Self-Employment Assistance - Get Help To Apply | Sarina Russo

Small Business Training

Been dreaming of running your own business and being your own boss? Self-Employment Assistance 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 Self-Employment Assistance and how can it help me?

Self-Employment Assistance is a government initiative that helps budding entrepreneurs, who meet the program eligibility, get their business idea off the ground.

When you apply 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.

We provide a range of Small Business Assistance services designed to help you start your entrepreneurial journey and will work with you to select the services that are most suited to your needs.

Small Business Training with Sarina Russo Entrepreneurs

HOW WE HELP

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

As one of the largest Workforce Australia providers, we’ve helped 16,000+ business owners get with their start up or develop their existing business and would love to help you too.

When you enrol in small business training you will receive:

  • A Business Development Diary to help you clarify your business ideas and objectives before and during your journey.
  • Relevant business training delivered over 4 weeks.
  • Help to develop your business plan and two-year financial forecast.
  • Access to our expert business coaches
  • Access to our Masterclass sessions to further develop your business skills
  • The option to enrol in one or more of the following nationally recognised Skillsets and Qualifications with Sarina Russo Institute (SRI) at no cost
    • Micro Business (Skillset)
    • New Business Ventures (Skillset)
    • Small Business Management (Skillset)
    • Certificate IV in Entrepreneurship and New Business (Qualification)

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.

Self-Employment Assistance

ARE YOU ELIGIBLE?

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

PERSONAL ELIGIBILITY

Individuals who apply for Self-Employment Assistance must:

  • be available to participate in training and work the required hours in the proposed 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 Self-Employment Assistance in the past year
  • be 18 years+ at the time of signing a Small Business Coaching Agreement

BUSINESS ELIGIBILITY

The business you want to establish with Self-Employment Assistance must:

  • not currently be operating on 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 existing business, you must to demonstrate that you require assistance to remain viable.

Self-Employment Assistance Payments

INCOME SUPPORT

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

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

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

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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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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