Starting a business
Starting and growing a business can be exciting, overwhelming and a continual ‘work in progress’ journey.
At any stage, it is important you have done your research and considered if your product or service is right for your potential customers and provides value within the market at the time.
Darebin Business Map
Online map encouraging the wider community to shop and eat locally, source supplies from local businesses and to engage local professionals.
As part of our Love Local campaign, we have built the Darebin Business Map to encourage the Darebin and wider community to shop and eat locally, source supplies from local businesses and to engage local professionals.
The online map will be launched to the wider community in May, with over 1400 business registered to date.
It is not too late to add your business to this directory. Please read over the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) before filling out the Add Your Business Form to add your business listing to the map.
Business Victoria has resources to assist you to start and grow a business. From becoming a business owner, is your hobby a business?, developing a new product or service and how to write a business plan to creating opportunities to grow your business, measuring for success, improving employee innovation and more.
There are also Business permits to consider. Whether you’re a new or established business, you will likely need one or more permits to operate. We have a dedicated team to help guide your business through the Better Approval Program (BAP). To learn more go to Business permits.