Business workshops

Small businesses are an important part of Frankston's economy. Council offers workshops throughout the year to help you gain skills, grow your business and network with local businesses owners and experts.

Here are some workshops coming up:

Self-Employment Assistance Program

Frankston City Council are supporting The Workforce Australia Self-Employment Assistance program which has been designed to help micro businesses:

  • Learn about and consider being self-employed
  • Decide on a business idea and check if it will work
  • Develop a business plan
  • Get a business up and running, or
  • Adjust their own existing business to keep it viable

Connecting with the program will give you access to a range of free services, workshops, courses and personalised business mentoring. This includes:

  • Exploring Self-Employment Workshops (22 August & 29 August, 2022)
  • Small Business Training
  • Help to develop a Business Plan
  • Small Business Coaching
  • Business Health Checks, and
  • Business Advice Sessions

Attend the free online information session on 9 August to see how the Self-Employment Assistance program can help you - suitable for micro businesses with less than five employees.

The session will be hosted by Transcend, the approved provider for the program within the South Eastern Melbourne and the Peninsula region

Transcend is a business advisory focused on supporting those small business owners aspiring to start a new business or wanting to grow their existing business.


Exploring Self Employment Workshop 1:
Monday 22 August, 2022
Time 9.30am – 3.30pm

Exploring Self Employment Workshop 2:
Tuesday 6 September, 2022
Time 9.30am – 3.30pm


The program will be delivered by Transcend and workshops held at Frankston Library, Playne Street, Frankston.

To find out more visit Transcend

Invest Frankston Digital Marketing Masterclass

Next round open in 2023

This in-person masterclass series teaches business owners practical digital marketing skills. You’ll receive training, tips and resources to upskill and build your online presence.

Learn about the digital marketing landscape and walk away with a digital toolkit and actionable strategy for your business.

Aimed for those with an existing understanding of digital marketing. You'll learn practical skills and techniques to improve your online presence. Become more confident in understanding key aspects of digital marketing, such as:

  • digital strategy and content creation
  • effective marketing campaigns
  • social media insights and analytics
  • advertising
  • email marketing.

You can apply yourself or nominate a staff member to join. Those who currently use digital marketing as part of their role will benefit from this series. 

ATO Workshops (TBC)

More information coming soon.

Tender Workshops (TBC)

More information coming soon.