New year, new business

Tuesday, 6 February 2024

Community 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.

Our 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.

We 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.

Mayor Trent Sullivan

The comprehensive Business Concierge service is also available for traders managing or looking to grow an existing business, or community members exploring investment opportunities.

Our region has more than 21,000 small businesses, making up around 97 per cent of all businesses.

The City’s Business & Industry Experience team is committed to empowering and strengthening this sector, which is a major driver of our local economy.

Our free Business Concierge service has new and existing business owners covered with support during each stage of the business journey.

There is plenty on offer, including free workshops and mentoring, training, networking and advice on permits.

Deputy Mayor Anthony Aitken

The City is dedicated to supporting local businesses and advancing investment opportunities that support a growing and diverse economy.

The City works to attract investment through organising investment and trade visits, showcasing Greater Geelong’s business and industry potential and streamlining regulatory processes and permits.

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.

Find out more:
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 03 5272 4888

Page last updated: Tuesday, 6 February 2024