Business Leap Has Closed
Thank you to all participants of this program over the years – we still offer small and micro business mentoring to all regional businesses.
As part of the Australian Government’s Budget announcements, the Entrepreneurship Facilitator Program will not continue beyond 30 June 2023. There remains a range of existing services available to those who wish to explore self-employment as an option to meaningful employment or require assistance with their existing small business.
Self-Employment Assistance providers offer tailored advice through a range of flexible services, as well as referrals to other small business support services, across Australia. People who undertake Small Business Coaching, a 12-month mentoring service, are also entitled to a $300 reimbursement for eligible business costs. More information on Self-Employment Assistance and provider locations can be found at: https://www.workforceaustralia.gov.au/individuals/training/activities/self-employment-assistance
Other small business resources that provide information, tools and referrals that may assist you, include:
- Registration, grants, and the range of services and supports available across government to help your business succeed: https://business.gov.au/
- Compliance, regulations, and business structure information: https://asic.gov.au/for-business/small-business/
- Banking, budgeting, scams, and insurance information to protect yourself and your business: https://moneysmart.gov.au/
- Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman is an independent advocate for small business owners offering advice and assistance: www.asbfeo.gov.au