta and Mount Gambier in August, Robe in September and Port Pirie and Naracoorte in October, with online workshops also planned (details coming soon).

The BCR Toolkit: Upper Spencer Gulf and Limestone Coast projects are a collaboration between certified social enterprise Resilient Ready, the Department for Industry, Innovation and Science and the Council of Small Business Organisations Australia.

Click the links below to register for the programs:

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