Owner/Director & Registered Music Therapist - Chorus Music Therapy Clinic Pty Ltd

Local music therapy open day!

Curious about what music therapy is? Come and see our fully-dedicated clinic, chat to our music therapists, try out musical activities and get a free goodie bag! Friday 11th February 1.30pm-5.30pm at 130 Little Ryrie Street Geelong. Registration is essential so that we can stay covid-safe! Phone 0342481031 or 0491101593 or email

Chorus Music Therapy Clinic specialises in music therapy for infants, children and young people with a neurological impairment, injury or disorder. Our mission is to support children with disabilities and their families to reach their highest potential through exceptional music therapy programs.

Stapled Superannuation for new employees

As of Monday 1 November, “Stapled Superannuation” rules will commence for all new employees.

Stapled Superannuation simply means that existing superannuation accounts will become linked/stapled to individual employees so their fund follows them as they change jobs.

The rule applies when an employer sets up a new employee’s details and the employee doesn’t choose a fund. If this happens, the employer must find and use the employees “stapled” fund rather than creating a new one.

If you have new employees start with your business after Monday 1 November 2021, you will need to comply with this new ruling.

Here are the steps to follow when setting up a new employee for superannuation purposes:

Step 1. Request Superannuation details from the employee. If they do not have an existing superannuation fund, you may offer them a choice of super fund.

Step 2. If the employee doesn’t choose a super fund (but has had a super fund in the past) you will need to request their stapled super fund from the ATO online services following instructions found here.

Step 3. Once your new employee has either elected a super fund, or you have located their stapled super fund, you can begin paying super into their fund.

Please note: As an employer, you can only set up an employee with a default fund if your employee doesn’t choose a super fund AND the ATO has advised that the individual does not have a stapled super fund.

For further information please visit the ATO website or get in touch with the team at West Carr & Harvey:

Marketing & Memberships Administrator - Anglesea Golf Club

Anglesea Golf Club – New Member Offer

15 months membership for the price of 12 months

If you have been thinking about joining a golf club, look no further than this great opportunity

Our course is simply in the best shape its ever been. A challenging layout, lush fairways, quick greens, and great bunkering. Members and guests can’t stop talking about how good the course is.

The Clubhouse boasts a fully renovated fresh modern look that provides a great welcoming feel. There is a large deck that overlooks the 18th green where you can sit, have a drink, enjoy a pizza from our wood fired pizza oven all while watching golfers finishing their round.  The 19th Hole Bistro provides fresh, mouth-watering and value for money meals to suit all tastes, and daily changing specials to ensuring each day is different.

Our Club Professional, Steve Lipovas is on hand to help with all your golfing equipment and clothing needs at discounted VIP rates.

And of course, the course is all set for you to play a round of golf or two.

Join now and take advantage of our exclusive introductory offer:

Up to 3 months membership for FREE!
When it comes to golf memberships, there’s nothing better than a great value deal ⛳️  That’s why we have launched our NEW MEMBER OFFER – join from 1st December 2021, pay the annual fee in full and your membership will be valid until 28th February 2023 ?
That’s 15 months of membership for the price of 12 months ?️?️‍♀️
For all the details and to apply click here:

Business Executive Furniture Specialist - KFIVE FURNITURE

Launch of NAWIC Geelong Chapter – Nov 9th breakfast

NAWIC (National Assoc of Women in Construction) is launching the new Geelong Chapter. The breakfast event will take place Tuesday 9th November at The Yot – Royal Geelong Yacht club. Starting at 8.00 the event will take place as a meet and greet with future events on the agenda for 2022. This is an important Committee to support Women in Construction in the Geelong Region.

If you would like to come along, or know someone who would please reach out to me at and I can register you.

It is a free event with limited numbers – sponsored by Harris Kmon Solutions.

Business costs assistance program for construction industry now open

The Victorian Government is providing grants for eligible construction businesses impacted by the two-week shutdown from Monday 21 September to Monday 4 October 2021.

Please note:  
Only those who work in the construction industry are eligible. Additionally, businesses that have received funding under one of the following programs are not eligible for a grant under this program:

Businesses that meet the below eligibility criteria and have received assistance through the previous three rounds of the Business Support Fund, payroll tax rebate/waiver, or other COVID-19 business support programs are eligible to apply for a grant under this program.

