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All ideas are worth exploring so if you're currently writing your business plan and want to know if Glen Innes Highlands is the place to nurture, launch and grow it, the short answer is yes.
We have a number of ways to support you from meeting with Council's Economic Development Manager for support and guidance to participating in start-up schemes or leveraging the services of industry and government agencies.
The combination of Council assistance, logistics, enhanced mobile coverage and faster broadband, government grants, Business Incentive Funds, logistics, land values and lifestyle make Glen Innes Highlands the ideal choice for business, investment and skilled workers.
Ideal environment: When the question is put to business owners, Why Glen Innes Highlands? Their invariable foremost response is: Quality of life.
In 2018 there were 85 individual businesses and 19 Partnerships who registered for an ABN in Glen Innes Severn Local Government Area (LGA). Industry sectors included: Agriculture, Forestry & Fishing: Construction; Transport, Postal & Warehousing; Rental Hiring & Real Estate; Accommodation and Food Services; Retail, Administrative & Support Services and various Professional Services sectors.
The Glen Innes Severn Council alongside our associations and business community encourage and support more businesses relocating or starting up in the Glen Innes Highlands. We may be a small community, about 9000 – and growing – but already four companies, Autobaler Pty Ltd, Star Logixs, Photo Create and Rangers Valley feedlot, have a national and global reach.
The Glen Innes Severn Council’s slogan is ‘Embracing Change, Building on History’ and continues its mission to be a ‘can-do’ Council.
In supporting start-up and new ideas Council have a Business Incentive Fund which is available to new businesses wishing to establish in Glen Innes Highlands.
Council also has a procurement policy that favours local businesses and helps with grant applications. Business owners can also use Council resources to promote job opportunities.
Alongside our associations and business community Council encourages and supports businesses relocating or starting up in the Glen Innes Highlands that contribute to employment opportunities and a vibrant economy.
From research services to funding and grant applications if you’re looking for some assistance for your new business idea a wealth of information is available with RDANI.
RDANI is a not-for-profit community based organisation with all committee members and staff having a broad and diverse skills base with extensive networks including local Governments, the private sector, education and health.
RDA Committees are strong advocates for their region and drivers of change and, as such, have a pivotal role in fostering regional economic development. They aim to be the driver of business growth, new jobs, skills development and business investment within the Northern Inland region.
The UNE SMART Region Incubator is a friendly, focused and connected space built to join regional businesses with growth potential together with academic business research, business mentors, corporate and community partners.
A business incubator gives support to start-ups with innovative business ideas by providing the resources a new business needs to succeed. Be it work space, expertise in the form of experience or research, data or information on funding opportunities, the UNE SMART Region Incubator is equipped to assist with the development of businesses in our region.
Imagine having a framework of administrative and business support around your new or SME business while it grows. Imagine working within a network of other professionals a few months, years or decades on from where you are now.
Maybe you are a rural business wanting to re-invest in the economic and social structure of your community. There is a place for everyone in THE Seed Scheme
THE Seed Scheme is dedicated to enabling the development of 700 rurally based, women-led online micro-enterprises, nationwide, injecting $17.5 Million or more into the rural economy and returning enormous social value to the participating Founders, Sponsor Partners and their communities.
Glen Innes Highlands submitted an EOI and were accepted into the Seed Scheme Program.
Six local female entrepreneurs were selected and are currently building their business idea with 12 months of free business mentoring through the scheme.
Starting a new business is exciting. But working out the licences and permits needed can be daunting, not to mention confusing.
That’s why the NSW Government has introduced Easy to do Business, a free service offered across a range of industries, that gives you personalised help and support when starting or expanding a small business so you can focus on your business and save time and money.
A Business Concierge helps you navigate through all of the government licences and permits you need to open your business faster.
Contact: Service NSW Council Relationship Manager- North Region: Sharee Murphy, [email protected]
The Business Connect program is funded by the NSW Government and will provide business advisory services and business skills training from 1 January 2017 to 30 June 2020.
Business Connect aims to support small businesses to startup, create jobs through growth, help small to medium enterprises (SMEs) become sustainable by:
• Providing general and specialist business advice and government information to startups and SMEs
• Promoting business growth through innovation, improving resilience and boosting productivity and
• Supporting digital readiness and regional business development.
Contact: New England North West Business Connect Adviser: Dereck TInk, [email protected]
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