Get a mentor

Every business and large corporation needs a business coach is some way. Large corporations pay 100's of thousands of dollars to consulting firms, franchises employ internal business coaches and independents who want to succeed get a mentor. You have seen the difference a mentor can make through watching shows such as The Mentor, Mary Queen of Shops, Shark Tank, The Franchise Show, The Small Business Revolution, and Relative Success. 

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New Business Assistance- NEIS


New Business Assistance with NEIS provides personalised support to help you become a self-employed business owner. There are 8600 places available nationally each year, delivered by a network of 21 NEIS providers.

New Business Assistance with NEIS provides:

  • accredited small business training

  • personalised mentoring and support from a NEIS provider in the first year of the new business

  • NEIS Allowance for up to 39 weeks, and NEIS Rental Assistance for up to 26 weeks (if eligible).

What is the eligibility criteria?

You can participate in New Business Assistance with NEIS if you:

  • are at least 18 years of age when starting your new business

  • are not prohibited by law from working in Australia

  • are not an overseas visitor on a working holiday or an overseas student studying in Australia

  • are available to participate in NEIS training (if relevant) and work full-time in your proposed business

  • have not participated in NEIS in the past year

  • are not an undischarged bankrupt.

How do you apply?

To find out more about applying, talk with a NEIS provider located in your area. You can find a list of NEIS providers on the Find a Provider page on the jobactive website.

Alternatively, contact your local jobactive, ParentsNext or Disability Employment Services provider to discuss if New Business Assistance is right for you.

Visit New Business Assistance with NEIS to find out more.


Mentoring For Growth - QLD

Mentoring for Growth (M4G) offers eligible businesses free access to volunteer business experts who provide insights, options and suggestions relating to challenges and opportunities you are experiencing in your business.

The M4G program assists Queensland businesses to grow and succeed in the current business environment.

The M4G program includes:

  • Mentoring for Growth

  • Mentoring for Investment

  • Mentoring for Pitch

  • Mentoring for Export

  • Mentoring for Recovery

  • Mentor Chats

When you participate in the M4G program, the Queensland Government matches its mentors' expertise and experience with the business challenge or opportunity you have identified.

Mentors are drawn from a Queensland-wide pool of more than 600 active and registered mentors. All mentors have expertise and experience in coaching and developing businesses.

Mentoring for Growth is delivered through both panel and chat formats and can be conducted via face-to-face and online meetings. The program is delivered in all major centres in Queensland, including Queensland Government small business events.

This guide explains how to register your interest in the free M4G program either as a business to be mentored, or as a volunteer business mentor.

Mentor Program NSW

The Mentor Program provides small businesses with mentoring services to help them develop their workplace health and safety standards and practices.

Small Business Mentoring Program VIC

The Small Business Mentoring Program. Whether you're new to running a business or a seasoned business owner, a mentor can help you refine your business strategy, map out the direction that your business should be taking and assist in setting goals for your business to succeed.

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Sally is a successful businesswoman, business coach, career mentor, brand innovation facilitator and advisor for small and large businesses. Her savvy business expertise comes from her 20 years experience in managing small businesses across a variety of industries including fashion, F & B, hospitality, retail, homewares, sports & fitness, education, music, marketing, travel, health & wellness, membership services,  and much more.

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