Small Business Advisory Services / On Track Program

​Business Consultation

A business consultation is available for new business intenders, recent start-ups and established small businesses. New business intenders will receive assistance to understand the basic requirements of establishing a business. You will also receive advice on how to initially research your business concept and to determine how and when will be the best approach to commence your business.

Recent start-ups and existing businesses will be able to discuss with an experienced, professional small business consultant the issues, challenges and opportunities currently existing in business, and be advised of referrals or relevant courses of action available to address these matters.

Contact us to make an appointment for a business consultation. 

Small Business Mentoring Program 

Preceding the commencement of the mentoring program is an initial consultation to establish client specific requirements.
The mentoring program itself involves individually designed private sessions. Desired outcomes and goals will be identified and established at the commencement of the program. Individuals will work with an experienced small business mentor who will guide and assist in meeting the desired outcomes. These could relate to marketing, business planning, as well as specific growth strategies.
Package prices depend on the number of sessions arranged. Each session is for 60 minutes and is conducted at a location and time to suit your availability.
Contact us  for more information and to also book an appointment for a business consultation and more information on how mentoring could assist you.
BEC Office (room B211)
Kangan Institute
38 Buckley Street
p. 03 9094 3008
f. 03 9094 3038

On Track – Small Business Advisory Services

Phone BEC Office at Kangan Institute on (03) 9094 3008 for more information about the On Track program or to make an appointment to meet with one of our Business Counsellors.

Management Skills Program

Workshops & Webinars

Join our interactive group workshops, presented by industry professionals. Learn how to implement new applications, techniques, systems and tools in your business. Topics include online and social media, finance, bookkeeping, marketing, legal and regulatory matters, competitive action and customer service skills. Available as online webinars and face-to-face group sessions, you will improve your operation and management skills by participating. The webinars are available by direct log-on and are generally of 90 minute duration. The workshops are usually conducted over a 2-3 hour period. The cost varies depending on the session but range from $15 - $50 per session. 


Gain information, ideas and up to date knowledge on topics, policies and general business environment issues affecting your business. Either presented by a specialist presenter or a panel of experts, these sessions are always current and relevant. These Seminars allow opportunity to be involved with presenters through Q & A forums. They can be presented in person or via live streaming as a hook up with other participants and allow real-time interaction with the presenters. Fees for seminars commence at $15. 


Attend our networking events to connect with small business owners and allied support service providers, promote your brand, learn from others’ experiences, build relationships and alliances and maintain up to date information and communication with your peers. We include networking opportunities at all events held by Bendigo TAFE’s BEC. We also present dedicated networking events which may include seminars or as part of an expo or a business showcase. These events are usually offered at no cost to those attending. 


This purpose-designed program will assist you to develop a Strategic Business Plan. If you are planning to start up a business you will create a New Business Feasibility Plan, or if you have an existing business you will create a Strategic Business Plan. This program is both relevant and practical for the future of your business.