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

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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