Business Assistance & Advice

Ballarat Business Centre can help your business in many ways – from receiving expert advice in the early and vital stages of starting your business, to monitoring your progress and ongoing support.

If you’re ready to branch out and start your own business, the Ballarat Business Centre offers low-cost, serviced office accommodation in the CBD at one of three convenient sites, as well as industrial sheds for businesses of a more hands-on, practical nature,  just north of the CBD located near Bunnings.  Our three CBD office sites provide a friendly, relaxed environment, with reception services available and economical monthly licence fees  – simplifying your startup journey and allowing you to concentrate on growing your business in a supportive environment.

Perhaps you have a business idea you’d like to explore?  We can assist by guiding you to experienced and knowledgeable professionals who can discuss and develop your ideas, and help you take those first steps in your new business!

Ballarat Business Centre, in partnership with Rural Financial Counselling Service and Sarina Russo, are here to provide confidential, independent, local and free business and well-being support and advocacy for rural and regional primary producers and small business experiencing or at risk of hardship, or navigating the challenges of financial stress, economic downturn or disaster.

Our rural and small business specialists work across Victoria’s west and can help you:

  • Navigate the initial steps of setting up a small business
  • Expert advice on how to market your business
  • Understand your financial position
  • Identify options and opportunities
  • Access government grants and packages
  • Negotiate with financial providers and creditors
  • Industry expert referrals
  • Plan for the next months and for the future

Our expanded team of regionally-based counsellors now covers the South West and Surf Coast through to the border towns of the Wimmera-Mallee and the Murray River, through the North Central Goldfields, the Central Highlands and the Macedon Ranges.

Confidential, independent, local and free

Obtaining assistance or advice for your business has never been more simple:

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In three simple steps, you can take the next steps to receive expert advice for your small business.

We’re here to help with action plans, cash flows, applications, negotiations, business recovery and well-being support. As well as taking vital steps for planning the next months and into the future.

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