NORTEC New Enterprise Incentive Scheme (NEIS) supports entrepreneurs with getting their small business idea off the ground

supporting entrepreneurs: NEIS can help turn your business idea into a business reality. Photo: Shutterstock.
supporting entrepreneurs: NEIS can help turn your business idea into a business reality. Photo: Shutterstock.

If you dream of becoming your own boss, the NORTEC New Enterprise Incentive Scheme (NEIS) can help get your small business idea off the ground.

New Business Assistance with NEIS provides support to people interested in starting their own business or who need help to refocus an existing microbusiness.

They can assist you to create a business plan and provide you with business advice and mentoring for the first 12 months.

  • NEIS can help turn your business idea into a business reality by providing approved participants:
  • Free small business training and workshops
  • 12 months personalised mentoring and advisory support
  • Accredited small business management Training (BSB30220 - Certificate III in Entrepreneurship and New Business)
  • Financial support in the first nine months on NEIS Allowance if you are on an eligible government benefit e.g. jobseeker

Training

NORTEC offers training that will assist you to complete a business plan to form part of your assessment for acceptance onto NEIS Assistance and mentoring.

Mentoring

NORTEC provides you with 12 months of business support and coaching.

They offer face to face mentoring and monthly workshops on various business topics, including advice about organisation, finances, sales, marketing and more, to help you develop your business in the first year of trading.

Success for gourmet ice cream truck

Wal is a 30-year-old chef who partnered with NEIS to meet the challenges of COVID head-on by starting a gourmet ice cream truck in the Northern Rivers. He creates small-batch, cultured ice cream with locally sourced, native Australian ingredients and a focus on gut health.

Wal's ice cream truck 'Natural Ice-Cream Australia' has become an icon in the Northern Rivers over the last nine months, with steady support from locals and visitors alike.

Wal has recently been interviewed to feature in the upcoming issue of Gourmet Traveller and is now working on plans for expanding into an exciting new venture.

Creating unique work

Located on the stunning Mid North Coast, Rescued Wood studio is based on finding old pieces of timber, whether it be on the beach or someone's backyard, and bringing them back to life to create one of a kind artistic pieces.

Having spent her entire career in the corporate world, Michelle felt it was time to do something for herself.

She now creates unique pieces totally different from what other stores offer.

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