Enterprising Wyndham Vale

Enterprising Wyndham Vale

WHAT IS THIS PROGRAM? A business start up intensive in the form of a four-month program to empower local entrepreneurs. The Enterprising Wyndham Vale program is a partnership with Wyndham City Council, the Scanlon Foundation and the Centre for Multicultural Youth.

WHO IS IT FOR? For Wyndham Vale area residents who have recently started a business or have a business idea they have researched and are committed to starting soon.

WHEN WILL IT RUN? The program runs from July 14 - October 19 (see below for dates and topics)

HOW WILL IT RUN? Starting with a two day intensive to establish the foundations of the program and get to know the group, followed by weekly sessions on Thursday evenings for four months. Participants will complete a business plan with support in class as well as from a mentor. The program ends with a graduation ceremony where participants pitch their business idea to a supportive community.  See below for details or to attend the information session. 

WHY IS THIS PROGRAM IMPORTANT? Running your own business is hard. There are lots of programs and online courses to learn the basics, this one is different in that it is place-based, focused in the Wyndham Vale area, and social inclusion oriented, aiming to reflect the diversity of the community and provide opportunities for those who may not access mainstream services. The program aims to empower local entrepreneurs to increase their business knowledge, skills and confidence. It is a peer learning environment with an action learning focus where participants encourage and learn from each other.

HOW MUCH WILL IT COST? The program cost to successful applicants is $150. This program is funded primarily by the Scanlon Foundation which enables this low cost fee for the program. No one will be turned away for lack of funds.


  • I live in the Wyndham Vale area
  • I have a business idea or a business in early stages
  • I am at least 18 years of age (no upper age limit)
  • I have passion, drive and demonstrated commitment to my idea
  • I am available for all the program dates
  • I have a good working level of English


To apply click the green button below. This takes you to Part One of the Application Process. Once your submission has been reviewed you will be contacted regarding Part Two, to provide more detail. If you have any questions please contact us, we are available to support you through the process. 


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Contact enterprising@cmy.net.au for more information or call 9340 3735. Applications close at midnight on 2 June 2017.

If you haven’t already joined the Enterprising Wyndham Facebook group, it is a great way to stay connected.


Enterprising Wyndham Vale key project dates

*Dates and topics subject to change




July 14

Intensive Day 1


July 15

Intensive Day 2

Lift Off!

July 20

Session 3

Market – Position and Promotion

July 27

Session 4

Product – MVP Test

Aug 3

Session 5

Business Structure

Aug 10

Session 6

Financial Principles

Aug 17

Session 7


Aug 24

Session 8

Budget, Break Even Scenarios

Aug 31

Session 9

Sales Strategies

Sept 7


Business Plans - Due Sept 8

Sept 14

Session 10

Business Plan Feedback

Sept 21

Session 11

Resilience, Risk & Sustainably

Sept 28

Session 12

Pitch Practice

Oct 5

Session 13

Next Steps, Scaling & Support

Oct 12

Session 14

Review & Feedback

Oct 19




Enterprising Wyndham Vale Information Session

Want to know more about this program? Want to apply? Find out if you're eligible and what the program involves at this information session. Have all your questions answered.

DATE: Thursday 18 May
TIME: 6.30pm - 8.00pm
VENUE: Wyndham Vale Community Learning Centre

Booking essential

Contact enterprising@cmy.net.au for more information or call 9340 3735.


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