Helping Small Business Get Their Start
Are you interested in starting your own small business?
Would you like help to get it off the ground?
The Federal Government funded New Enterprise Incentive Scheme (NEIS) can help turn your business idea into a business reality by offering:
- Free small business training and workshops
- 12 months mentoring and advisory support
- Financial support in the first 9 months on NEIS Assistance if you are on an eligible government benefit eg jobactive.
NORTEC provides NEIS in the Qld Gold Coast, NSW North Coast, NSW Mid North Coast and also North West NSW & New England.
What’s the Eligibility and How do I Apply?
As long as you are not currently working (whether on Centrelink benefits or not) you can ask to be referred to the NEIS program. To do this you can either request your jobactive provider to refer you or send your enquiry, describing your current employment situation (if you are on benefits, please include the name and location of your current jobactive or DES provider) and a short description of your business idea to:
Register Your Interest.
Please note: The NEIS program is for eligible jobseekers and entry into the program will only be offered to those with a viable business idea and who satisfy the program criteria.
Attend an Information Session to Find Out More
NORTEC run NEIS information sessions every three weeks so you can find out more about whether NEIS is for you. To book into the information session you can either be referred to these from your jobactive provider or request to be placed into an information session through the contact form on this page.
The information sessions will inform you further about the NEIS program and allow us to give you advice on your business idea and suitability for the program.
Want more information?
Here are some links to more information from the federal Government about NEIS:
NEIS is a part of the Australian Government funded jobactive program so you can ask your jobactive provider to refer you to the program or register your interest through the contact form on this page.
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