Running a Business

Operating a business can be challenging. Staying up-to-date on industry trends and opportunities can give you confidence and your business direction. 

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Have you considered joining an industry association? 

There are a number of industry associations with a presence in Ballarat, including Commerce Ballarat, Australian Industry Group, Bridge Mall Business Association and the Buninyong Traders Association  
Membership of an association can have many benefits for new and established businesses.  

Stay up-to-date with business news

You can subscribe to our Economic Development e-newsletter 
As a subscriber you will receive information about:  

  • Strategic project updates  

  • Grant opportunities  

  • Business development and networking events  

  • State and federal government updates  

  • Sector updates  

You can also speak with our Business Engagement Officer about how your business is going by calling 5320 5500 or emailing 

Share your business success stories

We are proud of the diverse business community in Ballarat. Small, medium and large businesses in various sectors not only service our local community but also contribute to the overall economic strength of our region.   

We love to hear about and share your success. 

If you are celebrating a contract win, moving into a new facility, or milestone in your business, please contact us on 03 5320 5500 or