Here are the details of the funding available.

Eligibility requirements can be found on the Business Victoria website.

Funding available:
The grant amount payable to an eligible business is determined by its payroll size:

  • $2,000 for non-employing businesses
  • $2,800 for employing businesses with annual payroll below $650,000
  • $5,600 for employing businesses with an annual payroll between $650,000 and less than $3 million
  • $8,400 for employing businesses with an annual payroll between $3 million and $10 million.

Application process:
The program is currently available for applications on the Business Victoria website and will remain open until 11:59pm on Tuesday 9 November 2021 or until funds are exhausted.

If you would like further assistance or advice for you or your business, please feel free to contact us.

CEO and Co-Founder - Boobobutt

Do you operate a children’s activity business? We’d love to hear from you!

Hi Operators

We are Boobobutt – a fast growing tech platform that allows parents to find kids activities, playgrounds and baby change facilities. Currently we are the #1 baby change and playground finder in Australia.

We are expanding our search tool to include paid kids activities and would love to hear from any and all business operators of kids activities and classes. Be it dance or swimming lessons, or one-off kids activities such as fun factories, we’d love to discuss whether you would like to use Boobobutt as an additional channel to reach engaged and motivated parents.

Through including all kids activities, our goal is to have a single, convenient home for everything a parent needs when leaving the house with their child.

Check out our search product at

Feel free to reach out to me directly on if you operate a children’s activity business and would like to discuss further.

Free Business Mentoring

Free Business Mentoring

If you’re a small business who has experienced the challenges posed by restrictions to help slow the spread of COVID-19, you may be eligible to take up the business recovery and resilience mentoring, funded by the State Government through the Victorian Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

They have created a business mentoring program to help small businesses navigate the economic challenges posed by restrictions to help slow the spread of COVID-19. Eligible businesses can receive up to four 2-hour mentoring sessions with an experienced professional who will help them make informed decisions about the future of their business.

Enterprising Partnerships has many professional mentors who have helped 175 businesses so far with identifying sustainable and strategic decisions, marketing strategies, approaches to customers, identifying new revenue streams, and the like, through this program. The program won’t be open indefinitely, so if you need assistance getting your business back on track, look into how to register here:

Business support during Victoria’s roadmap to reopening

The Commonwealth and Victorian Governments will continue to provide funding support through the next six weeks of Victoria’s roadmap to reopening (upon reaching 80 per cent vaccination).

Here is the list of funding available:

  • Business Costs Assistance Program Round Five
  • Licensed Hospitality Venue Fund
  • Small Business COVID Hardship Fund

For further information you can read the Premier’s release here. If you would like further assistance or advice for you or your business during our current restrictions please feel free to contact us.

To read more about the funding, eligibility and how to apply, click here.

Trainer/Coach/Mentor - Get More Time

I’m giving away $15,000 worth of small business coaching for FREE

Hey leaders,

I have just revamped my small business coaching program, and I am excited to offer three complimentary places ($5,000 each) to committed small business owners who want to take their enterprise to the next level.

All I ask in return is a testimonial at the end of three months.

It will help small business owners, who are overloaded or struggling to grow, get more time, energy and profits.

If this sounds like something you need, let me know and we can line up a call to see if you qualify for one of the free spots.

Talk soon.

Best regards,



Les Watson

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Owner/Director & Registered Music Therapist - Chorus Music Therapy Clinic Pty Ltd

Geelong music therapy service a finalist in the Victorian Early Years Awards!

The Department of Education and Training’s Victorian Early Years Awards (VEYA) celebrate the “outstanding work of our early childhood professionals to improve the health, learning, development and wellbeing of Victorian children and their families.” VEYA 2021 consists of seven award categories, and Chorus Music Therapy Clinic has been announced as a finalist in category 2, “supporting parents to build their capacity and confidence.”
I am so incredibly proud- in what has been a very challenging 2 years since we opened Geelong’s very first, and only, fully dedicated music therapy clinic on Little Ryrie Street, we are so thrilled to receive this exciting news. Winners will be announced at an online awards ceremony on Wednesday 10 November 2021. More information on the finalists (including us!) can be found on the Department of Education and Training website: 2021 Victorian Early Years Awards Finalists (
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