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Business Tools & Resources

Like something you heard about in the webinar series? Here’s a list of links to explore:

Salubrious Productions – Supporting artists with disability and offering Australia’s most diverse range of entertainment

Small Business Australia – Helping small businesses thrive to support vibrant local communities for all Australians

Amanda Heal – Helping business leaders and their teams build resilience and conquer uncertainty with courage

Sprint Law – Making quality legal advice affordable for small business owners and entrepreneurs

DATA Australasia – Helping people who are blind or vision impaired to get the best out of access technology

Talking Tech Radio – David Woodbridge and Stephen Jolley talk about the latest tech developments from a blindness and low vision perspective

ANZ Small Business Banking – Insights and business expertise, brought to you by the ANZ Financially Ready Hub

NV Access – Empowering lives through non-visual access to technology

SPARKIT Insights – Turning insights into opportunities that grow brands and businesses

Agility Marketing – Assisting small business owners to unleash the voice of their brand

Other Resources

Business Victoria – support for small business

Australian Taxation Office – information for small businesses

Getting Started an NDIS Provider

For anyone who may want to start a business providing blindness or disability specific services such as assistive skills training, support coordination services, peer mentoring services, etc.

Social Traders Australia

Learn about starting a business that trades to intentionally tackle social problems, improve communities, provide people access to employment and training, or help the environment.

The Australian Government Self Employment Assistance Program

The Self Employment Assistance program will provide a range of services for current and aspiring business owners, ranging from flexible individual Business Advice Sessions to a structured 12-month package of Small Business Coaching. The program’s flexibility will allow people to choose the support that best fits their needs to run a successful small business. The Self-Employment Assistance program will replace the current New Business Assistance with NEIS program in 51 Employment Regions around Australia from 1 July 2022. Support includes: Exploring Self-Employment Workshops, Business Plan Development, Accredited Small Business Training, Business Advice Sessions, Business Health Checks and Small Business Coaching. You can find more information about self employment assistance in this fact-sheet.

The Entrepreneurship Facilitator Program will deliver a range of services to support entrepreneurship and self-employment in 23 Entrepreneurship Facilitator Regions. Entrepreneurship Facilitators have strong links to the local small business ecosystem and will provide people with information and business advice through networking events, workshops and informal advice about starting out in small business

JobAccess Employment Assistance Fund

The EAF gives financial help to eligible people with disability and mental health conditions who are self-employed to buy work related modifications, equipment, Auslan services and workplace assistance and support services. Must be working at least 8 hours per week over the last 13 weeks and earning an hourly income that is at least equivalent to the National Minimum Wage to qualify.