Self-employment—New Business Assistance with NEIS

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Individuals who are interested in running a new small 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
  • Income support for up to 39 weeks (NEIS Allowance) and NEIS Rental Assistance for up to 26 weeks (if eligible).

There are 8,600 NEIS places available nationally each financial year, delivered by a network of 21 providers.

Find out more about how New Business Assistance can help you become your own boss.

Further information is available on eligibility requirements, including the sorts of business ideas that can access New Business, Assistance and on NEIS training, support and payments.

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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