Small business has a big future

Monday, 11 February 2019

Together with the Victorian Government we’re making it easier for people to set up small businesses in Geelong.

The Better Approvals Project will cut red tape for business owners through a range of reforms, saving them time and money, and making it simpler to get small business approvals from the City.

Some of the changes implemented so far include:
• A new business concierge to support businesses through the approvals process.
• A single application form that will save businesses time and can be completed online.
• Dedicated online support for businesses just starting or looking to grow.

Using feedback from business owners about barriers they’ve faced getting set-up and approved, Better Approvals will help business owners get back to what they do best – running their business.

As one of the first councils to work with Small Business Victoria to implement the changes, we’re keen to see this initiative drive economic growth and encourage an even more vibrant mix of businesses to our region.

For more information, go to starting or growing a business.

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