Small Business Friendly Council


Indigo Shire Council has partnered with the Victorian Small Business Commission (VSBC) to deliver the Small Business Friendly Council initiative, which is being rolled-out to all local government areas in Victoria. 

Indigo Shire is one of 63 councils to sign up up to the initiative, committing to work with the VSBC to:

  • help small businesses to keep trading throughout disruptive infrastructure projects
  • paying small business suppliers within 14 days – acknowledging how important prompt payments are in managing cashflow
  • supporting local business networks – unique forums for creating connections and enabling communication and collaboration
  • working to streamline permit approvals for people looking to start a business in the Shire
  • raising local small business issues with the VSBC and working together on solutions
  • promoting how the VSBC can help resolve commercial disputes at this time.