In a world filled with opportunities and challenges, advice and mentoring offer valuable guidance for personal growth and success.
They’ve been through it all and can help you figure out your path in new careers, relationships, and unleashing your awesome potential. They’re there to support you, share their wisdom, and help you make smart choices as you embark on exciting adventures. With their guidance, you’ll grow and become part of a cool community of lifelong learners.
Below are some options for personalised assistance, meet up opportunities, self guided resources and more. All developed to help you navigate your way towards business success.
Whether you are new to running a business or a seasoned business owner, a mentor can help you refine your business strategy, map out the direction that your business should be taking and assist in setting goals for your business to succeed.
The Mornington Peninsula Shire in conjunction with Small Business Mentoring Service offer mentoring sessions to help support businesses on the Peninsula.
These are introductory sessions, where you get the opportunity for a 45-minute one-on-one with a small business mentor at no cost.
Benefits of working with a mentor:
All the business mentors have had specific experience of small business whether it is from having run a successful small business themselves or been in a company at a senior level involved with small businesses.
Find out more about Small Business Mentoring Service
Bookings are essential. Email our team to get your booking code.
The Mornington Peninsula Shire in conjunction with Rural Financial Counselling Service (RFCS) offer free 45-minute tailored sessions from 10am-4pm at selected locations on the Mornington Peninsula twice a year.
The qualified and professional team from RFCS can provide a range of planning, wellbeing and skills training and support services to help businesses plan for a better future.
Access support to help you make informed financial and business decisions in your confidential 1:1 session. Your coach will explore your immediate needs and take steps to address your situation and support you to access the assistance available including grant assistance, debt negotiation and business plan implementation.
*Please note these advice sessions are best suited to established businesses.
Walk-ins are also welcome on this day for our Bus Concierge service. This service provides general information about Business Victoria as well as the Planning and Starting Your Business pack.
Mornington Peninsula Shire supports the Workforce Australia Self-Employment Assistance Program.
This free program is designed to give existing and aspiring business owners focussed support to address their specific needs including
The program is being delivered to by Transcend, a team of experienced small business advisors and mentors. Transcend are the approved provider for the Workforce Australia Self-Employment Assistance Program on the Mornington Peninsula.
They offer a range of services including:
The WorkWell Toolkit for small business offers practical ideas, tips, tools and good practice suggestions to help prevent mental injuries in your workplace.
For more information about these services, visit The WorkSafe Toolkit website
Like most Small Business owners, you’re probably used to handling problems on your own. But you don’t have to.
The Partners in Wellbeing program offers free, confidential, one on one support to improve your financial, business and emotional wellbeing.
To be eligible for Small Business Support, you need to be 16 or over and:
Learn more at the Partners in Wellbeing website