Business in Yarra
Yarra Council is committed to building and supporting a strong local economy that provides for an innovative and sustainable community.
There are more than 8700 businesses operating within the municipality, making Yarra home to one of the largest economies in metropolitan Melbourne.
Council’s Economic Development Unit aims to support the local business community, enhance and promote the municipality as a visitor destination and foster a co-operative culture within Council in its dealings with the business community.
BRAINfoodforBusiness - professional development and training
Council offers a range of networking, training and professional development opportunities through its BRAINfoodforBusiness Program.
Visit the BRAINfoodforBusiness Events Calendar to find out about upcoming opportunities.
Business Networking Breakfast
Thursday 18 July, 6.45am – 9am
Yarra business operators can get to know each other at Council’s next Business Networking Breakfast, to be held at the historic Richmond Town Hall (333 Bridge Road).
Guest speaker Abigail Forsyth is the creator of KeepCup, the world’s first barista standard reusable cup designed for espresso coffee.
Since launching her Yarra-based business in 2009, three million KeepCups have been sold. Abigail sold 1,000 cups on her first day of trading and the business now generates an annual turnover of more than $5 million. Be inspired by Abigail's story and learn from the challenges she faced on the path to entrepreneurial success.
This event costs $50 per person. Book online via the BRAINfoodforBusiness Event Calendar, or call Angela Collie, Business Liaison Officer, on 9205 5002 or at email@example.com
Newsletter for local businesses
Council sends out a short weekly email newsletter to local businesses, filled with news about local issues and events, and information from government and industry bodies.
If you would like to subscribe to have the newsletter emailed directly to you each month, please sign up online.
Coordinator – Economic Development
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