The Victorian Government and the City of Melbourne are working together to help businesses plan and prepare for the Games.
Learn more about the Business Ready program from the Business Victoria Website at www.business.vic.gov.au.
Business Ready is a joint Victorian Government and City of Melbourne program to help Victorian businesses maximise the positive impact the Games can have on our business community, while planning ahead to ensure smooth operations during the Games.
Whether a corporate office, retail shop or supplier of goods, the Kit and Forums will provide businesses with relevant information to assist planning for the Games including:
- Opportunities for your business
- Tips for Games planning
- Traffic and transport details
- Sporting events and Festival Melbourne 2006 activities
- Case studies
This initiative has two key components.
Business Ready Kit
The Business Ready Kit is available as an internet download via the Business Victoria Website. Limited numbers of the Kit are available in hard copy and CD Rom, to order yourself a copy call the Victorian Business Line on 13 22 15.
Updates to the kit will be loaded on to the Web as they become available and businesses are encouraged to visit the Business Victoria website regularly for updates.
Business Ready Forums
5 public forums were held at the Melbourne Town Hall in November 2005 and February 2006 where over 900 businesses attended to hear first hand about the impacts of the Games and obtain information to help them plan for Games time. Participants took away with them a copy of the Business Ready Kit.
In addition to this, Games Business Ready information was presented and copies of the Kit were made available to a further 600 businesses who attended one of the other 20 forums held across metropolitan Melbourne and regional Victoria.
In all more than 1500 businesses have heard first hand about the impacts of the Games and collected information to help them plan ahead.