Brimbank Business Update - Special Edition - Brimbank Business Support and Assistance
  • Business Development Program Launch!
  • Last chance to register: Webinar Program - Get Back on Your Feet 
  • Webinar - Managing the Demands of running a Business 
  • Business Support and Mentoring 
  • COVID-19 Update and Support for Small Busines
The Business Development Program will continue to be delivered via online webinars until further notice.

After registering, you will receive an email with instructions and a link to join the webinar.
The program is subject to change and new topics are being added regularly.  

We look forward to seeing you online!

For more information click here
The Get Back on Your Feet program will equip you with the tools to build resilience so that you can navigate a new way of doing business and life.

After major disruption to our business and personal life, we need to define a new way of living and working. This 4-week program is run by Melanie White, a personal and business coach who specialises in helping people change, and cope with change.

The program will be delivered over 4 weeks and topics include:

Week 1, 16 July 2020: Regroup
Regaining composure and prioritising self-care. 

Week 2, 23 July 2020: Redefining Normal
Redefine personal and business visions and identify opportunities, drawing on strengths and lessons.

Week 3, 30 July 2020: Resourcefulness
Improve your capacity to step into your business (and life) through connection, collaboration and support. 

Week 4, 6 August 2020: Rational decisions and plans
Focus on making rational decisions and creating innovative plans and lifestyle goals as you navigate a new way of living and working.  

Participants who complete the 4 week program will receive a 60 minute coaching session with a health and wellness coach.

Register here 
Wednesday 22 July 2020, 9.30-11.00am 

This webinar will provide simple principles to apply daily in your business to increase productivity, profitability and reduce stress and overwhelm. Here’s some of what we’re going to cover:
  • The COMMON SIGNS that things need to change
  • The 4 BIGGEST MISTAKES business owners make
  • The 4 KEYS to having a FINANCIALLY SUCCESSFUL business with less stress and burnout
  • What to STOP doing and what to START doing
  • How you can IMPLEMENT change IMMEDIATELY

Each participant will receive a 20 minute follow up call with an experienced business coach.

Register here

Are you operating a business in Brimbank?  
  • Do you need any advice/assistance with modifying your business model to take away / delivery?
  • Would you like information about the Victorian Governments recent announcements including the Business Support Grant ($5,000)?
  • Do you need assistance with understanding how the Stage 3 Restrictions affect your business?
  • Would you like to speak with a member of Economic Development team or the St Albans Place Manager?
If you would like to speak to a team member from Economic Development, or the St Albans Place Manager, please email or call 9249 4000

Business Mentoring 

Council's partnership with the Small Business Mentoring Service (SBMS) and ION Group provides businesses with vouchers to access to mentoring support. Sessions are provided either online via Skype/Zoom or by telephone.

SBMS provides mentoring sessions designed to work toward providing operational support and resources for businesses in these extreme times with a mentor of your choice, including mentors speaking languages other than English.

ION Group provides a strategic ‘whole of business’ approach to their mentoring sessions and an opportunity to review your situation, planning and business strategy, and adaptation strategies for re-opening, reinventing and rebuilding your business.

For more information and a discussion about your mentoring needs, contact the Economic Development Team

Council's Community Support Response

Council's Community Support Response (Financial Hardship and Resources) provides support for residents and business with the implementation of Council’s new COVID-19 Financial Hardship Policy, and the Rates, Charges and Fee Review which seeks to assist local businesses, residents and other affected ratepayers.

If you're the ratepayer of a property in Brimbank and are experiencing financial hardship due to he coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic then please complete our COVID-19 Hardship Application (also available in Vietnamese) to make arrangements or defer your rates payments.
For more information on Council’s Community Support Response as part of the Coronavirus Response & Recovery Strategy please click here

From 11:59pm on Wednesday 8 July 2020 if you live in metropolitan Melbourne and the Mitchell Shire your must stay at home. 

You can only leave home for one of the 4 reasons:
  • Shopping for food and supplies
  • Medical care and caregiving
  • Exercise 
  • Study and work – if you can’t do it from home
Stay up to date:
Department of Health and Human Services 
Victorian Government

Victorian Government: $534M Business Support Package The Victorian Government has announced a $534M Business Support Package today (Friday 10 July). 

More information and links will be provided in next week’s Business Bulletin, however, the package will include the following support for business:
  • Business Support Fund Expansion - $5,000 grant for impacted businesses
  • Cash grants
  • Mental health support
  • Mentoring 
  • Relief for Tourism Business
  • Targeted advice for Business
For more information and updates, go to  

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