members considering taking the next step this year by starting their own small
business in Greater Geelong are encouraged to seek free support from the City.
The Business Concierge service helps businesses set up and
trade as soon as possible by providing a dedicated contact point for all things
permits, compliance steps and local economic insights.
Business & Industry Experience team also delivers programs and events that
support business growth and upskill the region’s workforce, and can identify
grants and funding opportunities available.
encourage contacting this free service before making any substantial investment
or signing lease agreements, as it’s likely community members will need at
least one permit to set up and operate.
The comprehensive Business Concierge service is also
available for traders managing or looking to grow an existing business, or
community members exploring investment opportunities.
region has more than 21,000 small businesses, making up around 97 per cent of
City’s Business & Industry Experience team is committed to empowering and
strengthening this sector, which is a major driver of our local economy.
free Business Concierge service has new and existing business owners covered
with support during each stage of the business journey.
is plenty on offer, including free workshops and mentoring, training,
networking and advice on permits.
Mayor Anthony Aitken
The City is dedicated to supporting local businesses
and advancing investment opportunities that support a growing and diverse
Find out more:
The City works to attract
investment through organising investment and trade visits, showcasing Greater
Geelong’s business and industry potential and streamlining regulatory processes
To help grow and diversify our
economy, the team collaborates with business and industry experts to explore
opportunities, advocates for strategic projects that underpin business and
industry growth and helps to address important local economic challenges.
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 03 5272 4888