Small business support
There are over 7,500 businesses in Greater Bendigo - 97 per cent of which employ less than 20 equivalent full time staff.
The City of Greater Bendigo’s Economic Development Unit supports local small business with a variety of free and unbiased services and initiatives.
Find grants and funding with our custom search tool – powered by Australia’s top business grants website GrantGuru.
Watch the A–Z of essential business practices, developed locally in partnership with global business specialist ActionCOACH.
View or list upcoming workshops with various topics designed to upskill and inform you for business success.
Discover free and low-cost local meeting spaces suitable for group or one-on-one business meetings.
Find handy contact details for government departments, business and networking groups, shared office spaces or business development and training organisations.
Host a secondary or tertiary student placement or provide other career experiences to benefit your business.
Link with free or low-cost business mentoring services to support and grow your business.
Ask us for a free business health ‘check-up’ – developed locally in partnership with global business specialist ActionCOACH.
Receive confidential advice and support when your business isn’t going to plan. Work out a strategy with experts on how to save or close your business.
Link in with #SLBB, the online community that helps small business prosper. Learn, share and grow with advice from local small business and industry leaders via the Facebook page and forum.
Utilise free or subsidised business resources including premises support and advice on the latest business practices and training options delivered in partnership with Workspace Australia.
In addition, the Economic Development Unit assists by holding business events, sharing data and market intelligence, delivering programs in partnership with government, supporting local business networking groups and helping you navigate through the city’s business compliance and planning requirements.
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