Support for small business owners

Like most Small Business owners, you’re probably used to handling problems on your own. But you don’t have to. Free, confidential, one on one support to improve your financial, business and emotional wellbeing.

Call for a one off chat or get ongoing support

Our team is available 9am – 10pm weekdays and 9am – 5pm weekends. We can also assist with access and navigation to Mental Health and Wellbeing Local and Hub Services, please contact us or call 1300 375 330 for more information.

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Running your business can take a toll

Feeling responsible for others, such as staff and family who are involved in the business, can significantly add to your stress.
We offer professional advice, mental health support through wellbeing coaching to help manage business and personal issues.
Our free, confidential, one on one support can help to improve your financial, business and emotional wellbeing.

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Support to manage debt and financial issues

Qualified financial counsellors provide advice, information and support to manage debt and financial issues.

We can also provide information about financial support available for your business and provide assistance to access support.

Financial counsellors can help you with:

  • Understanding the financial position and viability of your business
  • Access to grants and support measures offered by state and federal governments and industry, such as banks
  • Personal financial debts
  • Understand options and priorities relating to debts
  • Negotiations, including insurers, lenders and creditors, dispute resolution and repayment arrangements
  • Information about insolvency processes
  • Referrals to experts, including in accountancy, legal, insolvency, ATO and ombudsman.
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Expert business advice to help address challenges and find opportunities

We offer a free and confidential Business Advisory Service providing professional and practical support for small business owners.

Qualified Expert Business Advisers from the Melbourne Innovation Centre, help to develop clear plans and actions to address critical challenges and opportunities within your business. Assistance is across a range of areas including, but not limited to:

  • Marketing and Sales
  • Digital Business
  • Human Resource Management
  • Financial Management
  • Business Strategy
  • Efficiency
  • Risk Management
  • Business Expansion
  • Business Closure
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Small Business Support

To be eligible for Small Business Support, you need to be 16 or over and:

  • Own or run a small business in Victoria
  • Experiencing increased stressors

Refer someone you know

If you would like to refer someone you know, you must first discuss this with them and have their consent to make the referral on their behalf. We encourage referrals from people who identify as LGBTIQ, culturally diverse, Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander people, veterans and people experiencing homelessness. To refer someone else, please use the below referral form for the service providing Partners in Wellbeing in your region.

Referral form – Neami
Local Government Areas: Moreland, Melbourne, Hume, Yarra, Hobsons Bay, Wyndham, Melton, Brimbank, Maribyrnong, Frankston, Kingston, Bayside, Monash, Glen Eira, Port Phillip, Stonnington, Mornington Peninsula
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Referral form – Each
Local Government Areas: Darebin, Boroondara, Banyule, Niliumbik, Greater Dandenong, Casey, Cardinia Shire, Whitehorse, Maroondah, Manningham, Monash, Knox, Yarra Ranges, Whittlesea
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Referral form – ASCO
Local Government Areas: Barwon South West, Gippsland, Grampians, Hume, Loddon Mallee
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Looking for Mental Health and Wellbeing Local and Hub Services?

Partners in wellbeing can assist with access and navigation for yourself or someone you know to Mental Health and Wellbeing Local and Hub Services in your region.

Small Business support enquiry

Let the Partners in Wellbeing Small Business team know how they can help.

Partners in Wellbeing does not offer crisis or emergency support. If you or someone you care for needs immediate emergency support, please call 000 or Lifeline 13 11 14.

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