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FREE Small Business Workshop - Exploring Self-Employment

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Exploring Self-Employment Workshops can help you: understand what’s involved in starting a business generate or validate a business idea make an informed decision about whether self-employment is right for you. Workshops are delivered over a 1 week period.

This Exploring Self-Employment Workshop is Australian Government funded and free to eligible* Central Coast, Blue Mountains and Greater Sydney residents and has helped many aspiring entrepreneurs turn their dreams of self-employment into reality. (Eligibility Criteria Applies)

*Contact us today to check if you are eligible for this free service. 02 9415 2630

Sydney Business is an approved provider of the Australian Governments Self-Employment Assistance program. Self-Employment Assistance can help you turn your business idea or existing small business into a viable business. The program allows you to choose the level of support that meets your needs and the needs of your small business.

Other free services available to eligible participants include :

Business Plan Development. A business plan helps new and existing micro-business owners focus on the steps necessary to make their business succeed. Self-Employment Assistance can help you develop a business plan by providing you with one-on-one support and the tools you need to complete it. Once you’ve finished writing your business plan, assess its viability.

Accredited Small Business Training provides you with the skills you need to start and run a small business. You can choose to participate in one of the following accredited qualifications: Certificate III in Entrepreneurship and New Business (BSB30220) Certificate IV in Entrepreneurship and New Business (BSB40320) Micro Business Skill Set (BSBSS00102) New Business Ventures Skill Set (BSBSS00103) Small Business Management Skill Set (BSBSS00104).

Business Advice Sessions are one-hour, one-on-one sessions with a business advisor. They can give you advice on starting your own small business or running an existing one. You can tailor these sessions to meet your needs. They can involve: getting advice on starting your own business improving your business’ commercial viability advice a range of other small business-related matters referral to other small business support networks. If you're eligible, you can book up to 2 free sessions every 12 months.

Business Health Check , one-on-one session with our business experts. They can help you assess how your business is currently running and find ways to improve it. It will help you analyse your business, identify opportunities for improvement and connect with other local business support services, where relevant. If you are eligible, you can access one Business Health Check every 12 months.

Small Business Coaching gives you 12 months of personalised mentoring and support to help you start and run your small business. If you’re eligible, you may be able to access: up to $300 worth of small business start-up costs, such as business insurance an allowance for up to 39 weeks and rental assistance for up to 26 weeks.

Terms, Conditions and Eligibility Criteria Apply* call 02 9415 2630 for more details

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