Council provides support to businesses such as grants, seminars, workshops and one on one business mentoring.
Grant Funding Opportunities
Current grant funding opportunities available to Mansfield Shire businesses and community groups.
Business Continuity Template
Creating a business continuity plan can assist you in navigating your business safely and successfully through crucial incidents or disasters. Use this template to guide your planning- considering risks and impact, insurance, communications, employees, locations, supply chain management and data management.
Workshops and Seminars
Conducted in the first half of each year, Council partners with Mansfield District Business Association and Small Business Victoria to facilitate a range of workshops and seminars covering topics such as:
- Online strategy, and
- Tailored one on one mentoring via The Victorian Small Business Bus.
Contact us to receive notification of upcoming business development events.
Monitoring Our Economy
The Business Monitor is a series of surveys for the Mansfield Shire business sector. There is a quarterly survey for the accommodation sector, a six monthly survey for the tourism sector and an annual survey for all businesses. The database is taken from Council’s Online Business Directory which is created by businesses opting to be on the database.
(a) inform individual businesses with their own data against other like businesses
(b) inform Council with primary business data – both qualitative and quantitative, to assist with:
- strategic planning
- identification of business gaps or opportunities
- funding applications
The results also provide confidential data specific to the individual participating business and enables them to see their results and answers in comparison to their sector.
Mansfield Shire Council has a key role to play as an advocate for local industry representatives and stakeholders, residents, ratepayers and visitors. Click on the links below to view our submissions.
Business Networks in the Mansfield Shire
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Good Access = Good Business
Learn more about making your business safe and accessible for all customers and staff. Download a copy of our free accessibility guide and support people with a disability in our community.