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Programs to help launch your business idea

Most businesses in the City of Whittlesea are sole operators. We can support you to start, maintain and grow your business.

Thinking of launching your own business? Here are some links to get help you get started.

Free one-hour business mentoring

Contact us to book in for your free session which will help you get started on your business journey. Contact us on 9217 2278 or email

Small Business Victoria

Learn about all aspects of running your business such as starting up, business plans and marketing. Read more online.

Australian Taxation Office

The ATO offers workshops to help you learn about record keeping and business tax basics. Read more.

New Enterprise Incentive Scheme

Individuals not in employment, education or training who are interested in running their own business may be eligible for the Federal Government's New Business Assistance program.

Small Business Mentoring Service

SBMS is a not-for-profit that provides advice around running a business or other industry-specific insights. Read more.

Explore being my own boss

Each year the Australian Government offers 1000 places to its Exploring Being My Own Boss workshop.

Stepping Stones to Small Business

Small business training and support for women of refugee, migrant, and asylum seeker backgrounds. Hosted by Brotherhood of St Laurence. Read more.