Growing Your Business

We support the operation and growth potential of local businesses through a program of business development, training events and initiatives, business mentoring, and information sharing. We do this through our Link magazine and business e-bulletin.

Business Counselling

On the third Thursday of every month, the Business Enterprise Centre (BEC) offers Business Counselling Sessions at no charge to business owners from our area.

If you're a home-based or micro/small business owner with a current ABN, you're eligible for this service.

Held monthly at the Kangan Institute (38 Buckley St Essendon), you'll be able to participate in confidential sessions, which are conducted by an experienced business counsellor from the Business Enterprise Centre.

You can call the BEC on (03) 9094 3008 or email for further information. Please note:

  • Appointments run for 45 minutes
  • Bookings are required
  • Appointments are available between 9am and 12pm.

New Enterprise Incentive Scheme (NEIS)

The Kangan Institute runs sessions to provide information about the New Enterprise Incentive Scheme, plus a 1:1 interview, where we can find out if you’re considered eligible and ready to undertake training to commence a new business.

NEIS is available for job seekers who are registered with a Jobs Services Australia provider. Bookings are not required. Sessions are held every Monday through the year (except public holidays).

For more information, please contact the Kangan Institute on (03) 9094 3008, or email for further information.