BUSINESS SUPPORT LINKS
A partnership between Wollongong City Council, the University of Wollongong and the NSW Government, Advantage Wollongong is actively driving Wollongong’s transformation through a long-term strategic approach to attracting new business investment to the city.
Contact a member of the Advantage Wollongong Team to discuss the opportunities and advantages of bringing your business to Wollongong.
- Smart and Skilled Program Information for employers - https://smartandskilled.nsw.gov.au/for-employers
AUSTRALIAN INDUSTRY GROUP (AI GROUP)
The Ai Group is a peak industry association in Australia which along with its affiliates represents the interests of more than 60,000 businesses in an expanding range of sectors.
Large amount of information and information for small business.
Taxation assistance and information.
Austrade helps Australian businesses, education institutions, tourism operators, governments and citizens as they develop international markets; win productive foreign direct investment; promote international education; strengthen Australia’s tourism industry.
- Assistance available - http://www.austrade.gov.au/Assistance
- TradeStart - http://www.austrade.gov.au/About-TradeStart/default.aspx
The Australian Government's principal business resource - simple and convenient access to all government information, forms and services. Provides essential information on planning, starting and growing your business. Subscribe to their newsletter.
- Entrepreneurs Infrastructure Program - http://www.business.gov.au/advice-and-support/EIP/Pages/default.aspx
- R&D Tax Incentive - http://www.business.gov.au/grants-and-assistance/innovation-rd/RD-TaxIncentive/Pages/default.aspx
- Grant Finder - http://www.business.gov.au/grants-and-assistance/grant-finder/Pages/default.aspx
Economic Gardening aims to identify those business-people with a strong desire and aptitude to grow their businesses. It provides these budding entrepreneurs with a package of professional business assistance that would normally be too costly for most small businesses.
Gateway to information and advice about Australia's workplace rights and roles including awards and national employment standards.
iAccelerate is a University of Wollongong initiative that is tailored to help build and grow your business. The iAccelerate program is designed around a robust educational program, formalised business acceleration monitoring and one-to-one mentoring.
ITEC has a host of business services available to help and grow your business. Specialising in micro, small and medium business enterprises. Their business mentors are available to offer training, mentoring and in many cases, free or low cost support for businesses.
NSW Government’s lead economic development agency, responsible for driving sustainable economic growth across the state. Subscribe to their newsletter.
- Small Business Toolkit - http://toolkit.smallbiz.nsw.gov.au/
- Payroll Tax Rebate Scheme - http://www.trade.nsw.gov.au/business-and-industry-in-nsw/assistance-and-support/payroll-tax-rebate-scheme
- Innovate NSW grants - http://www.trade.nsw.gov.au/business-and-industry-in-nsw/assistance-and-support/innovate-nsw
- Regional Industries Investment Fund - http://www.trade.nsw.gov.au/business-and-industry-in-nsw/assistance-and-support/regional-industries-investment-fund
Providing information and assistance for consumer issues, motor vehicles, home building and renovation, credit, property and tenancy issues, plus co-operatives.
Youth Opportunities is a program that gives young people the opportunity to lead and participate in development projects within their local community.
State Training Services, in the Department of Education and Communities, is responsible for Smart and Skilled and leads policy, planning, funding, regulation and advice on VET and employment in NSW.
Agency working with employees, employers and their representatives to facilitate equitable, innovative and productive workplace relations.
RDA Illawarra is the peak regional development consultative organisation for the Illawarra region (Wollongong, Shellharbour and Kiama local government areas). Sign up for our newsletter.
- Illawarra Business Support and Entrepreneurial Services Matrix - http://www.rdaillawarra.com.au/assets/Uploads/Resources/Business-Support-Entrepreneurial-Services-Matrix.pdf
Information for employers and businesses on their roles and responsibilities under the work health and safety laws.