We are Entrepreneurship Facilitators. We are here to help and support older Australians work for themselves. The Australian Federal Government originally established the Entrepreneurship Facilitator Service to target people who are 45+, but anyone can access our advice service. 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.
We were appointed in January 2019 to look after the following areas:
- Brunswick Heads
- Byron Bay
- Lennox Head
- Tweed Heads
Meet the team
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.
Ellie is a practical visionary who excels at both ideas and execution, advising on personal and business branding and reputation management across a multitude of channels.
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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