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The Exploring Being My Own Boss Workshops can give you an understanding of self-employment and entrepreneurship. This might suit if you have a business idea, or dream of being your own boss, but don’t know where to start.
The two-week Exploring Being My Own Boss workshops will give you an amazing head start. By the end of this free program, you’ll be better able to identify business opportunities and understand what’s involved when starting a business. You may even want to apply to participate in the NEIS program following this!
The Workshop is conducted over 2 consecutive weeks, 25 hours per week and covers 10 core topics, including help with a business idea, marketing and business finances.
New Business Assistance with NEIS (New Enterprise Incentives Scheme) is a program that can help you start your own business.
The NEIS program provides:
The NEIS Team will verify if you are eligible to participate, consider possible previous business experience or qualifications and will also assess your business idea to ensure it meets the business eligibility criteria.
ETC currently provides New Business Assistance with NEIS and Exploring Being My Own Boss in the NSW North Coast and NSW Greater Mid North Coast regions. If you live outside of these locations, then you will need to contact another provider for these programs. You can find a list of providers on the jobactive find a provider page.
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Download the Exploring Being My Own Boss factsheet
Download the New Business Assistance with NEIS factsheet
“The Program gave me an insight of what it’s actually really like to be your own boss. It’s completely different to what you think it is… And it is possible! If I can do it, anyone can!”
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“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,”
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“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.”
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