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Traders Connect


SBMS is working with the City of Melbourne and Queen Victoria Market management to provide support for all market traders through an innovative program called Trader Connect.

Market traders can access many programs and opportunities for support through SBMS including:

The Program has been designed to provide existing micro/small business owners  with a unique opportunity to up-skill, be supported and to enhance core business skills.

The Women in Business and the Business Building program is delivered by way of 5 independent workshops. Workshop participants also receive ‘one on one’ mentoring to assist with planning, marketing, staffing, stock management,  and digital enhancement of their businesses.

Workshop titles include...

  • Building Your Business
  • Funding Avenues & Financial Analysis
  • Making the Most of Your Talent & Team
  • Management Capabilities
  • Digital Engagement

The program is complimented by access to business skills training videos, podcasts, and local support at the Trader Connect lounge. Traders will also have access to podcasts from business experts through The Small Business Institute website, and where required access to a suite of small business networks and professional organisations and experts.

Trader Connect is an initiative of City of Melbourne and Queen Victoria Market Pty Ltd to support market traders throughout the renewal program

 Trader QVM

 Apart from the great programs on offer, you can book with a mentor at any time.

Katya QVM

In discussion with Katya who will be SBMS's Trader Connect program manager onsite. Katya will be wandering around the market meeting with traders and having a chat every week. Katya can assess your needs and suggest/arrange a mentor that can best help you. Katya can also be your Mentor.

Katya's full profile


Through the SBMS Website. Go to the home page and in the "I want to use a Voucher" section, type in QVM. This will bring up a list of all of the mentors available. You can read their profiles, see what they look like and book them directly. 

There is no charge for the service

SBMS offers a number of bilingual mentors. To access the full list go to: SBMS Bilingual Mentors 

For more information about the Trader Connect program go to http://qvm.com.au/trader-support/

SBMS is proudly supported by the Victorian Government & Small Business Victoria

Contact us on
1300 816 817