mentoring yarra

Running a small business can be difficult, lonely and financially stressful. Talking with someone who's been there before can be a great way to help you address any problems.

If you’re thinking of starting a business or have fewer than 20 staff

We can offer you a free business consultation session, provided in partnership with The Kangan Institute Business Enterprise Centre (BEC).

These sessions are suitable for people thinking of starting a business, home-based businesses, start-ups and businesses with less than 20 staff.

The session can give guidance or help established businesses analyse their current situation. BEC can advise on government services and programs that may help your business like the NEIS scheme. They can also provide a framework for ongoing business mentoring if you choose to pursue that path.

Issues covered in the consultation include:

  • Business feasibility testing
  • Business planning and advice on purchasing a new business
  • Assessing the success
  • Marketing analysis
  • Financial analysis

If you have an existing small to mid-sized business

The Small Business Mentoring Service (SBMS) offers mentoring with a wide range of mentors, with real-life small business experience. SBMS will work with you to select the right mentor for you and your business. 

Yarra City Council can cover the cost of your first one-on-one, one hour mentoring session, valued at $100. 

You may choose to continue seeing your mentor after your first free session at your own cost. 

For more information about this, please contact us by calling 9205 5555 or email