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Growth Services


Growth Services provides access to an independent business adviser for up to 2 years. They’ll work with you to develop a growth plan to help you realise an Australian and/or overseas growth opportunity. They’ll then mentor you as you action your plan.
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You can apply at any time.

 

What do you get?

A customised growth plan and access to a business adviser who will assist with your growth opportunity for up to 2 years. You'll also have the opportunity to then apply for funding to action the adviser's recommendations.

Who is this for?

A business operating in a specified growth sector.

Overview


Growth Services is a part of Business Management, which in turn is an element of the Entrepreneurs’ Programme.

Business Management provides access to a national network of experienced business advisers and facilitators. They will work with you to improve your business practices, become more competitive, and take advantage of growth opportunities.

With Growth Services you’ll get access to a specialist business adviser who will:

  • provide you access to relevant advice, networks, funding and knowledge
  • provide support, advice and mentoring
  • help you build the necessary capabilities, culture, strategies and connections for growth
  • develop a growth plan to reach your Australian and/or overseas growth opportunity
  • maintain your growth momentum through regular follow-up meetings

Once you’ve received your Growth Services plan, you may be eligible for a Business Growth Grant. This grant will help you fund the recommendations in your action plan. 

Eligibility


What are the eligibility criteria?

You must:

  • have an Australian business number (ABN)
  • be registered for goods and services tax (GST)
  • have filed business activity statements showing ongoing trading in Australia, for at least 3 consecutive years
  • have the intent and opportunity to engage in or increase trade in Australian or overseas markets

Your business must also be one of the following:

  • an incorporated company
  • an incorporated trustee applying on behalf of a trust

Your annual turnover or operating expenditure, in the current or one of the two past financial years, must be either:

  • between $1.5 million and $100 million
  • between $750,000 and $100 million if you’re located in remote Australia or northern Australia

You must also meet one of the following:

  • be already operating in one or more specified growth sectors
  • have intent and ability to operate in a specified growth sector
  • provide enabling technologies or services to a specified growth sector

Growth Services supports high growth or high growth potential businesses who have a growth opportunity. Your growth opportunity must lead to transformational growth. It will usually be associated with new or innovated:

  • products
  • services
  • markets
  • market delivery
  • business model
  • technology

We don’t consider business as usual or incremental growth as an opportunity for this service.

If you think this service is not right for you, a Business Evaluation may be a better alternative. This broad focus service is an excellent way to gain a clearer picture of your business. It will give you a strategy to make you more productive and more competitive.

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Applying


How do you apply?

Once you are ready, you can submit your application using our online portal.

The portal allows you to apply for and manage a grant or service in a secure, online environment. You’ll need to sign in or set up an account.

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  • Need help?

  • Contact us for help with your application or to find out more.

  • Monday – Friday, 8am – 8pm across Australia

Customer stories


We’re proud of the funding we’ve provided to support Australian businesses. Learn about some of our previous customers and how Growth Services has helped them. 

Entrepreneurs’ Programme


Growth Services is part of the Entrepreneurs’ Programme. It aims to help businesses to:

  • improve their growth capabilities and networks
  • engage with researchers
  • foster innovation
  • encourage commercialisation of novel products, processes or services

Key documents


Business Management – Grant opportunity guidelines