High-potential Australian businesses will continue to be offered a broad range of exceptional industry expertise, as the Entrepreneurs’ Programme formally commences delivering its advisory services to businesses with a new team of private sector partners.

Businesses across the country will be have access to more than 150 facilitators, with the experience, reputations and connections to discover new opportunities for your business to grow, innovate, commercialise or strengthen.

Based on self-reported customer survey data, a business that’s joined the Entrepreneurs’ Programme has on average created 4.6 new jobs and generated a $1.68 million increase in turnover 12 months after completing their initial engagement.

From Darwin to Devonport, program clients can tap into a facilitator network of highly skilled, experienced people who have walked in their shoes. The program offers free, independent advice tailored to meet the needs of your business. You can also access grant funding to help you implement your goals.

The Entrepreneurs’ Programme team

The Entrepreneurs’ Programme is excited to work together with seven outstanding private sector partners, who engage our network of facilitators to work with you to transform your business.

Returning to the program is the Australian Industry Group (Ai Group), which will assist businesses to grow in Victoria, Tasmania and Western Australia. Deloitte will continue its passion for servicing SME’s, focusing on the program’s Queensland clientele. Business Australia and Business SA will help businesses in NSW and SA respectively.

For the first time, the Northern Territory will have its own “Entrepreneurs’ Programme HQ”, with the Darwin Innovation Hub joining the program to foster greater collaboration across a range of NT and international stakeholders.

i4Connect brings its fresh insights and energy to helping innovative businesses commercialise their bright ideas, while the CSIRO, who are one of Australia’s most trusted organisations, will help businesses innovate by identify research priorities and connections with researchers, and supporting Incubators.

With the challenges of bushfire recovery and the coronavirus (COVID-19) continuing to impact many clients, AI Group, Business Australia and Business SA are putting local people on the ground, with specialist support in digital, technology and business transformation through Deloitte.

When you join the Entrepreneurs’ Programme, you become part of a community, connecting you to a like-minded network of businesses who can learn and grow with you.

Find out more information on how the program can help you transform your business.