ETC’s Self-Employment Assistance is a program that helps eligible aspiring entrepreneurs to start their own business. It can also assist existing micro-businesses (with up to 4 employees) in maintaining a commercially viable business.

Their focus is to support and develop your vision, turning it into a viable and thriving small business. 

The program can help by providing:

  • business plan development – tailored, expert, one-on-one advice to help you develop a business plan and decide if self-employment is right for you
  • small business training – accredited qualifications in business
  • small business coaching
  • business advice sessions
  • business health checks
  • income support for up to 39 weeks (eligibility criteria applies)
  • rental assistance for up to 26 weeks (eligibility criteria applies).

Self-Employment Assistance provides 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 allows you to choose the level of support that meets your needs and the needs of your small business.

  • Cost: Free
  • Delivery type: In person services, Phone services, Online services, Home and workplace visits
  • Service area: Multiple areas in NSW, QLD. Check with the adviser.