These are one-on-one sessions for you to discuss any issues you have in regard to commencing a business or improving performance and operations of your existing business.
General business advice and referrals can be obtained at these sessions which can be free or low-cost.
Small businesses can access a range of advisory and mentoring services, such as but not limited to:
The following SBCVs provide Business Advice and Mentoring:
The New Enterprise Incentive Scheme (NEIS) is a self-employment program which trains, funds and mentors eligible job seekers to establish and run their own businesses. The program includes:
The scheme is delivered throughout Australia by a national network of NEIS providersincluding the
The following SBCVs offer NEIS program courses:
SBCV members offer a wide range of practical and low cost seminars and workshops. These events are aimed at providing you with the skills and knowledge to assist in opening, managing or growing your business.
For information about upcoming events, go to the Events & Workshops page.
A small business incubator is a facility providing premises, advice, services and support to new and growing businesses to assist them to become established and profitable.
Small business incubator tenants are provided with an initial place of operation and a supportive environment in which to grow their business. Tenants share the incubator’s premises and a range of support services from which they graduate and relocate to commercial accommodation when they are commercially viable.
The incubation period (tenancy) for a small business in an incubator is normally from one to three years.
There are many benefits to being located at an Incubator. They include:
The following SBCVs operate incubators:
Grants and other funding programs are available for businesses from the Australian, state and territory governments, and in some cases from local councils.
The Grants and Assistance Finder helps you locate the grants and assistance programs most relevant to your business for free. You can search through a wide variety of grants in many categories, including developing your business, innovation and education.
Visit the Grants and Assistance Finder to locate the grants and assistance programs most relevant to your business for free.