We know it is a challenging time for our local businesses amidst the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic and we are here to support them as best we can.
We have developed a $4.5 million support and relief package, which includes initiatives designed to ease the financial burden on our local businesses. This includes the waiver of food premises registration fees, footpath trading fees, trader parking permit fees and more.
We have compiled relevant information and advice from the Victorian Government and the Australian Government to help support local businesses in responding to the changes brought about by the COVID-19 outbreak. See Support for small business in response to COVID-19.
We have created online tutorials, including beginners’ guides to using Instagram and LinkedIn, to help business owners promote their businesses.
Businesses can access our free, online business mentoring sessions, designed to help address challenges and explore opportunities.
Soon, business people will also be able to access our business workshops and events online, to learn new skills and stay connected with other local businesses during this time.