Free business mentoring

To support businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, Hobsons Bay City Council has partnered with the Small Business Mentoring Service (SBMS) to offer FREE 90 minute mentoring sessions for local business owners.

SBMS mentors are specifically chosen for their experience, people skills and for their passion for helping businesses succeed. SBMS Mentors cover most industry categories and business disciplines like marketing, sales, finance, manufacturing, retailing, franchising, tourism and many other fields. SBMS Mentors are often described as a secret weapon for business success due to their knowledge, support and relevant advice. 

SBMS mentors can assist your business with:

  • Understanding your entitlements to Covid -19 Stimulus package grants and applications
  • Helping you to work on your business, rather than just in it
  • Increasing marketing and business planning skills
  • Helping to set objectives and direction
  • Improving motivation and confidence
  • Increasing sales and profits
  • Identifying new opportunities
  • Resolving time management issues  

Get started today- email to register your interest and access a SBMS voucher.

Please note this service is only available to businesses physically located in Hobsons Bay. If your business is located outside Hobsons Bay and you wish to access SBMS mentoring services, please visit