Small Business in Boroondara

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Fri 31 May 2019

Learn how we can provide help and support for small business owners in Boroondara.

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Small Business in Boroondara: Boroondara City of Harmony

Starting and running your own business can be exciting, rewarding and challenging.

This video provides information on where to get support for your business and lists some of the permits you may need to run your business in Boroondara.

Located just 10 kilometres from Melbourne Central Business District, Boroondara is well-served by major roads, freeways and public transport.

It has a well-educated population with high disposable income coupled with a quality local workforce.

This makes Boroondara a smart choice for starting a new business.

The City of Boroondara’s Economic Development staff can help if you are starting or expanding your business.

They can provide research and data about Boroondara’s economy, its local shopping centres and the people who live here.

They can connect you with other local businesses through regular free networking events.

Boroondara’s Economic Development team can also provide training on a range of topics to help you start or build your business.

These include finance, hiring, management, marketing and social media, They can also link you to organisations and resources that provide advice about your legal requirements as an employer and relevant tax laws.

They can assist with business planning and link you to business mentors.

Just finding out what types of permits you will need before starting or expanding your business can be difficult.

That's where Boroondara’s economic development staff can help.

For example you may need a planning permit for your business even if you're operating from home.

Building permits are needed before constructing a new building for your business.

If you want to run a food business, put tables, chairs or signs on the footpath or serve alcohol as part of your business then permits are required.

If you would like to know more about starting a business in Boroondara. please contact our Economic Development staff on 9278 4081 or via the telephone interpreter service on 9278 4002.

(Level 1, 8 Inglesby Road, Camberwell, [email protected],

You can also learn more about your rights responsibilities and support for your business from the following:

  • The Australian Tax Office has information for small businesses in languages other than English on their website.
  • The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has information in languages other than English on their website
  • and The Australian Industry Small business Support line offers a telephone interpreter service on 131450.

Boroondara’s Economic Development staff look forward to hearing from you.