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You don’t have to be the next Richard Branson to have your own business! But you do need to work hard to make it successful. In short, the challenges of owning your own business are unique and very different to being employed. To find out if being your own boss is suitable for you, ETC are running a program to give people the chance to explore opportunities to start their own business.
New Business Assistance with NEIS offers approved applicants:
To participate in New Business Assistance with NEIS you must be registered with a jobactive or Disability Employment Services provider. Of course, your provider can tell you if you are eligible.
Also, you must:
Additionally, your NEIS business must:
This is a great series of relevant workshops conducted over two weeks (25 hours per week) It’s even fully subsidised by the Australian Government.
The program covers the following topics:
Find workshop dates:
If after the workshops you’re keen to progress your business idea, then contact us about New Business Assistance with NEIS!
The AEDO program aims to increase the confidence and expertise of Aboriginal people to become self-employed and to encourage an entrepreneurial culture within Aboriginal communities. ETC provides the AEDO program in the NSW North Coast from Grafton to Tweed Heads.
For further information about the NEIS and Exploring Being My Own Boss Programs, please visit:
“I have learnt invaluable business basics with my Certificate III in Business through NEIS, developed my business plan and met lovely NEIS participants that I studied with – the fact we were all in this together was fantastic! Thanks so much to ETC and the NEIS Program for helping Frankie’s Travel to become a reality.”
Learn more about Monique’s story – Local woman thrilled to start her own business showcasing the region
“It’s quite a jolt starting a small business, without both the Exploring Being My Own Boss and New Business Assistance with NEIS programs it would be so much more difficult. I’m very glad I participated, as I learned so much. There’s so much to get your head around at the start. It seems almost impossible to start up without all this help. I’ve found ETC and my trainer/mentor Kim Hastings to be very professional with heaps of knowledge and experience,”
Learn more about Ken’s story – NEIS program helps timber enthusiast to turn hobby into his dream job
“I knew some basic things, but when you actually sit down and develop the plans for your own business it’s a totally different thing. To have someone there to ask all those basic questions and go through some different scenarios was really encouraging. ETC has been so lovely and supportive.”
Learn more about Sally’s story – NEIS program helps artist to follow her passion and help save the environment
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