A proud addition to the Business Advisory strengths of NSW Business Chamber; this programme is an initiative designed to raise awareness of self-employment particularly amongst the over 45s and those at risk of unemployment. Its aims to support and encourage individual entrepreneurs to start a business as a way to create their own job, through free and practical assistance from an Entrepreneurship Facilitator.

Entrepreneurship Facilitators provide free and practical assistance to support and encourage individuals to start a business as a way to create their own job.

Entrepreneurship Facilitators are funded by the Australian Government, and can help you develop your idea into a business by providing free mentoring and business support.

Entrepreneurship Facilitators provide a range of free services, including, but not limited to:
  • Promoting and encouraging entrepreneurship among all individuals by providing information and advice about entrepreneurship and starting and running a business to clients, community organisations and other relevant stakeholders.
  • Providing tailored mentoring and assistance to individuals. This includes facilitating interactive engagements to provide information and advice (such as workshops and networking events) and providing mentoring assistance and advice.
  • Linking and referring individuals to appropriate services that will help them start and run their own business, including New Business Assistance with NEIS.
  • The Facilitator will also develop and maintain productive working relationships with key stakeholders in their location.

Who is it for?
The Facilitators have a focus on encouraging entrepreneurship among:
  • Mature age Australians, including those at risk of unemployment due to structural changes in the economy in the 20 additional locations from January 2019
  • Young people in Cairns, the Hunter Valley (including Newcastle), and Launceston and North-East Tasmania.

Where can I find a facilitator? 
Entrepreneurship Facilitators are delivering services in 20 new locations across Australia from January 2019. The NSW Business Chamber and Australian Business Consulting & Solutions are an approved provider of Entrepreneurship Facilitator Services in the following four locations across Australia. 

Please follow the links to find out more about our experienced Facilitators, or to make contact and start your small business journey. What does it cost?
Entrepreneurship Facilitators provide their services at no cost to you.

They might also refer you to fee-for-support. You don't have to accept a referral to other support services, including those that cost money. Talk to your Entrepreneurship Facilitator about your individual circumstances before you decide, click here to learn more and to get in touch. 
 
It was good to have that external push. We really appreciated the time and effort our Growth Services Advisers gave to us. Talk is fine, but you need support to drive it through. We know we have very good products and very good information but sometimes it’s a bit like a jigsaw in a box – all the pieces are there but you need some help from outside to put it together. Nick Holden, Founder, Modular Wall Systems on Chamber support provided via the Government's Entrepreneurs’ Programme

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