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Business tools

Discover a range of business tools available to business owners in Mitchell Shire.

Business Victoria

Business Victoria is a great source of information for businesses in Mitchell Shire.

Visit the Business Victoria website to access tools such as:

  • how to set up a business
  • how to market better
  • what you need to know when hiring staff
  • plus many more
Business Email Compromise

Business Email Compromise (BEC) is an online scam where a cybercriminal impersonates a business representative to trick you, an employee, customer or vendor into transferring money or sensitive information to the scammer.

These scams don't use malicious links or attachments, so they can get past anti-virus programs and spam filters.

Protect your business from BEC by making sure your staff know how to spot this type of scam.

Visit the Australian Government: Stay Smart Online website for more information.

Building Stronger Networks

Networking is vital for all businesses. Networking includes business-to-business (B2B) networking, connecting with a local chamber of commerce, discovering news customers, connecting with local government or other organisations.

Visit the Victorian Small Business Commission website to access their building business networks guide.

Retail Lease Checklist

If you're looking to enter into a lease agreement, there are some important facts that you should know first.

Visit the Victorian Small Business Commission website and view their retail leasing information brochure for a checklist and more information.

Dispute Resolution

The Victorian Small Business Commission provides an efficient and low cost small business dispute resolution service.

Visit the Victorian Small Business Commission website for more information on dispute resolution.

Guide to Managing Disruption

To better manage your business through disruptive infrastructure projects, visit the Victorian Small Business Commission website and view their Guide to Managing Disruption.

Good Access = Good Business

Mitchell Shire Council and Nexus Primary Health together with a number of partnering organisations have developed a Good Access is Good Business toolkit to assist business owners to make their business and premises more accessible.

You can obtain a copy using any of the following methods:

You can also request a free business visit to work through the toolkit.

Statistically 1 in 5 people have a disability including difficulties with mobility, sight and hearing. There are also many non-physical, less visible disabilities that make up this substantial figure. For business owners, this means 20% of their potential customer base could be lost through not offering an accessible premises or services.

Working through relevant compliance regulation can be challenging, particularly in a tenancy setting where extensive building works may not be feasible. However, there are many minor and low-cost changes that can make a significant difference.

Below are just a few of the simple steps businesses can take to improve their accessibility for all members of the community:

  • clear aisle space
  • considered placement of fixtures, furniture and EFTPOS terminals
  • appropriate lighting
  • low volume background music
  • clear, plain language menus