The City of
Greater Geelong is working with the Victorian Small Business Commission (VSBC)
to improve the trading environment for local small businesses.
has signed the VSBC’s Small Business Friendly Charter, officially becoming a small
business friendly council.
As a small
business friendly council, the City commits to:
payment times for small business suppliers;
with small businesses to manage the impacts of infrastructure projects;
the approval process for starting a business; and
set up and support local business networks.
collected from local business owners will also make it simpler to set up and
run small businesses in Geelong.
Small Business Friendly Charter builds on existing support services like the
City’s Business Concierge service.
early 2019, the Business Concierge Service guides people through the permit
process when they are starting a business in Greater Geelong.
service is part of the Victorian Government’s Better Approvals Project to find
practical reforms that save businesses time and money.