The Entrepreneurs’ Programme can get you from where you are to where you want to be. The Entrepreneurs’ Programme delivers advice and grants to enable high-potential businesses to strengthen, grow, innovate and commercialise nationally and globally. In addition to improving outcomes for clients, this benefits the broader economy, as well as regions, sectors and communities.
The Australian Government funded program employs a network of business experts to help Australian businesses to strengthen, grow, innovate and commercialise to boost jobs, profits, exports and resilience.
A new Strengthening Business service was announced on 11 March 2020 to support businesses to recover from the 2019-20 summer bushfire emergency. Strengthening Business supports businesses in fire-affected communities to rebuild, transform and adapt following the bushfire crisis and resulting changes in their local marketplace.
As an approved Industry Partner to the program, Business Australia can offer easy access to the best advice and networks to help eligible Australian businesses solve problems and take advantage of growth opportunities. Business Australia is the approved partner for customers in NSW and ACT.
When you join the program, you will receive practical advice and mentorship from a dedicated team of facilitators, who will work with you to help you achieve your business goals. Our facilitators can help guide you to be more competitive and productive, to grow your business, attract investors and commercialise your products or services, and work with the research sector to innovate and solve problems.
HOW CAN THE ENTREPRENEURS' PROGRAMME HELP ME?
When you join the Entrepreneurs’ Programme, you get real advice from someone who's walked in your shoes and understands business. They’ll give you the hard truths you need to make a difference and the edge to make you more successful. They will offer support to your business through the program’s unique services. They are specially designed to help you achieve your business vision, facilitated through expert advice and financial incentives. Services available from the Business Australia team in NSW and ACT are as follows:
1. Growth Roadmap
Growth Roadmap helps you improve your business practices, become more competitive, and take advantage of growth opportunities.
2. High Growth Accelerator
High Growth Accelerator helps businesses who have a transformative growth opportunity. It will help you innovate, transform, and grow your business.
3. SMART Projects and Supply Chains
SMART Projects and Supply Chains provides access to strategic or high-value projects that are designed to increase the capability of Australian businesses.
4. Strengthening Business
Strengthening Business supports businesses in fire-affected communities to rebuild, transform and adapt following the bushfire crisis and resulting changes in their local marketplace.
Practical support for businesses includes:
- Advice from people with relevant private sector experience
- Co-funded grants to commercialise new products, processes and services
- Funding to take advantage of growth opportunities
- Connection and collaboration opportunities.