The benefits of reaching out to industry associations and advisory services are many:
Many of the government services provided to small business are free, or if you are part of an association or business group, the fee is covered by at least a portion of the membership fee.
Serving as a neutral party in mediation and dispute resolution between small businesses, small business and a larger business or between a small business and government. They also provide business advice and small business advocacy within government.
Get personalised advice and training to help start or grow your small business, provided and party subsidised by NSW Government.
Assist small business and family enterprise to enable you to grow and thrive, through advocacy, information, advice and dispute resolution services.
Phone: 1300 650 460
This program provides opportunities for NSW based small businesses to receive mentoring from larger businesses on ways to improve mental and physical health in the workplace.
Assistance in finding free financial counselling as well as other resources.
Professional counselling services and resources.
Online tools and services specifically created for small business owners, to make it easier for you to get your tax and super right, as well as options for payment plans, record keeping and lodgement.
Free, fast and binding dispute resolution for small businesses and consumers. This is a new external dispute resolution (EDR) scheme that replaces the three existing EDR schemes of the Financial Ombudsman Service, the Credit and Investments Ombudsman and Superannuation Complaints Tribunal as at 1 November 2018.
There are several Australian Government payments that support businesses and employers in particular sectors to deliver services.
Find grants and assistance that may be available from the State Government to help you run your business in NSW.
A resource and helpful guide for small business owners on how to put in place good online security practices, from the Australian Cyber Security Centre.
NSW Minister for Skills and Small Business, NSW Government