Self-employment—New Business Assistance with NEIS

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Individuals not in employment, education or training who are interested in running their own business may be eligible for New Business Assistance with NEIS.

What is New Business Assistance with NEIS?

New Business Assistance can help by providing:

  • Accredited small business training;
  • Personalised mentoring and support from a NEIS provider in the first year of the new business to help the individual put their business idea into practice; and
  • NEIS Allowance for up to 39 weeks and NEIS Rental Assistance for up to 26 weeks (if eligible).

30 Years of Success

New Business Assistance with NEIS has been providing assistance to eligible individuals for over 30 years. The 30 Years of Success is a booklet that has been created to commemorate the 30th Anniversary of the program. The booklet contains 30 innovative NEIS business success stories and achievements.

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News

The following is a list of all the news items that are associated with Self-employment—New Business Assistance with NEIS.

Cake walk

News | 20 May 2019

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.

Awards for people launching into business

News | 16 November 2018

The 2018 NEIS Awards were recently held in Coogee, New South Wales. The awards recognise the outstanding successes of small businesses established with help from New Business Assistance with NEIS.

Program to support self-starters still strong after more than 30 years

News | 25 July 2018

In July 1985, a pilot program was launched that offered people looking for work an option to generate an income by starting their own business. It was innovative in its provision of both income support and training to help people setup and run a small business.

Encouraging Entrepreneurship and Self-Employment Initiative Qualitative Research Fieldwork

News | 4 April 2018

The Encouraging Entrepreneurship and Self-Employment Initiative qualitative research fieldwork will take place in April 2018. The project gathers the views and experiences of participants who have been part of the initiative through the New Enterprise Incentives Scheme or the Exploring Being My...

Launch of Encouraging Entrepreneurship and Self-Employment Initiative

News | 4 December 2016

The Encouraging Entrepreneurship and Self-Employment Initiative will assist young people to create their own job by starting a small business.