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Business Connect

Business Connect

Experienced and qualified
local business advisors

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Business Connect is a dedicated and personalised NSW Government program that provides trusted advice to help you start, run, adapt or grow your small business.

You only pay $0

Program value $150 per hour

Fully funded business advice, through the NSW Government's Business Connect program. The Business Centre provides confidential, independent business advice and skills training for small businesses across NSW as part of the NSW Government's Business Connect program.

In person or online

Across NSW

How It Works

Business Connect support is fully funded by the NSW Government for eligible small businesses and individuals thinking of starting a new business in NSW. The first step to accessing the Business Connect program, is to call our team. Our triage advisor will assess your needs and match you to a Business Advisor. After completing the registration form, customers receiving support will typically access up to 8 hours of support per financial year, including business advice sessions and events. For some events, you may be asked to pay a deposit by the service provider delivering that event to confirm your booking. We are genuinely here to help.

How It Works
Fully Funded Business Support

Business Connect is a dedicated and personalised NSW Government program that provides trusted advice to help you start, run, adapt or grow your small business. Register with Business Connect and unlock 8 hours of support at no cost to you.

  • Do you have an idea for a business?

    Our team of advisors can walk you through the key aspects of developing a new business idea. From Target Customer to Financial Viability to Product to Market Fit, we are here to support.

  • Get Started

    Want to start your business off on the right foot? Our team will do a quick health check on your business compliance before delving into the fun stuff! Our team can support you to explore and define your Value Proposition, Marketing Plan and Business Model. Start a sustainable business today.

  • Scale Up 

    Our team of advisors can discuss your goals and create a strategy and implementation plan to ensure you get there! Our scale up methodology ensures your business growth is sustainable.

  • Workshops

    We offer a range of workshops to support your business education! Visit our events and courses page for more information.

  • Webcasts

    Our team have filmed all live webcasts and invite you to have a look around our online library. 

    If you want to Register for Business Connect  visit the link. If you want to chat about your options and to see if we are a good fit first, give us a call on 02 4925 7700.

 

Business Connect Advisors

Every Business Connect advisor is accredited, with experience running their own business and formal qualifications in a business-related discipline. Our unbiased advisors also have management, consulting or prior advisory experience. Business advisors also have a broad range of skills covering essential business topics including business planning, marketing and how to grow your digital presence.

Steve Wait
Steve Wait Chief Executive Officer

Mentor and leader, sportsman and Scotsman

Brooke Philips
Brooke Philips Education and Experience Manager

Passionate people person, leader and design thinker

Paulina Mangano
Paulina Mangano Senior Business Advisor & Trainer

Supporter, encourager and mentor

Michael Hilsden
Michael Hilsden Senior Business Advisor & Mentor

International experience but passion for the Mid Coast

Peter Hollingsworth
Peter Hollingsworth Business Advisor, Trainer & Mentor

Business trainer and coach extraordinaire

Lisa Harpley
Lisa Harpley Business Advisor, Trainer & Mentor

Marketing and networking guru Hunter Valley favourite

Martin Mckenzie
Martin Mckenzie Business Advisor, Trainer & Mentor

Black belt in grants, tenders and incentives

Reda Haddadeh
Reda Haddadeh Business Advisor, Trainer & Mentor

An international strategist with a big heart for community

Kate Mole
Kate Mole Business Advisor, Trainer & Mentor

NDIS expert

Trish Hodgson
Trish Hodgson Business Advisor, Trainer & Mentor

Passionate creative and businesswoman

Wayne Diemar
Wayne Diemar Business Advisor, Trainer & Mentor

SME advocate with multi industry experience

Ben Price
Ben Price Business Advisor, Trainer & Mentor

The Jimi Hendrix of business advising and training

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At the Business Centre we work with you to prepare a roadmap for your business.

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You've come to the right place, we're here to work with you to make sure you succeed

Book a meeting   Call (02) 4925 7700
Our advisor locations:

Central Coast, Hunter and Mid Coast or we can come to where you are.

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