The City of Stirling is proud to join the Small Business Friendly Local Government (SBFLG) initiative, which has been introduced by the Small Business Development Corporation. Small to medium businesses are a vital component of Stirling's local economy, with over 20,000 small businesses working across all industries.

The City of Stirling is committed to supporting our local small business community by:

  • Recognising it as an important stakeholder and consulting regularly
  • Understanding how small businesses operate, their needs, goals and key challenges
  • Providing clear service standards, setting out what we will do to support local business
  • Giving clear advice and guidance to help business owners meet their regulatory obligations
  • Regularly reviewing our policies to check for 'small business friendliness'
  • Taking reasonable action to limit unnecessary administrative burdens
  • Ensuring prompt payment of small business invoices
  • Providing networking and other development opportunities for local business owners
  • Regularly meeting with and consulting members of the local small business community to improve our understanding of their needs and
  • Managing disputes in a timely and cost effective manner.

As part of the Small Business Friendly, the City has elected three flexible activities that we will deliver on to help support our business community.

  • Providing more small business information on website
  • Surveying local businesses for their needs
  • Supporting business incubators or start up spaces – the Stirling Business Centre.

The Economic Development Unit welcomes your feedback, and can be contacted on (08) 9205 8904.

For more information go to the SBFLG page