The Business Centre backs small businesses with new pathway program

The Business Centre backs small businesses with new pathway program

Local community organisation, The Business Centre has committed to helping launch 600 new businesses over the next five years.

Launching its brand-new Entrepreneurship Pathway in August this year, The Business Centre has designed this program to ensure that participants walk away with the skills, knowledge, and support to successfully launch their business.

As a part of the program, The Business Centre is joining forces with other local community organisations to help add value back to our regional economies.

The Business Centre is excited to announce its first partner is Business Hunter, the Hunter region’s peak business group.

The Business Centre’s CEO, Steve Wait said Business Hunter was the perfect partner for this program due to its aligned goals to support the region in creating sustainable economies and resilient communities.

“Our team is on a mission, to support go-getters to start their own sustainable businesses while being part of a program founded on real education and support,” Steve said.

“This program is nothing to sneeze at – it’s a carefully designed year-long journey to build knowledge, confidence and develop business ideas that solve problems for customers.”

Business Hunter is excited at the prospect of having a program in place that will provide meaningful support for establishing 600 new businesses over the next five years.

Business Hunter CEO, Bob Hawes said the Hunter region has a strong reputation for supporting entrepreneurs and start-ups.

“This program will add another dimension by virtue of the structure of the program and the equivalent value it offers to participants in the program,” Bob said.

“The ambition across the region to grow into new sectors and industries will be enhanced by having this program available. Business Hunter is a strong advocate for growing business locally and the more ideas that emerge here that can stay and grow here, the better off our region will be.

“We are keen to promote this program across the business network in the Hunter and we’re sure it will provoke responses from both existing businesses seeking to spur a new idea and newcomers who might otherwise hesitate to take the step to launch a business.”

Business Hunter believes the comprehensive framework around the program will ensure it has broad appeal and in turn, help ensure the participants continue and grow with the potential to generate local employment opportunities and supply chain benefits.

This program is a part of the Self Employment Assistance program, a program funded by The Department of Employment and Workplace Relations program.

IMAGE | CEO of The Business Centre, Steve Wait.

The Business Centre

The Business Centre meets amazing people who take courageous steps to start up, scale up and exit their business every day. By providing a foundation for advice, learning, mentoring and accelerating, the centre works with business owners from all walks of life to achieve their business dreams. This is their DNA and their purpose for operating. The Business Centre works with you to see your business succeed.

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