Helping people start and run a small business!
Do you have a business idea? Or perhaps you have a start-up business and need some help to make it viable?
BUSY At Work is contracted by the Australian Government’s Workforce Australia to deliver the Self-Employment Assistance Program.
Under this no-cost program, we work with eligible participants to finesse their business idea to become a viable reality.
You can find out more or contact us below. You may also consider joining one of our upcoming ‘Exploring Self Assistance’ workshops to see if this program is for you!
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About Self-Employment Assistance
Self-Employment Assistance can help you start and run a small business by helping you to:
What Self-Employment Assistance offers
Self-Employment Assistance offers 6 free services. You can do them all or only select the ones you want to do.
Provides information about self-employment, and then helps you to generate and test business ideas. These workshops usually involve 5 sessions delivered over one or two weeks. The workshops will help you make an informed decision about whether you want to pursue self-employment. FIND OUT MORE
Provides you with the skills you need to start and run a small business. You can access accredited training and choose to do a shorter skillset or a longer Certificate III or IV in Entrepreneurship and New Business.
Can help you prepare a viable business plan to help your business succeed. A comprehensive business plan will help you to identify strategies for success and forecast your business cash flow for 2 years into the future. Your Self-Employment Assistance Provider can then assess your business plan and provide independent feedback on the likely viability of your business.
Can offer targeted advice relating to your business idea or existing business. Each session is delivered over the course of an hour, and you can access a maximum of 2 sessions a year.
Can help business owners assess how their existing business is running to find ways to improve its viability. A Business Health Check is delivered over 3 hours in a one-on-one session, and you can access one Business Health Check each year.
Provides business mentoring for up to 12 months. Over the course of a year, you’ll be connected to a business mentor who will give you guidance, coaching and other business support.
You can receive a $300 reimbursement to assist with your eligible business costs (such as business insurance). If you’re eligible, you can also receive a Self-Employment Allowance for up to 39 weeks, and Self-Employment Rental Assistance for up to 26 weeks.
To be eligible for the program you must be:
Contact us today to discuss your small business idea
Where we deliver the Self Employment Assistance Program
Throughout North Queensland and Sunshine Coast Queensland, we can support your small business dream. See our Office Locations below.