Up to $20,000 is available to engage a consultant to develop a business plan for your organisation.
Enterprise Connect, an Australian Government initiative in the Department of Innovation, Industry, Science and Research. Their aim is to connect your business to the knowledge, tools and expertise necessary to improve productivity, increase competitiveness and fully capitalise on the growth potential of your business.
Enterprise Connect focus on 6 core industries:
|Business review||A skilled business adviser will work one-on-one with your firm for up to 40 hours to identify areas of opportunity (strategy, marketing, manufacturing processes, HR etc)||No cost|
|Researchers in Business||Placement of researcher from university or public research agency into your firm to develop a new idea with commercial potential||Up to $50,000 government grant provided for salary costs|
|Technology Partnerships||Register or access leading edge equipment||Up to $5,000 government grant provided to list and make available equipment for use|
|Workshops, Industry Intelligence and Networking||Seminars, workshops, best practice factory visits to provide your firm with knowledge of particular aspects of good practice||No cost|
Services available after completing a business review
|Tailored Advisory Service||Firm chooses specialist consultants to implement recommended improvement activities||Up to $20,000 matched government grant provided|
|Technology and Knowledge Connect||Service designed to connect your firm with sources of technology and technical knowledge; testing and prototyping||No cost|
|Enterprise Learning and Mentoring||Builds on recommendations of the business review through informal group learning sessions and one-on-one mentoring||No cost|
Who can access these services?
Enterprise Connect will allocate eligible applicants with a Business Adviser who will contact you to agree on a commencement date. You may request a specific business adviser and requests will be met where practicable.
The Business Review is a comprehensive analysis of your business, carried out on-site, by your Business Adviser. A Business Review will generally take three to four working days to complete, which may be spread over several months. Your adviser will work with you with regard to a suitable timeline.
Business Advisers work with people throughout various operational levels of the business to develop a thorough view of, for example:
The Business Review is a collaborative process, with the Business Adviser and key people in the business working together to identify changes that could be made to increase the businesses productivity and competitiveness.
Each business receives a Business Review Report outlining these findings and recommended actions.
The Business Review will cost your business nothing, apart from your time.
Once you have had an Enterprise Connect Business Review you can apply for our Tailored Advisory Service (TAS) government grant.
The TAS government grant gives you the chance to engage a consultant/s to make the improvements that your Enterprise Connect Business Adviser recommended in your Business Review. They will reimburse your business half the cost, up to a maximum of $20,000 (excluding GST), of engaging the consultant/s.
The types of improvements eligible for funding may include, but are not limited to;
We have a strong track record with assisting clients with strategic and business planning. If you think this government grant may assist your business, please contact us to discuss how we can help you further.