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Entrepreneurs' Programme

The Entrepreneurs’ Programme offers easy to access practical support to Australian businesses in a simplified and streamlined way. The Programme is a new approach to the way government provides services to business. It recognises Australia’s diverse business landscape and that the market and industry is changing in the global economy.

With a national network of more than 100 experienced private sector Advisers and Facilitators, the Entrepreneurs’ Programme offers support to businesses through three streams: 

  • Business Management;
  • Research Connections; and
  • Accelerating Commercialisation.

Practical support for businesses includes:

  • Advice from people with relevant private sector experience;
  • Small co-contributions for re-engineering or growth opportunities for business; and
  • Connection and collaboration opportunities.

Current Programme offerings are:

  • Business Evaluations – an assessment conducted at a business’ premises, resulting in a detailed report and recommendations for the business to make improvements
  • Supply Chain Facilitation – support for individual businesses to build capability and facilitate greater connectivity within their supply chains.
  • Growth Services - access to specialist advisers, services and connections to accelerate growth, over a period of up to two years.
  • Business Growth Grants – small, co-funded grants to engage external expertise to assist businesses with implementing improvements recommended in a Business Evaluation. 
Further information about these Programme offerings please visit www.business.gov.au or call 13 28 46.

Eligibility

Small and medium businesses with turnover (revenue from sales of goods and services) between $1.5 million and $100 million that have traded in Australia for at least three years, possess an Australian Company Number, are financially solvent, and operate in:
 
  • Advanced Manufacturing
  • Food and Agribusiness
  • Medical Technology and Pharmaceuticals
  • Mining Equipment, Technology and Services
  • Oil, Gas and Energy or
  • Enabling technologies and services of the sectors listed above
 
In addition to the above, applicants for a business evaluation must be one or more of the following:
 
  • engaged in, or expanding their operations to be engaged in, interstate or overseas trade and commerce
  • a foreign corporation formed within Australia
  • a corporation for which trading or financial activities are a substantial or significant proportion of the corporation’s overall activities
  • a corporation or body formed under Commonwealth law

To find out more:

Visit the Entrepreneurs' Programme site or call 13 28 46




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Darek Swiderski
Entrepreneurs' Programme Business Adviser, North Sydney
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Mike Goodman
Entrepreneur Facilitator
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Nathan McGrath
Entrepreneurs' Programme Business Adviser, Ballina
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Clare Newton
Business Adviser
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Lain Baigent
Entrepreneurs' Programme Advisor
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Rod Murray
Business Adviser
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Sally Palmer
Business Adviser
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