Your business may need to have planning approvals in the form of development consent or building approvals. Council will determine whether you need to make any applications for approval, or to obtain special licences for such things as pollution, hazardous materials storage or waste disposal. If you are setting up a business in the Liverpool local government area, visit the page on Liverpool's Planning Controls to see if any of these applications are applicable to you.
For more information contact Chris Guthrie, City Economy on 02 8711 7603 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Western Sydney Business Centre provides a business advisory service for new and existing businesses across the South West Sydney Region.
The Community Migrant Resource Centre delivers the in-language (Arabic, Cantonese, Mandarin, Korean and Vietnamese) multicultural advisory services as part of the NSW Business Multicultural Program.
Typically an advisory session is dictated by the client's current challenges in their business and the local advisors.
Easy to do Business is a Service NSW program that gives new business entrepreneurs and start-ups the nuts and bolts information you need to start your business. A dedicated concierge will be assigned to help you apply for an ABN, registered your business name and secure the licences and permits you need to operate. Simply lodge your intentions through the website and they will call you within 24 hours or at a time that suits you!
AusIndustry now provides expert Innovation Facilitators to work with businesses free of charge that can identify knowledge gaps that prevent business growth. The outcome is a report that identifies growth opportunities and connects businesses to the expertise needed.
- Australian Government - Simple access to information and services for business
- Australian Government - Find the licences and information you need for your business
- Business Connect - NSW Department of Industry
- Digital Marketplace
Designed to transform digital and technology procurement in government, making it easier for government and business to collaborate.
- Entrepreneurs’ Programme – Innovation Connections
- Home-based Business Fact Sheet
- Ignite Small Business Start-ups
- Launch Pad - Technology Business Incubator - Western Sydney University - Launch Pad
- Mentor Program NSW
- Minimum Viable Product Grants
Grants for promising start-ups that are not yet generating revenue. Grants of up to $25,000 are available to help start-ups gather feedback from customers and test business models.
- New Enterprise Incentive Scheme
Job seekers who are interested in running a new small business may be eligible to participate in the New Enterprise Incentive Scheme (NEIS), delivered as part of jobactive.
- Accelerating Commercialisation
- International Network
NSW International Trade and Investment Branch has a global network of investment specialists ready to help you identify opportunities.
- Apprenticeships and Traineeships
- Training Services NSW
Training Services NSW can help your business improve productivity when you invest in training to improve your employees' skills.
- Wage Subsidies
- Jobs Action Plan
Provides NSW eligible businesses with a $6000 payroll tax rebate when they employ new workers in new eligible employment.
- Bin Trim Rebates – NSW Environment Protection Authority
To increase workplace recycling, rebates are offered to small and medium-sized businesses to cover the costs of small-scale on-site recycling equipment.
- Energy Saver Scheme – NSW Government initiative
Discounts and incentives for businesses to reduce energy use and save on power bills. Schemes includes; lighting for small businesses, commercial refrigerator rebates, manufacturing efficiency funding, discounted energy efficient air conditions and Energy Savings Scheme.
- Business Energy Advice Program
Free independent energy advice tailored to businesses.
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Helping your Business Grow
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