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Entrepreneurship Facilitator Program



The Disability Trust in partnership with Workforce Australia provides an Entrepreneurship Facilitator Program which is dedicated to helping you start and run your own business, in the Southern Highlands and Shoalhaven Region.

The specific areas we service are:

Mittagong
Shellharbour
Nowra
Batemans Bay

We are here to promote and encourage self-employment and entrepreneurship as well as help people to start and develop their business. We also assist existing micro-business owners to keep their small business open.

Entrepreneurship Facilitators may also recommend other relevant small business support services, including Self-Employment Assistance and can provide help with the following activities and services;

Networking | Advisory | Resources | Mentoring | Business Plan | Grants Availability
 Workshops | Consultancy | Introductions | Events


Our Facilitator

Naomi Smith









Naomi
is an adaptable and enthusiastic business owner, combining her formal marketing and commerce qualifications with her passion for business and communications developed through her extensive experience at Fairfax Regional Media and in the Employment Services industry. She is a proud Southern Highlands local. Living, working, and raising her family in the area has given Naomi genuine detailed market knowledge and an understanding of the many changes that have taken place in the region over recent years. Successfully running a local trade-based business alongside her husband and growing the business from the ground up has given her an intimate understanding of the tenacity and commitment required to start and maintain a thriving business. Passionate about pursuing positive outcomes that can change lives, Naomi enjoys the challenge and rewards of sharing her business experience and knowledge with a diverse audience.

Contact, Naomi Smith
ENTREPRENEURSHIP FACILITATOR - Southern Highlands/Shoalhaven

02 4851 4248
naomi.smith@disabilitytrust.org.au


Eligibility

You may be eligible for the Entrepreneurship Facilitator Program if you:

• Are interested in starting a business, or learning about self-employment
• Have started a business within the last 2 years
• Are operating a micro-business (up to 4 employees) at risk of not succeeding



Entrepreneurship Facilitator
Program services


Entrepreneurship Facilitators Program services can be delivered through group support and networking events, including light touch individual support.

Services can include advice on:

• the benefits and challenges of self-employment
• opportunities that align to your skills, experience, and interests
• opportunities in your local area
• referrals to other small business support programs, including Self-Employment Assistance



Entrepreneurship
Facilitator Workshops

Entrepreneurship Facilitators offer a set of workshops to help you learn skills to help you run a successful business. The workshops include:

• Financial literacy
• Surviving and thriving in your business
• Digital marketing and leveraging success
• Time management to get things done



Resources

Access EFP resources below:

Start-up checklist
Registration form
Business Plan
SWOT & Competitor Analysis Summary
SWOT & Competitor Analysis


Complaints Process


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