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Growing your business

Greater Dandenong Business can provide you with a wide variety of information to help you make quality decisions for your business.

Here you will find information and help in the form of business training and events, mentoring, business grants, advocacy work, marketing support plus our specialist business publication; Talking Business.

Don't see the answers you are looking for?

Email business@cgd.vic.gov.au or phone 8571 1550 -  a member of the Greater Dandenong Business team will be in contact. 
 

Business training and events

Find the next training or business event
 

Online learning

If you’re a Greater Dandenong library member you have free access to online services to support your business growth including:

Lynda.com a great tool offering webinars on a range of lessons from finance, marketing, leadership and upskilling.

IbisWorld, a collection of online reports on industry risk ratings and company research.

Business Mentoring

Each local business is entitled to receive three free 45-minute mentoring sessions with a professional of their choice. Register your interest below by completing the form.

Business Mentoring Registration Form

Alternatively, email business@cgd.vic.gov.au or phone 8571 1550 with your business name, address and contact information to claim your sessions.

Mentoring sessions are facilitated by Small Business Mentoring Services (SBMS). Visit the website to read more about the mentors and experts.

Business Grants

There are currently no grant opportunities available. 

If you are interested in keeping up-to-date on Council grant opportunities, please submit your interest via email business@cgd.vic.gov.au and sign up to our business newsletter, Talking Business. 

 We encourage businesses to also explore the below options for external funding opportunities.

Business Victoria - the Victorian Government's business support website includes grants, toolkits and training opportunities

Grant Connect - provides a centralised list of current and upcoming Australian Government grant opportunities.

Business magazine

Talking Business Magazine (quarterly)

Talking Business is a quarterly business publication covering stories on developments in the area, market trends, industry news and grant funding and training opportunities for businesses.

Talking Business electronic newsletter (fortnightly)

A fortnightly electronic business newsletter sharing time-sensitive information and opportunities which cant wait for the quarterly magazine. 

Let us do the work for you and deliver timely news straight to your inbox. To sign up, please complete the form below.


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Why book a mentor?

A private, confidential one-on-one mentoring session is a great opportunity to bounce ideas around with an experienced professional whether you are considering starting a business or run an existing business.

Contact the Economic Development team business@cgd.vic.gov.au to learn more.