Published on 30 March 2022

Support for home-based businesses

Running a business from home can be a great way to have a work-life balance and reduce costs, but where can you go to find support?

Council has a dedicated team to help our local businesses with support and resources. This assistance is not only for our mainstream businesses with a shop front, but also for our many home-based businesses. It’s not easy starting or running a business from your home, but we have resources that can help.

Our business support programs include free webinars and online courses to help you with running your business — especially digital help.

Businesses can also access help for:

  • finding out if you need a permit (a lot of home-based businesses do not require a permit)
  • networking with other business owners
  • getting free information about building your sales growth
  • finding a free personal mentor to help with all aspects of your business
  • getting free help from university students on digital and technological solutions
  • regular updates about issues that affect your business.

We will be hosting a home-based business networking event on Thursday 28 April at 6.30pm at Duncan Mackinnon Reserve Pavilion, corner North and Murrumbeena Roads, Murrumbeena.

To book for this free event, visit or email to reserve your spot.

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