Networks and Support for Your Business

Singleton Chamber of Commerce and Industry Inc.

The Singleton Chamber of Commerce is an independent representative organisation for the Singleton business community. The Chamber provides to its members a comprehensive range of services including lobbying, advocacy, networking and advice including workplace relations and business advice through our link to Hunter & NSW Chambers.

Website: www.singletonchamber.org.au

The Business Centre

The Newcastle Business Centre supports micro, small and medium businesses by providing Business Advisory Services, Mentoring Programs, Workshops and Events. Business owners can receive assistance in starting or expanding a business by discussing new ideas, creating clarity and direction. Serviced and Virtual Offices are also available to support businesses including function rooms for hire.

Website: http://www.businesscentre.com.au

Trade and Investment

Trade & Investment NSW offers financial and other assistance to businesses expanding in or relocating to regional NSW. The Hunter Regional office can assist your business with:

  • Identifying and developing commercial opportunities
  • Business relocation to the Hunter
  • Diversifying and adding value to products and services

Web-Site:www.industry.nsw.gov.au | www.business.nsw.gov.au

HunterNet

HunterNet markets the combined capability of the members, provides business development and training opportunities, and promotes the Hunter as a manufacturing and engineering region of excellence.

The network provides member companies with the opportunity to take part in activities previously out of reach of smaller enterprises including training and development, networking, joint marketing initiatives, joint project bids, focused task forces, trade missions and tendering.

Hunternet aids it members to capture business opportunities and establish collaborative business models. It also provides effective government advocacy, resource sharing, group procurement / sourcing strategies and offers professional development and training.

Website: www.hunternet.com.au

AusIndustry

AusIndustry is the Australian Government's business program delivery division in the Department of Innovation, Industry, Science and Research. AusIndustry delivers a range of more than 30 programs including innovation grants, tax and duty concessions, small business skills development, industry support and venture capital.

Website: www.ausindustry.gov.au

Hunter Region Business Enterprise Centre

The Hunter Region BEC is a non-profit, non-political, autonomous organisation offering free advice to those establishing new enterprises, small businesses experiencing difficulties, or those wishing to expand. Businesses can also take advantage of numerous small business workshops and information seminars to assist in the development of their business.

The Hunter Region BEC also facilitates networking events and opportunities to encourage the growth and support of the business community in the Maitland, Cessnock, Singleton, Muswellbrook and Upper Hunter local government areas.

Website: www.hunterregionbec.com.au/

Small Business NSW

The New South Wales Government information website for people starting, running or growing a small business.

Website: www.smallbiz.nsw.gov.au

Hunter Business Chamber

Hunter Business Chamber is the independent representative organisation for Australia's largest regional business community.

The Business Chamber is an advisor, a forum, a source of information and a point of access for its members.

The Chamber provides to its 1000 members a comprehensive range of services including lobbying, advocacy, networking and advice including workplace relations, business advice and training.

Website: www.hunterbusinesschamber.com.au

Regional Development Australia Hunter

RDA Hunter is part of an initiative between the NSW Government and the Australian Government established to enhance the growth and development of the Hunter region.

Through partnerships between governments and the community, RDA Hunter supports higher levels of education to produce greater skills in the workforce. This initiative encourages economic diversification and investment in infrastructure that promotes innovation and that in turn provides wider social inclusion.

Website: www.rdahunter.org.au

Austrade

Austrade provides advice, market intelligence and support to Australian companies to reduce the time, cost and risk involved in selecting, entering and developing international markets. It also provides advice and guidance on overseas investment and joint venture opportunities and administers the Export Market Development Grants scheme which provides financial assistance to eligible businesses.

Website: www.austrade.gov.au

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