NEIS Success Stories


The following stories highlight successful businesses established with the help of New Business Assistance with NEIS.

NEIS helps Glen launch his new business

Glen Burnett

Glen launched his new business, designing and building websites for small businesses, in February 2020. Not long after the launch, COVID-19 changed everything.

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NEIS gives Scott the confidence to open multiple businesses

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Scott had always wanted to be his own boss, and with the help of his NEIS provider he started his own home gardening and maintenance services business. When COVID-19 impacted his business, Scott diversified his business offering to his ensure his business’ survival.

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Jason takes his business outdoors to stay COVID-safe 

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Jason had a long and successful career in the Australian Defence Force, and during this time he developed an interest in health and fitness. After transitioning out of the defence force, Jason decided to start his own personal training business with the help of the New Business Assistance with NEIS program.

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Growing business promotes sustainable living

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Nicholas wanted to use his education in horticulture and permaculture to contribute to his community. With the support of a local NEIS provider, Nicholas’ initial idea of selling kids micro greens sunflower seed bomb kits has since developed into an innovative business dedicated to the promotion of organic garden practices.

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New business thrives through difficult times

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Creative thinking and determination helped Amanda keep her business operating during COVID-19.

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NEIS - a natural fit for local superfood business

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It’s not every day a success story is born from a passion for small business and seaweed but that’s what Lee-Anne has achieved with help from New Business Assistance with NEIS.

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Cake Walk

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With support from New Business Assistance, Gabriela learnt the essentials of setting up her own business and received mentoring and financial support, helping her fulfil her long-held dream of running her own cake shop.

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