To keep up to date with the Service, and the team of local Concierges, visit the Gippsland Business Connect website.
Local businesses can now access a free tailored support service, with staff based at Latrobe City, Wellington, Baw Baw, Bass Coast, South Gippsland, East Gippsland shires and the Latrobe Valley Authority.
People who either have a business, or are thinking about starting one can access the tailored support service which is free, flexible, confidential and adaptable to your specific needs.
We can help you with navigating the various services on offer, walk you through the process, and follow up to make sure you are on track.
How will this service benefit my business?
- Tailored and personalised support
- Access to up to date information
- Connections to the most appropriate services
- A central point of contact to direct enquiries
- Keep up to date on new opportunities
- Funding may be available to help develop your business capability
How is the service different?
We are providing a tailored and coordinated approach to help local people access the many government and private sector programs that exist to support businesses.
We are also actively looking for opportunities to bring support agencies, regulators and professional services together to help solve complex issues and challenges for local businesses.
We work together to continuously enhance the service, based on your feedback. If you have suggestions or ideas about we could better support local businesses in the future, we’d love to hear from you.
As well as input and guidance from local business operators, there are actively involved partners from all levels of government and the private sector to offer the Business Support Service, including:
- Baw Baw Shire Council
- Latrobe City Council
- Wellington Shire Council
- Bass Coast Shire Council
- South Gippsland Shire Council
- East Gippsland Shire Council
- GROW Gippsland
- Victorian Chamber of Commerce and Industry
- Rural Financial Counselling Service
- Victorian Small Business Commission
- Small Business Mentoring Service
- Small Business Victoria
- Regional Development Victoria
- Kinaway Chamber of Commerce
Contact your local business concierge
Latrobe City Council
Phone: 1300 367 700
Baw Baw Shire Council
Phone: 1300 229 229
Wellington Shire Council
Phone: 1300 366 244
Bass Coast Shire Council
Phone: 1300 BCOAST (226 278)
South Gippsland Shire Council
Phone: 5662 9200
East Gippsland Shire Council
Phone: 5153 9500