Grow your business

Gradual, steady corporate growth can be achieved with good general management. However, keep these five key stages in mind when you update and renew your business to see sustainable substantial gains.

  1. Have a vision and a strategy for getting there.
  2. Be direct and clear about your differences.
  3. Create business systems that help you minimise growth pains.
  4. Align your employees with your company.
  5. Keep your growth strategy consistent.

Support your business

Businesses can benefit from a variety of subsidies, programs, workshops, and mentorship services provided by the Victorian and Australian Governments.

Find and apply for local, state and federal government grants, funding and financial assistance for businesses. Includes sections on eligibility criteria, how to apply, frequently asked questions and closing dates.

Visit the following websites for business grants and programs

Tools and templates are available for a variety of areas of your business including marketing, cash flow, writing a business plan and job descriptions.

Visit the following websites for tools and templates

Running your business in these challenging times and having the sole responsibility for everything can take its toll on your mental health and wellbeing. It is essential you take care of yourself.

If you are not coping with the challenge of running your business, help is available through Partners in Wellbeing.

This free, confidential service offers one-on-one support to help you improve your wellbeing, develop strategies to cope and provide emotional support when and as you need it. Family members involved in your business and your staff are also encouraged to use this service if they are feeling anxious and overwhelmed.

This service is available from 9am – 10pm weekdays and on weekends 9am – 5pm.

For more information visit Partners in Wellbeing website.

Free access to mental health resources

Promoting positive mental health benefits both your business and your employees.

    Support for small business or sole traders to manage debt and financial issues

    Qualified financial counsellors provide advice, information, and support to manage debt and financial issues. They can also provide information about financial support available for your business and provide assistance to access support.

    Financial counsellors can help you with:

    • Understanding the financial position and viability of your business
    • Access to grants and support measures offered by state and federal governments and industry, such as banks
    • Personal financial debts
    • Understand options and priorities relating to debts
    • Negotiations, including insurers, lenders and creditors, dispute resolution and repayment arrangements
    • Information about insolvency processes
    • Referrals to experts, including in accountancy, legal, insolvency, ATO and ombudsman.

    Contact the team from Partners In Wellbeing on 1300 375 330. They are available 9am-10pm weekdays and 9am-5pm weekends.

    Links for more information

Businesses can seek help from recruitment agencies, which can provide services such as job postings, candidate screening, and interviewing to ensure that they find the best fit for their open positions. Additionally, there are online job boards and networking platforms that businesses can utilize to expand their reach and connect with potential candidates.