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Entrepreneurship Facilitator Service (EFS)

In 2016/17, the federal government started a new initiative called the Entrepreneurship Facilitator Service to help those that were thinking of starting their own business. Three centres were established in January 2017 as a trial scheme, and their success has meant that 20 more have now been rolled out across the country.

Entrepreneurship Facilitators provide practical assistance to support and encourage individuals to start and run their own business.

The role of the Facilitators is to:

  • provide free mentoring and business support to people looking to start or grow their own business
  • engage with relevant community organisations to increase community awareness of the opportunities available through self-employment
  • refer Clients to the most appropriate assistance available to them in the area, such as the New Business Assistance with the New Enterprise Incentive Scheme (NEIS).

No cost to you!

As the service is fully-funded by Australian Government, there is no cost to you for accessing the expert advice and training.

We may refer you over to specialist providers, such as those who work under the ASBAS programme, and these may incur a cost.

Who is eligible for assistance?

Anyone considering entrepreneurship or self employment, or in the early stages of running a business, is welcome to come to us for advice and support. We may then refer you on to other services for ongoing support, such as to the NEIS programme.


Is there a cap on how many times I can come to you for help?

Nope (within reason). We love to see businesses to succeed, so come to as many courses and chats as you need to.


How can I sign up

Let’s get the ball rolling today by getting in touch!

For an individual one-to-one advisory / coaching service with a business expert, click here to find your nearest provider.