Business in Yarra

Yarra Council is committed to building and supporting a strong local economy that provides for an innovative and sustainable community.

There are more than 13,600 businesses operating within the municipality, making Yarra home to one of the largest economies in metropolitan Melbourne.

Council’s Economic Development Unit aims to support the local business community, enhance and promote the municipality as a visitor destination and foster a co-operative culture within Council in its dealings with the business community. 

City of Yarra e-bulletin for local businesses

Council sends out a short email newsletter to local businesses, filled with news about local issues and events, and information from government and industry bodies.

If you would like to subscribe to have the newsletter emailed directly to you each fortnight, please sign up online.

BRAINfoodforBusiness - professional development and training

Council offers a range of networking, training and professional development opportunities through its BRAINfoodforBusiness Program.

Visit the BRAINfoodforBusiness Events Calendar to find booking links for the year's events, listed below.

Event Name Location Date Time Price
Web design workshop with WIX Carlton Library Tuesday, 17 January 2017 10-12noon FREE
DIY graphic design Richmond Library Thursday, 9 February 2017 3-4pm FREE
Presentation skills training Richmond Town Hall Tuesday, 21 February 2017 6pm-8.45pm FREE
Financial & budgeting essentials  Richmond Town Hall Thursday, 23 February 2017 6pm-8.45pm FREE
Networking on LinkedIn Fitzroy Library Tuesday, 28 February 2017 1-2pm FREE
International Women's Day business luncheon Amora Riverwalk Hotel, 649 Bridge, Road Richmond Wednesday, 8 March 2017 12-2.30pm $60
Tax essentials seminar with the Australian Tax Office (ATO) Richmond Town Hall Room 1 & 2 Wednesday, 15 March 2017 6pm-8.30pm FREE
Successful partnering with funders and other organisations Richmond Town Hall Room Thursday, 16 March 2017 6pm-8.45pm FREE
Record keeping with the Australian Tax Office (ATO) Richmond Town Hall Room 1 & 2 Wednesday, 22 March 2017 6pm-8.30pm FREE
Governance essentials for community organisations Richmond Town Hall Room Tuesday, 28 March 2017 6pm-8.45pm FREE
Lunchbox learning: Occupational health and safety for small business Richmond Town Hall Room 3 Thursday, 30 March 2017 12noon-1pm FREE
One page website Fitzroy Library Tuesday, 11 April 2017 1-2pm FREE
Foreign Exchange: An Introduction Richmond Town Hall Room 3 Wednesday, 19 April 2017 8.30am-11am $30
Lunchbox learning: Developing brand character Richmond Town Hall Room 3 Thursday, 27 April 2017 12noon-1pm FREE
Knowledge Week Collider: Art-Business-Creation Launchpad 2&3 Thursday, 4 May 2017 10am-6pm FREE
Social media strategies Richmond Town Hall Thursday, 4 May 2017 6pm-8.45pm FREE
Business Planning Session One - Developing a business plan Richmond Town Hall Room 1 Wednesday, 10 May 2017 6-8pm All 3 $100 1 $40
Lunchbox learning: How to manage stress Richmond Town Hall Room 3 Thursday, 25 May 2017 12noon-1pm FREE
Grant writing Richmond Town Hall Thursday, 1 June 2017 6pm-8.45pm FREE
Business Planning Session Two - Establish objectives & execute & achieve goals Richmond Town Hall Room 1 Wednesday, 7 June 2017 6pm-8pm All 3 $100 1 $40
Social media master class North Fitzroy Libraries Wednesday, 21 June 2017 6pm-7.30pm FREE
Lunchbox learning: How to run an effective business as a solo operator Richmond Town Hall Room 3 Thursday, 29 June 2017 12noon-1pm FREE
Business Planning Session Three - Review & analyse results & the next steps Richmond Town Hall Room 1 Wednesday, 5 July 2017 6pm-8pm All 3 $100 1 $40
Foreign exchange: Risk management strategies Richmond Town Hall Room 3 Wednesday, 19 July 2017 8.30am-11am $30
Lunchbox learning: Healthy legals for healthy businesses Richmond Town Hall Room 3 Thursday, 27 July 2017 12noon-1pm FREE
Networking cocktail event with Jeremy Meltzer Exchange Workspaces 285 Lennox St, Richmond 3121, VIC Wednesday, 9 August 2017 6pm-8pm $40
Business Networking Luncheon Business Networking Luncheon Wednesday, 16 August 2017 11.30-2pm $60
How to Instagram Fitzroy Library Tuesday, 29 August 2017 11am-12noon FREE
Lunchbox learning: What I have learned from preparing over 600 business plans Ricmond Town hall Room 3 Thursday, 31 August 2017 12noon-1pm FREE
How to Facebook Collingwood Library Thursday, 14 September 2017 11am-12noon FREE
Lunchbox learning: How to reduce tension & expand creativity at work Richmond Town Hall Room 3 Thursday, 28 September 2017 12noon-1pm FREE
Social media masterclass Richmond Library Wednesday, 4 October 2017 6pm-7.30pm FREE
Lunchbox learning: How to increase traffic to your website Richmond Town Hall Room 3 Thursday, 26 October 2017 12noon-1pm FREE
Lunchbox learning: How do you make sale leads find you? Richmond Town Hall Room 3 Thursday, 30 November 2017 12noon-1pm FREE

 


 

Further information
Economic Development Team
9205 5049
business@yarracity.vic.gov.au

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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