Support for Startups & SMEs

                                                                                (business initiatives & resources for creative enterprises)



        An up-to-date list of programs and initiatives supporting new enterprises



  • Business Enterprise Australia
    A national network of Business Enterprise Centres offering business advice and support to small and micro businesses.
  • MyBizPlan
    Business plan app
  • MarketMyBiz
    Marketing plan app
  • Austrade
    Step-by-step guide to exporting.
  • – Small Business
    Australian government advice on growing and managing a small business
    Australian government support for small business
  • Australian Tax Office
    Tax essentials for start ups including super-annuation responsibilities
  • Creative Spaces
    A free resource to find or list a place to rent to develop, create or exhibit/perform creative work.



  • Business Connect Creative Plus
    Creative specialists provide tailored expert advice and support to startups and small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in the creative industries.
  • NSW Department of Industry: Assistance and Support
  • NSW Department of Industry: Small Business
  • NSW Department of Industry Trade and Investment: Export Accelerator Toolkit
  • NSW Department of Industry: Business Connect
  • Jobs for NSW: Startups
    Grants for high-potential new businesses and partnerships with incubators and accelerators.

The Creative Friendly Guide a community-sourced referral program and guide to CI ecosystem suppliers and businesses across NSW that deliver five star goods and services for creative practitioners.


Last updated July 5, 2017
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