Small Business Advisory Services
Small Business Advisory Services – closed for applications.
The Small Business Advisory Services (SBAS) program aims to maximise the growth potential, prosperity and sustainability of small businesses through enhanced access to information and advice on issues important to establishing, sustaining and/or growing a small business.
This program aims to achieve these objectives by improving the business and/or financial management skills of participating small businesses.
Small businesses can access a range of advisory services, such as but not limited to:
- business management skills
- financial management skills
- business planning
- mentoring for business
- general business advice
See Customer Guidelines for expanded definition of the above services.
There are a number of initiatives currently providing advisory services to small businesses across Australia.
Business Enterprise Centres Australia (BECA) has received $100,000 (GST excl) to deliver Home Biz Connect 2014. Home Biz Connect 2014 is a series of one day conferences in a key location in each state. The conferences will focus on providing advice from a range of sectors to small or home business intenders and small businesses that are in need of assistance with basics and growth strategies.
On Sunday 26 May 2013, the former Government announced 10 service providers have received up to $100,000 per annum over the next 2 years to deliver the Small Business Advisory program Queensland Natural Disaster Assistance.
Service Providers will provide high quality, low cost advisory services targeted towards improving management capability, business skills and / or financial management skills of participating small businesses located in Queensland that are directly or indirectly impacted by ex-Tropical Cyclone Oswald (and associated rainfall and flooding).
On Wednesday 13 March 2013, the former Government announced three Business Enterprise Centres (BEC): Advanced Cairns, Penrith City and District, and Southern Success, had been awarded funding of $200,000 each over 2 years to provide business coaching and mentoring services to small businesses located in the regions of Cairns, Western Sydney and the City of Onkaparinga in Southern Adelaide.
On 15 November 2012, the former Government announced 63 projects to be delivered by 55 service providers. The services will be targeted toward improving the business and/or financial management skills of participating small businesses.
On 15 November 2012 the former Government announced a National Interest project to address the high impact of job losses suffered by public servants in Queensland.
Business Enterprise Centres Australia (BECA) was granted $200,000 (GST excl) to assist public servants made redundant in QLD who are considering starting or buying a small business. These small businesses or intenders will be provided with access to low cost business advice, on business and financial planning, business management, networking and recommendations about former government programs.
For more information about this program, please contact the AusIndustry hotline on 13 28 46 or email@example.com.