Business support and resources

We provide a range of initiatives and resources to support and develop local businesses within the Kingston community.

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Mentors partners program

Are you considering starting a new business or looking to take the next step in your business but need help figuring out how?

In conjunction with the Small Business Mentoring Service we're offering a range of mentoring opportunities. The sessions are provided by an experienced business mentor and are available for business owners and those considering starting or growing their business in Kingston.

Small business clinic

The small business clinic is a one-to-one mentoring session to help guide you in the daily management of your business.

The in-person clinic session runs for 45 minutes and costs $20 per session.

After the session, the mentor will provide you with a written session report and action plan.

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Small business mentoring vouchers

We also offer mentoring vouchers to access the small business mentoring service. The cost for a voucher is $25 and you will receive a 60 minute mentoring session (in-person or virtual).

You can choose from many mentors, each with diverse backgrounds, skills, industry experience, and many who speak multiple languages.

The mentors cover most industry categories and business disciplines, including marketing, sales, finance, manufacturing, retailing, franchising and tourism.

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When booking a mentor session you will be redirected to the SBMS website. See our information privacy page for further details.

Outdoor activations

We’re supporting local businesses to establish and expand their outdoor trading, with a number of outdoor activations available to Kingston businesses.

Visit Outdoor Dining for more information on footpath trading and parklets.

Additional resources for businesses

Business Victoria – Get the guidance, services, grants and skills you need to start, run and transform your business.

Victorian Small Business Commission - offers low-cost dispute resolution services, including mediation, and champions the rights of small businesses.

Consumer Affairs Victoria – Manages the rights and responsibilities of consumers and traders, registers or licences businesses, develops codes of practice for industry, resolves disputes with traders or consumers, and prosecutes a trader where there is evidence of a breach of the law.

Australian Taxation Office – Lodge your activity statement, pay online, lodge file-based reports and update your business details.

Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman - supporting small businesses and family enterprises to grow and thrive.

Federal Government Support – Information, grants, services and support from across government to help your business succeed.

The Eastern Innovation Business Centre – a high tech co-working facility located in Mulgrave for innovators, founders and venture builders.

Holmesglen Institute - New Business Assistance - providing small business management training, financial support and mentorship.

Contact us

To contact Kingston's Business team, email