Grow Your Business Program

Whitehorse City Council and Victoria State Government jointly present the Grow Your Business Program, designed to assist 10 Whitehorse businesses develop and implement strategies to become internationally competitive. ION Group Pty Ltd will facilitate the program and assist businesses to:

• Devise a comprehensive three-year growth strategy
• Identify key challenges – risks and opportunities
• Define the core of the business
• Harness energy and resources to optimise business performance and teamwork
• Apply the 10 ‘Closed System’ principles and decision-making tools to drive profits
• Enhance performance and productivity of key people and technology
• Track progress and adapt to changes

Each participating business will receive three private consultations at their business premises, as well as two half-day group workshops at Whitehorse City Council, and may send up to two business representatives to each session.

Expression of Interest now open!
 -Program fee is $750 + GST per business (valued at $2,250, subsidised by the Victoria State Government).

Criteria of Entry
A maximum of 10 local businesses will be selected to participate in the Program. In order to be eligible for the program, businesses must:
• Be financially viable, with turnover in excess of $250,000 per annum
• Be a tradeable service
• Be based in the City of Whitehorse or surrounding suburbs
• Have a commitment to innovation and/or export/import
• Have management strengths
• Have at least 12 months trading history

Expressions of Interest
For further details, contact Council’s Investment and Economic Development Unit on or 9262 6333 or visit

About the Program Facilitator
ION Group Pty Ltd is a national consulting firm that specialises in helping businesses and organisations advance their management solutions and business strategy. With more than 30 years experience, the ION Group founders have developed a profoundly effective framework and set of tools that assist businesses improve decision making in order to navigate fluctuating economic conditions and recognise new opportunities for growth.