Our vision for our region and its people
To be a regional innovation hub that drives new and innovative business creation and promotes lifelong science, technology, engineering, arts and maths (STEAM) learning.
We aim to inspire young people to stay, and to attract professionals and businesses to the region.
Workshops & Events coming up at Mallee Rising
Programs coming in 2019
Mallee Rising is a launchpad for local entrepreneurs
Where business and community connect and ideas spark!
The idea for Mallee Rising sparked from a local need for practical business support and digital technology education for small and micro businesses, local industry, community groups and schools.
Mallee Rising launched in 2017 as a social enterprise operating out of Swan Hill, Victoria.
We provide support for small business and local entrepreneurs. Our profit facilitates our social impact, including a co-working hub in Swan Hill.
The social enterprise’s focus on online and emerging technology lessens the digital divide between city and country and across ages and industries. By creating opportunities for basic tech training - from social media to e-commerce through to farm tech and drones - Mallee Rising helps ensure local skills for local jobs now and in the future.
0473 069 755
137 Campbell Street,
Swan Hill VIC 3585
9am - 6pm
Mon - Fri
We provide a wide range of services to support businesses at all stages to grow.
Plan for success
Meet with a mentor
Thinking about starting a new business? Or have you opened a business in the past couple of years and need some guidance?
We want to help local businesses get off to the best possible start and become long term success stories.
Our format is very flexible: if you want to discuss your business plan, you can, or if you want to focus on a particular topic or pain point, then that's fine too. Let’s start talking.
Get your business plan in shape
We believe in the adage “Plan your work, then work your plan.”
However tempting it is to want to start a a business on a gut feeling and race into it, it’s critically important to have a document setting out your business's future objectives and strategies for achieving them.
We can accompany you through part or all of this process.
Register your ABN
You can register an Australian Business Number (ABN) online and for free, but if it all seems too much you can sit down with us and we’ll guide you through the process.
Register and protect
Register your business name
Your business name will follow you forever - it’ll be on your uniforms, your businesses cards and your email address among other things.
We can guide you through the creative part of choosing your business name as well as the registration process with ASIC if you want someone by your side.
Register your domain name
Your domain name is how your customers find your website and it should closely resemble your business name and be registered at the same time!
Our domain names experience runs deep - in a past life we managed domain names for one of the world’s largest insurers in more than 50 countries - talk to us.
Register across social media
Social networks and social media have transformed businesses of all sizes, from micro and small businesses upwards.
They present incredible - and low cost! - opportunities to reach new customers in new markets and build two-way relationships to grow your businesses.
It’s important to lock down your preferred social profile names on day 1 and we excel in this space.
Setup your brand
Your logo and business cards
Your business name is important but it’s your logo that catches the customer’s eye.
There are different options for different budgets - talk to us before you spend too little or too much on the wrong logo!
We’ll then set you up with business cards, business stationery, an email signature and more!
Impress with a website
At Mallee Rising, not only do we create great websites, we teach businesses to create their own if they want to!
You’ll get a mobile-friendly window into your business.
Whatever your time or budget pressure we can help to get you online.
Setup professional email
If you’ve come this far and registered your name, designed a logo, printed business cards and gone online then you need a matching email address.
We can setup a firstname.lastname@example.org email address in no time and at next to no cost!
Grow your business
Help customers find you on Google
Having a website is one thing but are prospective customers finding you on Google when searching for the products or services you sell?
We understand many of the factors Google takes into account when calculating rankings on its search results pages and what you can do on your website to improve your rankings!
Sell online 24/7
The digital economy creates immense challenges and opportunities for businesses.
By developing an online store (your website, Facebook, Amazon, eBay and the like), you allow new customers in new markets to buy from you 24/7. Fail to go and sell online and you could see your market share shrink as others move into this space.
Increase loyalty with email marketing
Email marketing is an under-rated marketing tactic and many businesses are missing out by not nurturing relationships by email.
How many times have you thought “I didn’t know that news, offer or event was on!” only for someone to say “but we put it on Facebook!
Everyone has an email address and, unlike social media, there’s no algorithm blocking your messages from reaching your customers.
We’re only getting started with our range of services which more services to grow your business and find new customers to be added shortly.
Latest news straight from the blog
- March 2019
- Dec 2, 2018 Reinventing retail in regional Australia
- July 2018
- June 2018
- April 2018
- November 2017
- Oct 31, 2017 Developing new services and workshop themes
- January 2017
- Dec 15, 2016 Introducing Mallee Rising