About the program

Ready for Growth is a Victorian Government initiative, delivered by Business Victoria in partnership with BDO Australia, that will support 1,000 Victorian businesses with high growth potential to grow their business, access new markets and create jobs. Participating businesses will receive tailored advice from a Growth Facilitator to help them plan and achieve growth.

The program will help your business:

  • Develop a Growth Action Plan for your business
  • Build capabilities for growth
  • Find grants and programs to support growth
  • Explore export opportunities
  • Improve connections to networks and ecosystems
  • Connect to peers through the Alumni Network
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Support for Victorian businesses

Ready for Growth assists Victorian businesses to grow and succeed. Program participants will complete a Growth Assessment and, based on their results, be provided with a Growth Potential Snapshot. Ready for Growth participants will be supported by a Growth Facilitator who will meet with them regularly for up to seven hours to further develop their Growth Action Plan and monitor business growth. Upon program completion, graduates will receive access to the Alumni Network where they will be connected to peers within their industry.

Accelerated Growth

Accelerated Growth

Program participants will attend several one-on-one virtual meetings with a Growth Facilitator to develop a Growth Action Plan to achieve their business goals. Participants will be kept accountable to their plans through regular check-ins.

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Facilitated Growth

Facilitated Growth

Program participants will attend several one-on-one virtual meetings with a Growth Facilitator to develop a Growth Action Plan. They also receive help to identify appropriate grants and programs as well as support with the application process.

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Virtual Business Growth Assistant

Business Growth Assistant

If your business has been accepted into the Ready for Growth program by the Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions (DJPR), you will be able to start your conversation with Jen, our Virtual Business Growth Assistant.

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