There are many free or subsidised business support services available to current and aspiring business owners in NSW. Regardless of geography, business size or your target market, you have access to a range of support mechanisms and services that can boost your business to give you a competitive edge. From traditional networking opportunities, skills building workshops and mentoring, through to intensive business bootcamp programs, grant funding, and landing pads, there is something to help your business grow.
AusIndustry, your first stop for information and advice for business in NSW
So where to first? AusIndustry, a division of the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science, champions SMEs through the provision of links to customised and relevant business support.
Combining local knowledge, business experience and extensive networks, AustIndustry Regional Managers should be your initial stop on the hunt for information and advice for business in NSW.
An online Government resource providing essential information on planning, starting and growing your business
Building Partnerships grants
Enables an SME with a growth plan to: expand or pivot an innovative product or solution, acquire a major customer, deliver at scale, or build access to a new market.
Practical support for businesses including: including access to grants, programs and tailored advice
Export Finance Insurance Corporation (Efic)
Assistance from the Federal Government in providing export finance when your bank is unable to help
Giving SME's the resources, knowledge, networks and infrastructure to transform ideas into enterprise
Minimum Viable Product Grants
Designed to support promising startups with the funds needed to progress from a proof of concept stage to a minimum viable product
R&D Tax Incentive
A broad based, market driven incentive available to all industry sectors rewarding innovation
Small Business Grant
Designed to encourage small businesses, not liable for payroll tax, to employ new full-time, part-time and casual workers
Funds matching for technology SMEs to collaborate with research organisations to overcome a technical challenge or test a new technology
Business Energy Toolkit
A range of resources and links to assist businesses lower their energy use and save money on their bills
Access to wage subsidies when employing eligible job seakers through an employment services provider