Small Business Advisory Services

Program Status

Small Business Advisory Services – closed for applications.

Description

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.

Queensland Natural Disaster Assistance

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).

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Business Coaching and Mentoring

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.

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Small Business Advisory Services 2012

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.

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Contact

 For more information about this program, please contact the AusIndustry hotline on 13 28 46 or hotline@ausindustry.gov.au.

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