Resources for councils


Councils can play an important role in supporting the success of small businesses in local communities.

Councils can help business communities by supporting them to better navigate council services and approval processes and providing initiatives and resources to support small business development. 

This includes working with small businesses to minimise the impact of disruption when carrying out public infrastructure works and proactively engaging with the small business sector to better understand their needs.

The Commission provides guides and tools to help local councils engage with small businesses and foster their small business community.

You can also browse the case study library for real world examples of how councils have helped their local small businesses thrive.