Starting a business

Here are our top eight suggestions when starting a business.

  1. Look at all of the information on this website (especially the information about Council’s permits & regulations, legal and financial requirements).
  2. Speak to the relevant Council departments about your business.
  3. Book a meeting to see a BizHub team member to see how Council can assist your business and to talk about your industry.
  4. Book a time to see a business mentor to discuss your business in a free confidential 45 minute one-on-one session.
  5. Attend some business training workshops to maximise your business knowledge – especially the Starting Your Business workshop to find out what you need to do when starting a business.
  6. Do a business plan for your business
  7. Do your market research
  8. Take advantage of free and low-cost services from all three levels of government.

More information

Visit the Australian Government business website to look at the Starting a business guide to assist your business.

Visit the Business Victoria website for more checklists and templates.