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The Central NSW BEC is a one-stop-shop for business intenders and existing businesses to gain and access business advice, support & training. When you see any building being built you can see the foundations being layed which will vary depending on the size, location and scope of the business. By adopting this philosophy and ensure we lay solid foundations for our business by developing systems, tools and developing a business plan we can ensure that your business has a solid base for your to grow your enterprise. The BEC can assist you lay these fvoundations so cann us to see how we can help you on 63620448 or .
The BEC provides information and advice on:
- Business Start-up
- Growth Strategies for Existing Business
- Business Plan Development
- Marketing & Social Media
- Industry Compliance
- Business Structures
- Financial Management
- Employing staff including referrals to traniship / apprenticeship providers
- Importing and Exporting
- Government Regulations
- Franchising and much more
Skills Development Training
The Business Enterprise Centre offers a range of business training programs and skills development programs designed to bring out the best in you and your team to give you the best chance of business success.These include:
- Accredited Business Training: Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety, Certificate IV in Frontlime Management, Certificate III in Micro Business Operations or Certificate IV in Small Business Management
- Short courses or cluster units custom designed for businesses: Wolrkplace Health & Safety, Customer Service, Marketing, E-Business Strategies, Selling Skills, Financial Management just to name a few.
- The NEIS (New Enterprise Incentive Scheme) program. This is an Australian Government initiative that helps eligible unemployed people start and run their new, viable small business.
- Training Room Hire: - The BEC has a fully equiped training room availalbe for business functions. This room can be hired for morning, half day, full Day or evening functions including weekends. It has disabled access with kitchen and restroom facilities. Please contact the BEC on 63620448 or for more information
The Business Enterprise Centres hold regular events for interested local businesses with guest speakers to discuss current business issues.
Most BEC aare free for BEC Members with a small registratgion fee for non-members. BEC network meetings play an important role in providing businesses with information about their community, broader business topics and the opportunity to develop mutually beneficial relationships with other business operators.
New members are always welcome BEC membership is only $110 per annum. Contact vthe BEC on 63620448 or email for a membership form.
Business Advisory Service
The BEC's confidential business advisory service is available to any existing micro or small business or business intender. This advisory service will be provided under either the NSW Governments Business Connect program or the Australian Governments ASBAS program.
These services are available at your local BEC office or outreach office alternatively; arrangements can be made to visit your business premises (PLEASE NOTE the BEC does not make house calls). Our Business Advisor will initially meet with you for up to one hour to discuss the relevant issues or ideas. Depending on the outcome of this, a proposed strategy or plan of action will be suggested for the person to consider. This may include referrals to other sources of information, specific training programs or local professionals or business specialists.
Under Business Connect the first 4 hours are 100% subsidised under Government contract with subsequent visits partly subsidised attracting a $25.00 fee up to a total of 34 hours.
For more information on Business Connect http://www.industry.nsw.gov.au/business-and-industry-in-nsw/businessconnect/faqs
An important part of business advice is helping identify specific client needs and providing referrals to other professionals or resources where necessary.
A referral could be to a local community resource when, for example, a person requires taxation or financial management advice. For legal issues, local solicitors may be referred to or, in more complex and specific cases, the NSW Office of the Small Business Commissioner.
Referrals may also be made to relevant publications or websites that may be of assistance, or other industry professionals within the Central NSW region. The Links page on this website provides a very comprehensive listing of organisations that assist prospective or existing small businesses.
Finally, the Economic Development Unit at your local council can also be an excellent source of information. The BEC works closly with the Economic Development Officers of each Council throughout the Central NSW region and can make a referral for you and even come with you for your visit if required.
BEC Mentoring Programs
Business mentoring is where a small business operator is matched up with an experienced and trusted advisor with a view of growing the enterprise and provding support and a sounding board for the enterprise.
BEC Business Buddies - The BEC offers a Business Mentor Service for existing businesses called "BEC Business Buddies" This program can be engaged on a quarterly, 1/2/ yearly or annual basis. It provides an inital diagnostic of your current enterprise and then a series of strategic planning sessions on areas that you would like to address based on the outcome of the diagnostic. Your BEC Business Buddy will then work with you to provide mentor support as you impliment these plans over the required timeframe.
NEIS Mentoring - NEIS stands for the New Enterprise Incentive Scheme and is the Australian Governments longest serving and most successful unemployment program. Started under the Hawke Government NEIS provides business training, skills development and mentor support to unemployed Australians who have not been able to find a job and see self employment as their best option.
BEC offer a wide range of services to businesses across Central NSW.
National BEC Network
Did you know that there are over 90 Business Enterprise Centres in key locations across Australia? Our organisation is a proud member of the National BEC Network – BEC Australia.
BEC Australia consists of members and associate members located around Australia. Business Enterprise Centres (BEC’s) are community-based, not-for-profit, non-political business assistance organisations that are owned and supported by locally managed incorporations. They were established to foster the creation, retention and development of viable business enterprises and to help foster economic development.
BECs through their successful program partnerships with various tiers of government (federal, state and local), private enterprise and local communities across Australia provide practical, confidential facilitation services.
BEC Business Advisors have both formal and practical qualifications in counselling and accreditation to relevant professional bodies. Through BEC Australia, each BEC has access to the talents and resources of all BECs in the BEC Australia network plus strategic partner resources to provide quality business assistance. These vital partnerships afford BEC clients access to a wealth of professional services and programs in addition to government programs. BECs are well equipped to support the needs of small and micro businesses throughout their development –from commencement, operation and growth, through to succession planning and business sale.
The strength of the BEC network is that it provides independent confidential competent business advice and other practical assistance to foster viable local businesses, in order to boost sustainable economic development through the business sector. An initial consultation is, in most cases, provided for free, however there may be nominal charges for workbooks, software and further services. BECs offer a range of fee-for-service assistance.
Business Enterprise Centres offer low cost assistance and support to new and existing businesses through the following services:
- Low cost practical business assistance;
- Referral to specialist advisers (accountants, lawyers etc)
- Assistance through the maze of government departments and regulations;
- Business skills training;
- Business information; and
- Problem solving.
The Central NSW BEC has officers in Orange, Bathurst and Mudgee and from these 3 offices provdes an outreach services to the communities of: Blayney, Bland, Cabonne, Cowra, Lithgow, Oberon and Weddin Local Government Areas.
Benefits for You
If you want to start a business with a solid foundation, or improve an existing business, your local BEC can assist you to plan your future growth and development.
Assistance Available - What can you expect?
Central NSW BEC provides the first 2 visits free of charge to the client valued at $110.00 per session. Subsequent visits are subsidised by various Government programs by 50%. We have networks of contacts that can be accessed to find answers to your enquiries about:
- Business Planning
- Market Research
- Trade Information
- Home Based Business
- Regulations and Licensing
- Business Diagnostics
The Business Enterprise Centre advisors have practical business experience as well as tertiary qualifications in business so they can relate to your needs and provide practical assistance. They can simplify the process of accessing private and public sector support and development programs available to your business.
Business Enterprise Centres are supported by:
- Local Government
- Local Business Professionals
- State Government Agencies; and
- Business Associations.
- NSW Government (Business Connect); and
- Australian Government (ASBAS & NEIS)