Richmond Tweed

Meet the local entrepreneurship facilitator and discover what is happening in the region to start your small business journey today.

Delivered In partnership with

  • NSWBC

Your local entrepreneurship
Facilitator

Natalie Brookes

Entrepreneurship Facilitator, Richmond Tweed

Entrepreneurship Facilitator Service

Natalie is the Entrepreneurship Facilitator appointed to service the Richmond - Tweed (Ballina) region - an initiative of the Australian Government.

Natalie comes with a wealth of experience in start-ups having established two of her own, and understands the freedom and joy that self-employment and business ownership bring, along with the constant challenges it presents. Natalie is a natural leader and works with people on a strengths-based basis. Mentoring and empowering people to identify their natural talents and strengths and providing support and assistance in areas they require.

Having started her career working for Sir Paul McCartney in London, Natalie is a qualified accountant, experienced senior business consultant and analyst, Natalie also holds additional post graduate qualifications, and comes with a range of industry experience. From not-for-profit organisations, through to local government and private sectors including; general insurance, music and book publishing, manufacturing, aviation, agribusiness and health food industries.

How Your local Facilitator can support you?

Developing and Mentoring

Entrepreneurship Facilitators are funded by the Australian Government, and can help you develop your idea into a business by providing mentoring and business support, including:

  • Assisting you to understand how to go about starting a business.
  • Helping you develop a marketing plan.
  • Working with you to identify your business needs.
  • Referring you to other appropriate support and assistance (that may be fee for service).
Developing  and Mentoring

Your local Entrepreneurship Facilitator, is delivering their assistant and support services across these locations.

Ready to start your journey?

Tell us about your business

Fill in the following form and we will get back to you with resources and information that will help you jump start your entrepreneurial journey.

About your idea

Step 1 of 2
Do you have an idea?  
How will you resource your business?  
How much research have you done to start your business?  
What preparation have you done to start the business?  

Don't Miss

Upcoming Events

  • Richmond Tweed
November 18, 2019 Ballina

How to create a business model canvas

This 2.5-hour session is an introduction to the one-page canvas as a tool that can help you to map, design, assess, and test your business model. Whether you are starting a new business, growing an existing one, developing a social enterprise or formulating an idea, the business model canvas is an excellent tool for understanding how it generates value for others and what are the critical ingredients for success.

  • Richmond Tweed
November 18, 2019 Ballina

How to develop a value proposition

Are you 45 years of age or older, living in the Northern Rivers Region, and have a business idea you would like to explore or expand? As part of the Global Entrepreneurship week 18th-22nd November, the NSW Business Chamber Entrepreneurship Facilitator Service and Southern Cross University Enterprise Lab in partnership with AusIndustry invites you to attend a FREE workshop to develop your Value Proposition - a unique tool used by startups and entrepreneurs that helps your customers truly understand the value of your company's products and services.

Work towards your business building goals.

Browse our resource library of articles, videos, checklists and other interesting content to help you prepare and develop your business. Got a burning question that we haven't covered? Simply send us an email or call one of our Facilitators today!

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Whatever it is you want to ask or let us know about; get in touch and we will make sure one of our experts gets back to you.

Feeling ready to start your own business?

If you are thinking about starting a business or already in self-employment but need a helping hand, let us help you. Tell us abour your business idea today!