A leading business advisory not-for-profit, the Business Centre, is touring the state to present subsidised workshops and masterclasses for disability sector businesses struggling with the NDIS registration process and profitability.
The Business Centre is the lead provider for support for disability sector businesses in Northern NSW and will be visiting Inverell to offer three distinct and invaluable opportunities for businesses in the region in the coming weeks.
Business Centre's Disability Business Advisor Nat Ellis will be presenting a series of workshops, masterclasses and 1:1 business advisory sessions to help businesses who are in need of a little assistance.
"The first opportunity for local businesses will be the hugely popular 'NDIS Registration Start to Audit Ready Masterclass' in Inverell on October 23.
"This masterclass is an intensive eight-hour session which will cover understanding the audit and registration process, self-assessment, NDIS practice standards and quality indicators, management and policy procedure writing...
"Participants will also receive all the documents they need to manage their NDIS Audit without extensive costs to their business. This masterclass is heavily subsidised by the NSW Govt's Business Connect program so will cost attendees just $49. We are conducting these masterclasses all across the state and they are often selling out in a couple of days as the need is so great," she said.
Nat will then present a six-hour workshop entitled 'Growing Your Business in the Disability Sector', on October 28 which will cover the two leading pain points for businesses - marketing and finances.
"This workshop is for small business owners who are looking to understand their new customer markets, how to reach them and how to stand out from the crowd. The basics of marketing are covered and the attendees will be researching and reviewing their product and services during the workshop.
"We will also help business owners to understand what it costs to deliver products and services to the NDIS market and how to diversify revenue streams to create a sustainable business."
Finally, Nat will spend several days in Inverell meeting with local businesses in the disability support sector on a 1:1 basis so they can talk through their business issues.
"I will be meeting with local businesses to address any issues they have in running their businesses, any questions they have about the NDIS and just offering support in any way I can to these vital businesses."
Nat Ellis is passionate about the current opportunities for new and innovative NDIS services that support people with a disability to enhance their lives in the ways they choose.
Whether you run an existing business or are considering self-employment in this changing service environment, Nat is eager to assist you to explore the possibilities.
In supporting start-ups, Nat draws on personal experience of the challenges of starting four small business ventures which have increased Nat's capabilities in business planning, financial modelling and continuous business monitoring.
Nat has been actively assisting new and existing small business owners to explore their opportunities as NDIS service providers since 2016 and is committed to helping businesses access the information they need to get started and to succeed in this new service environment.
Nat is a Business Connect Advisor and you can meet with them under the NSW Government's subsidised business advisory program by calling (02) 4925 7700.
For more information on services offered at the Business Centre, call (02) 4925 7700 or firstname.lastname@example.org.