Business Advisory

Our Business Advisors are experienced and passionate about small business. Connect with our team and create a solid foundation for growth with support, direction and assistance given.  If you are starting your business or expanding your business, access fully subsidised (that's no cost to you) business advisory consultation in Newcastle, Lake Macquarie, Maitland, Hunter Valley, Port Stephens, Dungog, Gloucester and Great Lakes areas.

Start a Business

Do you want to start your own business and are unsure where to begin? Flexible planning and strategic thinking is the key to turning your dreams into reality.

Before you leap in though, you need to consider three important aspects: Will the business satisfy your needs? Do you have enough skills to run the business? Do you have a sound business proposition? Experience suggests you are more likely to succeed if there is a good match between your business venture and your skills, interests and motivations.

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Run Your Business

Congratulations on getting your business up and running! Once a business is established it is important to take the time to work ON the business just as much as IN the business. Do your internal processes and procedures allow you to do this, or is it time for a business health check?

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Grow Your Business

Is it time to grow your micro, small or medium sized business? Growth happens differently in all businesses. Firstly you need solid foundations to support the new growth, then its time to analyse your business and discover new opportunities!

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Buy or Sell a Business

Are you considering buying an established business? A Franchise? You may be thinking its time to hang up the boots and sell your business. There are many things to consider while you weigh up the advantages and disadvantages of your decision.

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Importing & Exporting

Are you considering Importing or Exporting in your micro, small or medium business?  There are strict regulations on importing and exporting goods, so it is vitally important that you find out what applies to you. 

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Your Business Online

Did you know that 79% of people look online before they buy? It's true. What type of profile does your business have, or need, online? Get assistance for your micro, small or medium sized business for all things online. Assess what is available and most importantly, what is best for your business and its industry needs. From website options, social media platforms, cloud computing solutions, system integration and referrals to the best local professionals in the Hunter Region, The Business Centre team is here to assist.

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"I'm so very grateful for the Mentoring I received from Brooke through the NEIS program!" -- Roz Ewart
"I love working with Brooke, I always leave the mentoring appointments feeling energised and ready for business" -- Antonia Gore
"The NEIS program – training and mentoring – really helped me with by confidence in business" -- Mandy-Lee Cluff
"Mentoring through The Business Centre helped me set realistic targets and strategies to grow my business" -- Peter Brown
"Mikes mentoring has guided our business from imminent collapse to a position of renewed survival with stronger market share and increased profitability" -- Lesley Lalor
"The service was beyond expectations, professional and informative." -- Ray Bylart – Connect
"Without the continuous assistance I would never of been able to start and grow my business." -- Alida de Laubadere –
"Not only did I learn a great deal I also was very engaged and entertained by the Advisers professional and experienced style of training." -- Phil Byrnes - Exce
"I learned so much in the one on one Advisory sessions and this was backed up with the availability of workshops and networking opportunities." -- Block Sign – Fonehub