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New Business Assistance with NEIS

Been dreaming of running your own business and being your own boss? NEIS training prepares entrepreneurs for the day-to-day realities of business ownership to support your dream and bring it to life.  

Ready to establish your business venture? Let’s make it happen!

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What is NEIS and how can it help me?

ABOUT NEIS

New Business Assistance with NEIS is a government initiative to help budding entrepreneurs, who meet the NEIS program eligibility, get their business idea off the ground.

When you apply to for New Business Assistance with NEIS through Sarina Russo Entrepreneurs, we help you with the application process, and provide access to ongoing training, support and mentoring as you establish your business.

NEIS training with Sarina Russo Entrepreneurs

HOW WE HELP

We believe that self-employment and entrepreneurship is truly empowering. Our goal is to help you achieve your true potential, while creating lasting employment for yourself and others.

As one of Australia’s largest NEIS providers, we’ve helped 9,000+ business owners get their start, and would love to help you too.

When you become a Sarina Russo Entrepreneur you’ll receive:

  • A Business Development Diary to help you clarify your business ideas and objectives before and during your NEIS journey.
  • Relevant business training delivered in over 3 weeks.
  • Help to develop your business plan and two year financial forecast.
  • Access to our expert business coaches who will share knowledge and deliver meaningful mentoring through those critical first twelve months of your business.
  • The opportunity to complete accredited small business training with up to 39 weeks NEIS allowance and 26 weeks NEIS Rental Assistance for eligible participants.*

 * See Eligibility section for more information.

See how we’ve helped other people, just like you, access the information and support they need to be their own boss.  

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If you have a business idea or just want to learn more about our business start up programs, you can request to have one of our friendly consultants call you back at a time that suits you.

New Business Assistance with NEIS

ARE YOU ELIGIBLE?

Before completing a NEIS application, you’ll need to check the eligibility conditions below to see if you, or your business, can apply for the NEIS program.

PERSONAL ELIGIBILITY

Individuals who apply for New Business Assistance with NEIS must:

  • be at least 18 years of age when they commence NEIS Assistance
  • be available to participate in NEIS Training and work the required hours in the proposed NEIS Business
  • be eligible to work in Australia
  • not be an overseas visitor on a working holiday visa or an overseas student studying in Australia
  • not be an undischarged bankrupt
  • not have participated in NEIS in the past year

BUSINESS ELIGIBILITY

The business you want to establish with New Business Assistance must:

  • not currently be operating in a commercial basis (if applying as a new business)
  • be independent, be capable of withstanding public scrutiny, and be lawful
  • be assessed as commercially viable
  • be able to obtain insurance
  • controlled, managed and physically located in Australia

If you’re applying as an , you must be a micro business seeking to refocus the business to adapt to economic pressures created by COVID-19.

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INCOME SUPPORT

You may be eligible to receive financial support via NEIS Allowance if you receive an Income Support payment from Services Australia or the Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA) before transferring to the NEIS Allowance.

The NEIS allowance is available for up to 39 weeks. You may also be eligible to receive NEIS Rental Assistance for up to 26 weeks. 

For more information about how to apply for the NEIS program or to discuss your eligibility, get in touch with our Sarina Russo Entrepreneur consultants for a chat.  

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Useful resources

10 Reasons Why a Business Plan is Important for Small Businesses

Business planning is an ongoing activity. Whether you're looking to start a business or expand your enterprise, business plans are essential tools for managing and growing your business.

Get in touch

Speak to a consultant

If you have a business idea or just want to learn more about our business start up programs, you can request to have one of our friendly consultants call you back at a time that suits you.

Let’s bring your business idea to life!

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT DIARY

Our free Business Development Diary walks you through all the essentials of starting a new business.

Use the diary to identify your:

  • business offering and point of difference
  • customers and target market
  • competitors
  • marketing opportunities
  • trading structure
  • legal obligations

Get your free Business Development Diary!

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Useful resources

10 Reasons Why a Business Plan is Important for Small Businesses

Business planning is an ongoing activity. Whether you're looking to start a business or expand your enterprise, business plans are essential tools for managing and growing your business.

Get in touch

Speak to a consultant

If you have a business idea or just want to learn more about our business start up programs, you can request to have one of our friendly consultants call you back at a time that suits you.

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