Throughout the months we have been sharing over our social media some useful resources for small businesses. We have compiled them here and we will make sure to keep adding to the list:
Partners in Wellbeing
Feeling responsible for others, such as staff and family who are involved in the business, can significantly add to your stress. Partners in Wellbeing offers free, confidential, one on one support to improve your financial, business and emotional wellbeing. helpline is a free and confidential service for small business owners and employees.
Get support from trained wellbeing coaches, financial counsellors and business advisers, as well as information in languages other than English.
Small Business Bus
Whether you’re planning, starting or growing your business, the Victorian Government’s Small Business Bus can help you to develop your business ideas and capabilities. The Small Business Bus comes fully equipped with expert advisers to provide general business assistance as well as financial and wellbeing support from trained experts. To further support businesses in flood-affected areas, Business Recovery Advisers will be onboard to offer dedicated recovery support.
Advanced bookings are required as sessions are strictly limited. Virtual coaching sessions with expert business advisers are also available at a time that suits you if the Bus isn’t in your area.
Made by Many Minds
Made by Many minds is a marketplace for migrant women to connect with micro & small business experts from across Australia. Like the audience, the organisation is formed by migrant and/or businesswomen who empathize with the challenges and needs faced based on their own experiences. They offer diverse support services and aim to be dependable partners for your journey. Partnering with them not only connects you to a network of migrant businesswomen across Australia but also taps into the expertise of micro business professionals well-versed in working with migrants and entrepreneurs.
National Tax Clinic program
The National Tax Clinic program is a government-funded initiative to help people who may not be able to afford professional advice and representation with their tax affairs. This program is available to eligible individuals, small businesses, not-for-profit organisations and charities. Universities across Australia have been funded to run the program which means there are tax clinics in every state and territory. Sessions are offered via phone or web conferencing, as well as face-to-face in some locations. Students studying tax-related courses provide free tax advice and support under the supervision of qualified clinic managers.
The program runs from July to October each year. There are Tax Help locations in all capital cities and in many regional areas.
Full Stop Australia + Good Night Out
Full Stop Australia partnered with the Good Night Out Campaign to offer training and accreditation to combat sexual harassment and violence. They focus on creating fun and safe nightlife experiences. Their program transforms how venues respond to these issues, with a simple three-step process:
- Venue Agreement and Policy: They assess your existing practices, provide best practice policies, and have the premises manager sign a venue agreement.
- Training: A two-hour interactive training session covers crucial topics like defining harassment, team-wide approaches, and de-escalation techniques.
- Communication: They supply posters and certificates to convey a strong message of safety and training to customers. Join the global community for safer nightlife!