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The government has created a new initiative, similar to the NEIS scheme (NEIS is aimed at people receiving a centrelink benefit who want to start their own business).
This new scheme is called Apprentice to Business Owner - it is aimed at the trades industry, anyone (tradie) who has started their own business in the last 2 years may be eligible. You do not need to be on any benefits and even if you are a sub contractor you may be eligible - as long as you work via your ABN you would be eligible.
A2B - You get a years worth of business mentoring and complete a Certificate 4 in Small Business Management in that year - at your own pace and online, no class rooms etc.
All this is for free!
Hopefully this can help some of you guys out there.
I work for Employment options - we deliver this scheme - Employment Options website http://www.employmentoptions.com.au/...ment/atob.html or call 83982355