Resources

Advice and Support Services

Guides and information from government and private industry sources are available to help those who would like to start and/or improve their business.

Small Business Toolkit

The Small Business Toolkit is now available for download.  This toolkit contains information on a range of topics applicable to small businesses, from starting up, to actioning growth plans.  Developed by Latrobe City this resource is targeted to assist the growth of our local business sector.

Food Businesses

Latrobe City Council's Environmental Health team can provide advice and support for those wishing to set up or purchase a re-existing food business, within the municipality. Before you start construction or structural works we encourage you to contact the Environmental Health team  so they can provide you information on the requirements of your food premises.

Accommodation Businesses

Latrobe City Council's Environmental Health team can provide advice and support for those wishing to set up or purchase a re-existing accommodation business, within the municipality. Before you start construction or structural works we encourage you to contact the Environmental Health team  so they can provide you information on the requirements of your accommodation premises.

Health and Beauty Businesses

Latrobe City Council's Environmental Health team can provide advice and support for those wishing to set up or purchase a re-existing beauty or health business, within the municipality. Before you start construction or structural works we encourage you to contact the Environmental Health team  so they can provide you information on the requirements of your beauty or health premises.

Victorian Small Business Commissioner

The Victorian Small Business Commissioner operates a fair business environment for small business in Victoria. They assist businesses to resolve disputes, conduct mediations, and provide assistance at no costs or minimal cost to businesses.

For more information, visit the Victorian Small Business Commissioner or call 13 22 15.

Grants and Funding

The federal and state governments have tools which can assist you to determine whether you are eligible for a grant. Please visit business.gov.au  and Business Victoria.

GrantGuru is also a great resource for businesses

Tax Assistance

The ATO provides free webinars (online seminars) on a variety of topics delivered by experienced tax officers. The webinars cover thirteen different modules including introduction to tax basics, income tax deductions, home based businesses, small business concessions, activity statement essentials, goods and services tax, budgeting and record keeping, super obligations, contractor issues, depreciation, employer obligations, and motor vehicle deductions.

Visit the Australian Tax Office website for more information on webinars available to business.  

For more information, phone the Economic Development Team on 1300 367 700.