Connecting with an advisor

David Hanckel Cabinets, North Albury

Every Business Connect advisor is accredited, with experience running their own business, qualifications in a business-related discipline and management, consulting, or prior advisory experience.

Business advisors provide guidance on essential business topics including business planning, marketing, accessing finance, managing cashflow and adopting digital tools.

You can browse the advisor gallery and read their bios for more details on their individual experience and qualifications.

Register online or call 1300 134 359 to connect with your local Business Connect provider.

Please note: Those with a new business idea, to be eligible to book an advisory session with an advisor, must first attend a ‘how to start a business’ event or access a ‘how to start a business’ pre-recorded webinar.

Find out more about advisor specialisations:

Access to finance specialists

Specialist access to finance advisors can help you understand finance, loan and grant options available to your business.

Our finance specialists can help you understand how to:

  • achieve growth, innovate, scale up, export and capture new markets or market share through access to a wide range of finance options,
  • navigate the small and medium business lending market, to understand pricing and product terminology, credit policies and provide expertise and advice on the options available,
  • diagnose your business’s current state of finance readiness and provide insights and solutions.

Browse our advisor gallery or call 1300 650 058 to connect with a specialist Business Connect provider.

For upcoming webinars and events on accessing finance, browse our events gallery.

Creative industries specialists

Specialist support for creative businesses is delivered by Creative Plus Business.

Creative industry advisors can help you:

  • develop a sustainable business model,
  • disrupt traditional markets through creativity,
  • scale up and plan for growth,
  • understand business strategy,
  • gain financial literacy,
  • develop a pricing strategy,
  • understand funding options for growth.

Browse our advisor gallery or call 1300 650 058 to connect with a specialist Business Connect provider.

For upcoming webinars and events for creative businesses, browse our events gallery.

Multicultural advisory support

Business Connect multicultural advisors provide trusted business advice and support in Arabic, Cantonese, Korean, Mandarin and Vietnamese to bridge cultural and language gaps. The Community Migrant Resource Centre delivers these services.

Browse our advisor gallery or call 1300 650 058 to connect with our multicultural Business Connect provider.

For upcoming webinars and events in other languages, browse our events gallery.

Information in other languages

If you need an interpreter in another language for your advisory session, Business Connect has partnered with Multicultural NSW to provide telephone interpreting services in 104 languages and dialects to non-English speakers.

Winning government business (procurement)

Get support to build your capability to sell to government.

Our procurement advisors can help you:

  • get ready to sell goods and services to government,
  • develop a capability statement,
  • find out about opportunities including supplier lists, schemes, tenders and exemptions,
  • understand how to submit a great response,
  • learn from an unsuccessful bid,
  • understand risks and satisfy government requirements,
  • work with a lead contractor or sub-contractor,
  • develop a plan to market to government customers.

Browse our advisor gallery or call 1300 650 058 to connect with our specialist Procurement services provider.

For upcoming webinars and events on selling to government, browse our events gallery.

Visit buy.nsw for more information about NSW Government procurement opportunities.

Disclaimer: The department accepts no responsibility, and will accept no liability for the accuracy, currency, reliability or correctness of any advice, recommendation, or information a service provider gives you in delivering Business Connect services.