If you’re starting or growing a small business, you’ve probably got a book-full of questions you’d like answers for. There’s only so much that Google can answer for when you’re trying to navigate the world of finance, logistics, sales, business development and more.

Over 83% of all businesses in Melbourne are small businesses. With the city being such a nourishing environment for small businesses, there’s so much help and advice out there, just waiting for you to take advantage of it. Whether you’re in the early stages of business, or you’d like a refresher, here are the sources that are available for you.

Business Events

Every month, there are business events, seminars and classes all across Melbourne. Often, these events last for one evening, but there are weekend workshops available too for a more in-depth look at business.

The workshops can provide the foundations you need to set up and run a successful business. Often, they’ll encompass factors you may not have thought of and will trigger some great ideas and inspiration. You’ll have the chance to pick the brains of professionals, as well as listen to their advice. You’ll also be mixing with others in the same situation as you, so these are helpful networking events that are not to be missed.


The City of Melbourne encourages entrepreneurship and offers grants to businesses in certain situations. If you need some startup funds, a financial grant could get you on the right track. You could be eligible for a grant of up to $30,000 if:

  • You have 20 or less full-time employees
  • You have registered your business
  • Your business proposal could proceed without the grant

Melbourne Business Consultants

Contact a trusted business consultant to get started with your business plan and strategy. There are so many factors to think about and a business consultant can help steer you in the right direction, with a plan that’s tailored to your business.

TR Consulting specialises in all aspects of business strategies. We work with you for the entire process so we can understand your vision and plan for growth. We meet face-to-face with our clients and we’re always available to offer advice when you need it.

Co-working Spaces

With the growing community of startups, it makes sense to save on desk rent and share a working space. Co-working spaces usually target a particular industry or type of entrepreneur, so you can save money and get exposure to other people with similar goals to you.

For co-working spaces in Melbourne CBD or trendy suburbs, try The Cluster, Inspire 9 or Rotson.

Contact TR Consulting for more help and advice for growing or establishing your small business.

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