How to Help Your Microbusiness Thrive

As the engine of your enterprise, you need to thrive and flourish in order to serve others.


The Australian Bureau of Statistics puts the number of solo and micro businesses operating locally at around 1.6 million, making up over 70% of the total small business sector. Micro business (usually defined as having between one and four employees) is big business!

The sector contributes significantly not only to Australia’s economy, but also to its social fabric. Every solopreneur, consultant, independent professional and artisan sits within a network of other small businesses. We support, collaborate and rely on each other for inputs, inspiration, referrals, distribution, mentoring, kindness and care.


In Ballarat the role of microbusiness in our community is recognised by StartUp Ballarat, which provides meetups, masterclasses and coworking days to introduce entrepreneurs to like-minded people, make business connections and assist with skill and knowledge development - vital support to help us to thrive and grow.


It’s not just about the business though. Your enterprise cannot flourish unless you, as its engine, are also happy, healthy, inspired, creative and well.


The good news is that there are simple things that you can do to ensure that you are functioning at your pea