The Disability Trust and Workforce Australia

Entrepreneurship Facilitator Program

Naomi Smith

Hi, my name is Naomi, I am the Entrepreneurship Facilitator for the Southern Highlands and Shoalhaven.

The Disability Trust in partnership with Workforce Australia provides an Entrepreneurship Facilitator Program which is dedicated to helping people of all abilities start and run their own business, in the Southern Highlands and Shoalhaven Region.

Areas of service

Mittagong | Shellharbour | Nowra | Batemans Bay

We are here to promote and encourage self-employment and entrepreneurship as well as help you to start and develop your business. We also assist existing micro-business owners to keep your small business open.

We may also recommend other relevant small business support services, including Self-Employment Assistance and can provide help with the following activities and services;

Networking Advisory Resources Mentoring Business PlanGrants Availability | Workshops Consultancy Introductions Events


If you are interested in starting a business, or learning about self-employment, have started a business within the last 2 years or you are operating a small business at risk of not succeeding you may be eligible.


Entrepreneurship Facilitators Program services can be delivered through group support and networking events, including light touch individual support.

Services can include advice on:

• The benefits and challenges of self-employment
• Opportunities that align to your skills, experience, and interests
• Opportunities in your local area
• Referrals to other small business support programs, including Self-Employment Assistance



Facilitator workshops

Entrepreneurship Facilitators offer a set of workshops to help you learn skills to help you run a successful business. The workshops include:

• Financial literacy
• Surviving and thriving in your business
• Digital marketing and leveraging success
• Time management to get things done

Creative freelance sitting with laptop

12 noon – 2 pm
Thursday, 15 June 2023

Creative Space
Unit 6-7/63-69 Kirkham Rd, Bowral

Calling all creative entrepreneurs!

Would you like to turn a creative pursuit into a business? This workshop will build on your skills to help you start and run a small business as a creative professional.


Access EFP resources below:

Start-up checklist
Registration form

Privacy Consent form
Business Plan
SWOT & Competitor Analysis Summary
SWOT & Competitor Analysis


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