We are Entrepreneurship Facilitators and we are here to help and support older Australians work for themselves. The Australian Government’s 2018–19 Budget includes the “More Choices for a Longer Life” package, which invests in a range of jobs and skills measures, including help for older Australians to explore entrepreneurship and self-employment.
The $189.7 million package includes $17.7 million for an expansion of the Entrepreneurship Facilitators program to 20 additional locations to promote self-employment among older Australians.
We were appointed in January 2019 to look after the following areas:
- Brunswick Heads
- Byron Bay
- Lennox Head
- Tweed Heads
What do we do?
The Entrepreneurship Facilitators – Richmond – Tweed Heads’ purpose is to:
- Promote entrepreneurship and self-employment, by encouraging entrepreneurship among mature age Australians including those at risk of unemployment due to structural changes in the economy. The Entrepreneurship Facilitators will also proactively engage with local Stakeholders to develop the local entrepreneurial ecosystem. An entrepreneurial ecosystem is the interaction between Stakeholders, support services, economic and business conditions, and people seeking support to start and run their own business within our area.
- Provide tailored mentoring and assistance to our Clients, who are interested in starting or running their own business. Facilitators may deliver this support by organising and/or delivering information and advice at small events (such as workshops and networking events) and providing mentoring and advice, either directly or by engaging a mentoring network.
- Link and refer our Clients to appropriate services, that will help them start and run their business.
- Collaborate with other Stakeholders, to deliver our services and develop the local entrepreneurial ecosystem.
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Phil has been ‘living the dream’ for the past 18 years on the far north coast of NSW and is the areas foremost expert on creating outstanding results in business, having worked with thousands of clients both individually and in teams to bring out the very best in their ability to achieve results.
Phil works with business leaders and emerging entrepreneurs on how to maximise their time, to get clear on what is important and developing a vision for their future, leading to brilliant results in their business and their life. In the past, Phil has worked with small, medium and large organisations as a business change agent, coach and consultant, to create and develop strategies and action plans that not only improve performance, but also add to the bottom line.
As an entrepreneur, former small business owner and corporate executive, you’ll discover how he takes complex business concepts and turns them into easily understood strategies that can be readily applied in your business today.
Officially Ellie is an innovative, award-winning Strategic Communications Advisor and Business Coach with extensive experience across a range of business sectors including energy, not for profit, technology and start-ups. With a full knowledge of all marketing communications, she has the ability to create inspiring communication campaigns, or encourage a positive coaching outcome for a challenged, or “stalled” business leader. She loves seeing people succeed and meet their full potential.
But really? She loves entrepreneurs and really enjoys making businesses succeed. She adds a sense of energy to all businesses she meets and delights in working with new and different business sectors.
Ellie likes to think of herself as a practical visionary who excels at both ideas and execution, advising on personal and business branding and reputation management across a multitude of channels. She will gently tease out the right answers from you for your business and is committed to the power of communication. Ellie is Inspired by people and organisations, working alongside them in a coaching capacity to ignite positive change. With extensive business acumen, attention to detail, creativity and active listening competencies she really can help you focus on what matters to you or your business.