Business Support and Training

Information, resources and tools to assist you to start, run and grow your business in the Surf Coast Shire.

  • Business Victoria - is an online resource designed to help you start, run and grow your business.  On this website you can find information on setting up a business, public holidays and find relevant support, advice and training on a broad range of topics including marketing, finance, human resources, exporting and events.
  • Victorian Small Business Commissioner - provides independent guidance on business disputes.  They provide quick, effective, neutral and low cost mediation services - so you can get on with the job of running your business.
  • Geelong Regional Alliance (G21) - is the formal alliance of government, business and community organisations working together to improve the lives of people within the Geelong region across five municipalities - Colac Otway, Golden Plains, Greater Geelong, Queenscliffe and Surf Coast.
  • Small Business Mentoring Service (SBMS) - Find an experienced mentor to help your business succeed.  Mentors with the SBMS have either owned their own small business or worked in an organisation that has had strong links to small business.  All mentors provide advice on a voluntary basis. 
  • Small Business Festival Victoria - Get inspired and learn new skills to help you start or grow your business at Small Business Festival Victoria. 

For further information please contact our Customer Service team or email