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Our Partners

The Australian Government Department of Education, Skills and Employment is responsible for national policies and programs that help Australians find and keep employment and work in safe, fair and productive workplaces. The Department is responsible for funding Entrepreneurship Facilitator Services.


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Vision: Supporting women to build successful businesses for themselves so that, in community, we can create a new and sustainable economy. Programs: Sourdough Business Women’s programs are delivered in partnership with SBP & other community resources across multiple platforms to provide support, guidance and empowerment to women in the development of their businesses. Sourdough Women’s Business Hubs are held on the first Wednesday of every month. Check the events page for times and venues.

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Nortec Small Business Solutions for Training – NEIS program/s, Advisory, Mentoring and Workshops

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www.business.gov.au is an online government resource for the Australian business community. business.gov.au offers you simple and convenient access to all of the government information, assistance, forms and services you need. It’s a whole-of-government service providing essential information on planning, starting and growing your business.

business.gov.au provides a range of free tools and resources useful to businesses. Our website focuses on all areas of planning, starting, running and exiting your business, and sends you to government websites to help you find the business answers you’re looking for.

AusIndustry, a division of the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science, is putting the needs of Australian businesses first by simplifying and streamlining access to information and advice. Through one website, one contact centre and our National Outreach Network, businesses can now get information and help to:

  • get a business up and running
  • develop and commercialise ideas and products
  • improve, innovate and grow a business
  • reach new markets.


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Ballina Shire Council is proud to be ‘small business friendly’ as part of the state-wide initiative, The Small Business Friendly Councils Program.

Councils who sign up to the Program commit to a Charter which sets out a number of benchmarks that council agrees to meet an foster and support small businesses in their area.

The Small Business Friendly Councils Program was launched on 17 September 2014, you can read the Media Release here.

You can read about the Program at smallbusiness.nsw.gov.au/home


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Sourdough Business Pathways is a not for profit joint initiative of the Sourdough Group and the Byron Region Community College. Our purpose is to provide a strong future for the next generation in the Northern Rivers region by building strong businesses that generate prosperity and jobs. We achieve this by helping existing businesses to be more sustainable, overcome challenges and grow. We also inspire and support entrepreneurs with innovative ideas to create new businesses and generate job growth.


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We endorse MAUS MasterPlan lean which is challenging the status quo of contemporary business planning. This latest cloud-based version uses a simple question and answer format to lead you through the entire planning process, producing stunning business plans, financials and accountability “to do” lists.


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Want to Start Your Own Business – New Business Assistance with NEIS


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We are not-for-profit, community-based organisation funded through the Australian Government’s Regional Development Australia Initiative. We have an active role in our community with a clear focus on growing strong and confident regional economies that harness our competitive advantage, seize on economic opportunities and attract investment.


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The Northern Rivers NSW Business Chamber is committed to assisting our members and local Chamber of Commerce Alliance members in the region to navigate their way through a variety of workplace issues and challenges.


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If you are a business owner or thinking of starting a business in Byron Shire, then check out support services, groups and local research and reports.


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If you are considering a move to the Tweed, opening a new enterprise or expanding an existing business in our shire, please talk to us. The Tweed is a great place to invest in your future

visit business.thetweed.com.au