Business Support

The City is committed to supporting its local businesses and recognises the role they play in linking, sustaining and strengthening our community.

This section is intended to provide some guidance and helpful information to assist you with your business decisions.

In addition, the Small Business Development Corporation provide a range of information, guidance and resources for small business. They also run free small business workshops. Find out more on their website.

Economic development

The City recognises the importance of sound economic planning and development and the vital role it plays in building sustainable and liveable communities.

We are currently reviewing and updating our Economic Development Strategy 2013-2016 in light of the COVID-19 pandemic and we aim to develop a new Strategy next financial year subject to budget.

In the interim, the City will continue to promote and facilitate economic development through its ‘whole of organisation’ culture.

Business Foundations workshops

The City has partnered with Business Foundations to provide a series of low-cost workshops for local businesses. The workshops are aimed at teaching actionable business management know-how to our small business community. The workshops cover a variety of topics including COVID-19 recovery, customer service, merchandising, selling online, finances, social media and hiring and firing.

Visit the Events section to browse all events in the City and register for any upcoming Business Beyond workshops.

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