Business Connect Program – who knew??

Attention NSW start-ups – Until 30 June 2020, the NSW Government is funding the ‘Business Connect program’ to give start-up businesses access to business skills training and support.

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The program is split into the three areas outlined below. Each provider offers small businesses four hours of free advice and consultation.

BUSINESS – Meet with advisors who understand the challenges of starting a business and receive some initial business planning advice and actionable steps. Business Connect Advisors have success and experience in their own businesses and can be accessed via two locations:

CREATIVE – Business owners throughout NSW can get information, training and support to run a business in the creative industries via Creative Plus Business who provide:

  • Four 1-hour free chat sessions
  • Continued support through the subsidised GROW program and six 1-hour advisory sessions for $249
  • Subsidised PLAN sessions at a reduced cost
  • Subsidised and free workshops and events for creative business people across NSW.

DIGITAL – Access advice on small business online strategies and technology via Net Stripes who offer:

  • Digital readiness advisory session to help small businesses and start-ups to build a road map to grow and succeed online using modern digital marketing capabilities.
  • Up to 34 hours of one-on-one digital readiness advisory over a three year period.
  • First four hours are fully subsidised by the NSW Government, thereafter businesses pay an hourly fee.

If you’d like to take your business even further, Accru can assist with all aspects of business planning, management and growth. Please don’t hesitate to contact your local advisor.

About the Author
Katherine Buczynski , Accru Felsers Sydney
Katherine has over 14 years experience in the business advisory division with a wide range of experience across many different industries. She works with individuals, family groups and small-to-medium business clients, advising on effective tax and business structures, compliance issues, business structuring, SMSF rules and regulations, and strategic business planning.
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