Running a business

There are many aspects to starting and running a business covered here to support women entrepreneurs.  

Finance and money matters

The Women’s Financial Toolkit - brings together free and trusted online resources to help you or someone you know find reliable information on money and finance matters 

Indigenous Business Australia

Tendering for government business (NSW) or (Australian government) can be daunting but help is at hand. Small businesses can now access free online training and an information guide to help with tenders and bids for government contracts.

Grants funding and support program

GrantConnect - provides centralised publication of forecast and current Australian Government grant opportunities and grants awarded

Grants and funding

Loan structures for small businesses

Yilbara Solutions – economic development of Aboriginal communities, community members, and their families    

Starting and running a business

​​​​​​Guides to starting a business

Information on requirements for starting a home business - where to go for support, and a helpful guide for getting started.

Business Connect - supports NSW Businesses as they navigate the challenges in starting up, running, adapting and growing their business.  Personalised advice and practical information can be provided on a range of business topics to help achieve success.

Government services and support - to help your business. Includes guides to start a business, continuing a business, exporting, planning new businesses and much more advice and resources.              

Workforce Australia - provides information to help you with the initial stages of starting your own business. 

Service NSW for Business - provides free, personalised support to business owners as they start, run and grow their businesses, and as they adapt and recover in times of crisis.

GIG Economy - support for independent contractors in the gig economy to assist you in understanding your rights and responsibilities and what to consider when starting and operating a business.

Women in business training - fully subsidised (eligibility criteria apply) online program for women looking to establish a micro business, small business, or who are already operating a business. Topics include: Business, Communication, Finance, Marketing, and Wellbeing.

New Business Assistance - with New Enterprise Incentive Scheme (NEIS) can help you to start and develop your small business by providing training, support to develop a business plan, mentoring, allowance and Rental Assistance if eligible.

Government requirements to start/grow a business in NSW.

Business Structures- this tool can help you work out the business structure that will best suit your needs and the basic business and tax registrations you should consider applying for.

Workplace obligations- hiring, accounts, record keeping, minimum wages, pay calculators, super and more

Business toolkit for Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander women - aims to inform and inspire Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women in their aspirations to be successful business women.   

Rural and remote young women - opportunities for 18 – 35 year old women in rural and remote NSW to build better farming and fishing businesses.

Support to start/grow your business information in other languages - Mandarin, Arabic, Vietnamese, Korean or Cantonese, put 'multicultural' in the search bar in the advisor gallery        



Diversify your workplace

Employ mature age workers

Benefits of employing older workers - The Collaborative Partnership on Mature Age Employment raises awareness of the benefits of employing older workers and helps employers to manage an age-diverse workforce. Supports are available to help businesses connect with older workers.

Guide for employing people aged 45 years and over in Australia. The guide is for owners and operators of small to medium-sized businesses and staff from businesses of any size who are responsible for developing and implementing human resource policies and practices.

Employ Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples

Employ people with disability

Employ apprentices

Your business health

Business digital maturity

Cyber security - Assess your business’s cyber security

Online security - Find out how to keep your business and customers secure when online shopping.

Cashflow template - A cash flow statement tracks money flowing in and out of your business. Use it to find payment cycles or seasonal trends when you need additional cash for payments. This can help you plan ahead and make sure you always have money to cover payments.

Disaster planning for business.  Guides to preparing for and recovering from disasters and building business continuity plan:

5 step guide to preparing business for disaster

Recovering from disaster

Build a business continuity plan

Making Insurance Claims

Support for Small Business Owner’s Mental Health - small-business owners who are experiencing stress can now connect to a new, tailored mental health support service delivered by Beyond Blue. The program offers free one-on-one telehealth sessions with specially trained mental health coaches.


The Women NSW Business & Entrepreneur Network - connect with other women in business and find support and mentoring opportunities through this Facebook group

TAFE NSW Women in Business Facebook Group -the TAFE NSW Women in Business Facebook group is created to provide a platform to the women who are engaged in the Women in Business Program with TAFE NSW.  This group aims to bring together the women in business as a community and to encourage networking and discussions relevant to the topics of the Women in Business Program. This group can also connect clients to small business events taking place across NSW, these events and services are aimed at helping establish and grow businesses. 

Skills for committee/board members
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