Starting and growing your business

Support for new business 

Are you looking to start or expand your business? Our free Business Concierge program streamlines the permits and approvals process for you. 

Applications and permits

Find out whether you need one or more permits, connect with our Business Concierge service and apply for permits online for different business types including food and beverage, health and beauty as well as accommodation.

Glen Eira profile

Demographic data and our plan for the future to help you make decisions around targeting and engaging your customers for business sustainability and growth.

Additional business resources

Whether you run an established business or you're just starting out, there are a range of options from industry-focused bodies to programs, government initiatives and organisations that can help your business grow and thrive.


Grants and funding 

Glen Eira business owners and sole traders are eligible for a range of local, state and government grants designed to help you overcome financial challenges and barriers to growth.


Sustainable business

To reach our goal of net zero community emissions by 2030, we are helping businesses to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions and save money on energy bills by providing the following services and programs. We can only achieve net zero emissions together!

To find out more, visit our Sustainable business page, Environmental Upgrade Finance program, Circular Economy for Businesses, or the Solar for businesses page.