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Do you have a business idea and ready to turn it into a reality?

Starting a business from scratch or running a newly established business is both challenging and exciting. Good Shepherd’s LaunchMe program helps you to develop, finance and launch your own small business.

LaunchMe is FREE for eligible participants.


LaunchMe can help you get your business idea off the ground

Working with your own coach, you will gain skillsconfidence and motivation to get your business up and running – quicker than doing it on your own.

What you get

  • 1:1 personalised business coaching 
  • Tools and resources to become business ready including LaunchMe’s online learning platform 
  • Business skills and knowledge 
  • Support from a network of business experts such as legal practitioners, marketing specialists and accountants 
  • Referrals to Good Shepherd’s wellbeing services including financial counselling  
  • Access to No Interest Loans – business loans up to $5000. No Fees. No Charges. Ever. (T&Cs apply)
  • In addition to the above, for First Nations people living in South Australia, we offer specialised, culturally appropriate support from an experienced First Nations Coach, to help Indigenous people turn their business ideas into reality.
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Secure your spot today.

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You could eligible if you:

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Have an achievable business idea or a newly established microenterprise
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Earn $60,000 or less before tax or hold a healthcare or pension card
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Live in South Australia, OR
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Southeast Melbourne (Greater City of Dandenong, City of Casey and Cardinia Shire) OR
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La Trobe Valley/Gippsland, VIC (Latrobe City, South Gippsland, Baw Baw and Bass Coast Shires)
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Are committed to meeting your coach on a regular basis and working on your business between coaching sessions
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Get in touch with your local LaunchMe program

If you’re in South Australia, Southeast Melbourne or Gippsland Victoria

Interested? Please complete the following to express your interest in LaunchMe South Australia, Southeast Melbourne or Gippsland, VIC

Interested? Please complete the following to express your interest in LaunchMe South Australia, Southeast Melbourne or Gippsland, VIC


Are you already a business owner?

Have you heard about our 3-month business recovery program?

If you’re already a business owner and live in the Southeast Melbourne or Gippsland regions, you may be interested in our LaunchMe recovery programs to help get your business back on track.

What participants say


“I think LaunchMe has been by far way better than anything I had been a part of. It gave me practical insight into google analytics, what I needed in my website, bookkeeping, legal and the like.”


LaunchMe has brought our business into the 21st century – and you can’t put a price on that. Without LaunchMe we would not be where we are today, so thank you so much.”


“LaunchMe really helped me when I was confused…. I had many business ideas, but each also had its own barriers. I was able to talk this out with my coach and she provided me with tasks that truly helped me streamline it all into one business.”

LaunchMe Victoria is funded by the Victorian Government.

LaunchMe South Australia is funded by the Government of South Australia.