Welcome to the Arise program for entrepreneurship development in the Dandenong and Monash regions of South Eastern Melbourne. We’re here to help you on your way in your new business.

Anyone who wants to start their own business is eligible for mentoring, planning and business development support at no cost.

Mr Nic Bolto will run the service in the Dandenong and Monsah local government areas. Mr Bolto said “having your own business can be a real buzz and be a source of pride and achievement. It can improve or extend your career and be a great way of connecting your passion to your work life.”

Mr Bolto’s job will be to promote entrepreneurship and help people start a business. Mr Bolto himself has started and managed a range of businesses in retail, management consulting and social services.

Mr Bolto said “I look forward to working with the start up community and people who have an idea or the motivation to get started in their own business. Assistance is now available and I’m looking forward to talking to people who might be thinking about to start a business or get their great idea off the ground.”

Further Details: or Nic Bolto or phone 0488 656 205.

Would you like more information and links now to other services?

Here’s a start!

The Department of Jobs and Small Business website:

The SelfStart online hub website:

The New Enterprise Incentive Scheme website:

Startup Melbourne

TiE Melbourne



Entrepreneurship Facilitators are funded by the Australian Government.