Starting a small business

There is a range of government financial assistance packages and mentoring services to help you start your own small business:

New Business Assistance

If you are unemployed, not studying or training, and interested in running your own business, the Australian Government offers New Business Assistance with NEIS.

NEIS is the New Enterprise Incentive Scheme. It provides eligible people with:

  • accredited small business training
  • mentoring and support programs
  • financial support options including an allowance and rental assistance