Your innovation journey

Innovation, like being in business, is a journey. Along the way, you’ll find assistance programs to access at different stages of your business lifecycle.

Resources to help you innovate

Australian Business and Licence Information Service (ABLIS) - helps you find the relevant government licences, permits and registrations to run your business legally in Australia.

Small Business Solutions - Workshop and mentoring program ($400 each) for small businesses that include a workshop and confidential coaching from qualified mentors. Programs include ‘Turn your Business Ideas into Reality’ and ‘Build a Better Business’.

New Enterprise Incentive Scheme (NEIS) - Training, business mentoring and assistance to help people not in education, employment or training become self-employed business owners.

SelfStart - contains information and resources for the stages of starting a business, from planning, finding local support, through to perfecting your pitch.

jobactive - jobactive employment providers can help you find the right staff who are screened and job-ready, at no cost to your business.

Becoming an exporter

Efic - As Australia’s export credit agency, Efic operates on a commercial basis and partners with banks to provide financial answers for Australian companies that are:

  • exporting
  • in an export supply chain
  • looking to expand their business overseas to better service their clients
  • operating in emerging and frontier markets.

Marketing or selling your services to government

Understand selling to government – learn about the rules, processes, opportunities and relationships you need to market or sell your services to government.

Becoming an inventor or entrepreneur

National Innovation & Science Agenda - A number of measures to embrace new ideas in innovation and science. Initiatives include:

  • tax breaks to encourage risk and innovation
  • funding incentives
  • ensuring we have the skills needed for high wage, high productivity jobs
  • making it easier for start-ups and innovative small businesses to work with government.

Case studies: meet the innovators

Your business should innovate for the good things it can do. Even small changes in products and services can make a big difference.

Here are some of the stories where a little bit of innovation goes a long way:

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