Business support services
Clarence City Council Economic Development Service
The Council is active in the encouragement of sustainable development within the City that will establish or expand business, employment opportunities, or local services. Areas of involvement include:
- Marketing and promotion of the City's location, identity and strengths.
- Identification of development opportunities.
- Planning the required support infrastructure and services.
- Provision of information and advice to potential developers.
- Liaison with business, tourism and development organisations (eg Business East, Tourism South, Southern Tasmanian Economic Development Board, Department of State Development).
- Provision of rate incentives for business development.
For more information please contact the Economic Development Officer.
Business East is an initiative of Eastern Shore businesses, Clarence City Council and the Department of State Development.
Contact Business East for free and confidential advice if you are considering the establishment of a business in Clarence, the expansion of a currently operating business or if assistance is needed to overcome problems that are hampering your business.
Business East has a vision of a local business community united in its efforts to encourage economic growth and job creation on the Eastern Shore. Business East will identify, initiate, support and expand local business by:
- Guiding potential and existing business operators in their business development.
- Encouraging communication and commerce between businesses and their markets.
- Seeking and initiating business opportunities.
Mentor Resources of Tasmania
Mentor Resources of Tasmania (MRT) is an initiative of Rotary in Tasmania. It is a state-wide job creation and retention, small business support, service programme which provides free business mentor assistance to small businesses in Tasmania that are experiencing difficulties.
Mentors are recruited from the ranks of retired, semi-retired and still working successful business executives and specialists throughout Tasmania who volunteer their wealth of talents, expertise and experience to help small businesses seeking assistance under the MRT programme.
Business Licence Information Service (BLIS)
The Business Licence Information Service, or BLIS, is on-line at the customer service counter at Clarence City Council.
BLIS is designed to assist potential business operators to cut through red tape by providing a service that enables people to gain access, on the spot, to the business licence information they need to start a business.
Potential business operators can obtain a complete report of relevant licence requirements by answering a series of simple questions - in around 10 minutes. A Customer Service Officer will help clients answer the questions, input the data into the computer, print a report and, in most cases, provide the relevant forms. The service is free and bookings are not required.
Alternatively, you can access the Business Licence Information Service yourself through this link.
Business Entry Point (BEP)
The Business Entry Point is an initiative of the Federal Government and all States and Territories.
It provides a service to Australian businesses to make it easier to deal with government.
Currently through the Business Entry Point you can:
- Access current information on a wide range of government assistance programs and services, and business information on topics such as taxation, record-keeping, superannuation, occupational health and safety, customs, intellectual property protection and workplace relations.
- Gain a better understanding of your obligations for example, as an employer and for taxation.
- Tailor your query to suit your business and area of operation.
- Privately and securely undertake a number of initial business registrations which are tailored to your needs.
The BEP provides access to resources from approximately 50 Commonwealth Government agencies, 100 State and Territory Government agencies, and 125 industry associations.