If you’ve got a great idea for a business, Singleton Council has the program to help you make it a reality.
In partnership with the Business Centre, the Business Hub and the Futurepreneurs, Council has launched the Business Start-Up Assistance Program to support potential entrepreneurs take their idea from conception to a successful operating business.
The initiative is open to residents of the Singleton local government area, providing one-on-one support to guide people through the start-up process using professional business advisor resources offered through the Futurepreneurs Program, the Business Centre located in Singleton or the Hunter Valley Hub (https://www.huntervalleyhub.com.au) located in Kurri Kurri.
Funding is also available to help future business owners continue to develop their idea.
Natalie Zagninski, Council’s Manager Strategy and Engagement, said starting a business could be daunting but the Business Start-Up Assistance Program was designed to make the process as easy as possible, as well as provide encouragement and practical assistance.
“There are plenty of people who have a great idea for a viable business but often don’t know where to start, or the prospect is so daunting they are discouraged before they even get underway,” she said.
“This program is a great way for us all to work together to help budding entrepreneurs get their dream off the ground, and in doing so, grow small business in Singleton.
“Singleton is a fantastic place to foster and develop innovation, grow new ideas and set the course for your own success. Now it’s even easier with a Council gateway to the free resources here in our area to help people make their business ideas happen.”
Ms Zagninski said Singleton residents could book a time to talk to Council’s Economic Planner about the program, or pick up a Business Start-Up Assistance Pack from Council’s Customer Service Centre.
The Start-up pack contains:
“The program is designed around the free resources available through the Business Centre, the Business Hub and the Futurepreneurs to support people in the first steps of establishing a new business,” she said.
“Our future business owners can also apply for $300 in funding from Singleton Council for ongoing one-on-one assistance with the Singleton Business Centre.
“Anyone with a business idea really has nothing to lose by coming in to talk to us about their vision, and everything to gain with a network of assistance available to them to make it happen.”
For more information or to book a time with Council’s Economic Planner, contact 02 6578 7290.