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Media Release: Recession proof your business

By August 5, 2009December 9th, 2009No Comments

Learn how to take steps to recession proof your business during a free two-hour information night at the Karralyka Centre in Ringwood East.

Councillor Alex Makin said a panel of business experts would be on hand to answer questions such as ‘Are you concerned about how your business might perform in the current economic climate?’ and ‘Are there measures you can take to limit the impact of the global marketplace?’.

“The session will also include a presentation by a local business about the changes they’ve implemented recently in response to market pressures,” Cr Makin said.

“The function will be jointly hosted by Council, the Victorian Business Centre Vermont and Yarra Ranges Shire Council,” Cr Makin said.

“A wealth of information will be provided so you’re guaranteed to learn something new to help your business,” Cr Makin said.

Other topics to be covered on the night include:

  • What can be provided locally.
  • How to make your business more profitable and sustainable.
  • How to access mentoring support and details about the many government programs available to assist businesses.

Recession Proof Your Business will be held at the Karralyka Centre, Mines Road, Ringwood East from 6 to 8pm on Wednesday 19 August. Bookings are essential.

For details on this information session, to make a booking or find out more about Council’s business support activities, phone 9298 4320 or visit the BizMaroondah website at

Alex Makin

Alex Makin

Alex Makin is a councillor for the Mullum Ward in the City of Maroondah. Alex has been a councillor since 2005, representing ratepayers, businesses, community groups and residents. I aim to continue making a difference and welcome any thoughts you may have in regard to life, community and business in Maroondah. Phone: (03) 9870 8202 or 0408 311 645 Email:

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