Encouraging Entrepreneurship and Self-Employment Initiative Qualitative Research Fieldwork

Wednesday 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 Own Boss Workshops.  

The fieldwork is being conducted by Wallis Market and Social Research on behalf of the Department. If you are contacted by Wallis Market and Social Research about this research, we encourage you to participate. Your views could assist the Department in improving services for people looking to start their own business.

The Department of Jobs and Small Business wants to better understand the experiences of people who have received assistance under the Government’s Encouraging Entrepreneurship and Self-Employment Initiative. This could have included the New Enterprise Incentives Scheme or the Exploring Being My Own Boss Workshops. These initiatives provide support to individuals looking to start their own business.

The Department has engaged Wallis Market and Social Research to undertake research with people involved in these programs.  In April 2018, Wallis Market and Social Research will invite a selection of eligible participants to share their views and experiences on these initiatives.

If contacted by Wallis Market and Social Research, we encourage you to participate in this research. The information you provide will help the Department to learn more about the benefits and challenges of delivering self-employment training and assistance programs for people looking to start a business.

Information you provide will only be used for research and evaluation purposes. Individuals who participate in this research will not be identified in reporting. Both the Department and Wallis Market and Social Research are bound by the Privacy Act 1988.

Participating in this research will not affect any government assistance you may receive.

If you would like more information you can call the National Customer Service Hotline on 1800 805 260 with any questions you may have about the research.