Business and Industry Useful Links
- www.business.gov.au offers you simple and convenient access to all the government information, forms and services you need. It's a whole-of-government service providing essential information on planning, starting and growing your business.
- NSW Business Chamber assists businesses of all sizes to manage their people and growth more efficiently.
- Local Business Networks:
- Hastings Women's Business Network - provides Hastings businesswomen with a networking service to help and support them in their chosen careers.
- Port Macquarie Chamber of Commerce - works to develop and grow local business by creating opportunities that will benefit the business and professional community throughout the Greater Port Macquarie region.
- Hastings Business Enterprise Network - (HBEN) focuses on the sharing of information, experience and networking opportunities between members to help build better business in the Hastings.
- Camden Haven Chamber of Commerce - represents many local businesses and is proud to promote the benefits of working, living and holidaying in the Camden Haven.
- Wauchope Chamber of Commerce - is a voluntary partnership of business and professional people working together to build better business in the Wauchope region.
- Greater Port Macquarie Tourism Association - in partnership with Council to market and promote the Greater Port Macquarie region.
- Industry Mid North Coast- To encourage and support the development and maintenance of a dynamic and sustainable manufacturing industry sector within the Mid North Coast of NSW.
- Dept of Trade & Investment, Regional Infrastructure Services- actively encourages business growth by working with companies at all stages of their development.
- Edmund Barton Centre - created to help sustain economies across regional Australia. It achieves this by providing assistance to new start up and existing businesses.
- Micro Business Forum - provides an opportunity for business people to meet in a friendly, relaxed environment. Members support each other through utilising services, becoming alliance partners or providing referrals. Topics covered at Forum meetings are a must see for any home business operator or micro business person.
- Enterprise & Training Company Ltd- (ETC) specialises in the delivery of employment, training and business services. Their core business falls into three main categories; ETC Employment Solutions, ETC Training Solutions and ETC Business Solutions. ETC is the Mid North Coast provider of Small Biz Connect. New and existing businesses can access 6 hours of personalised business support at no cost, subsidised by the NSW Government.
- North Coast TAFE specialises in Massage Therapy, Hospitality, Tourism, Fashion Design, Graphic Design and Electrical and Electronics courses. Other vocational study areas available at the campus include General Education, Office Administration, Accounting and Marketing, Information Technology, Retail, Community Services, Children's Services, Fashion, Maritime, and Assistant in Nursing.
- Regional Development Australia (RDA) - Mid North Coast.
- My Region Grantslink - Find government grants and assistance for individuals, businesses and communities.
- RDA Mid North Coast in partnership with REMPLAN presents this website for your benefit - for example, to locate data to support a grant or funding application, evidence to support statements in reports, information on the region or to explore the Mid North Coast as a region to invest. This site can help! The economic data on this website is presented to a 19 industry sector level. If you require additional data, RDA Mid North Coast as the REMPLAN licensee, has data available down to the 111 industry sector level. RDA Mid North Coast also has access to an economic modelling tool to determine the broader economic impacts of changes in employment and output in industries, and tourism event scenario modelling and a module to examine import replacement opportunities. These services could support professional evaluations. Users of this website can contact RDA Mid North Coast to discuss additional data or analysis requirements.
- Business Development & Startup Programs
- Small Business NSW - Hints and tips to get your business going, what you need to manage your busines and how to build upon your success.
- Small Business Toolkit - Small Biz Connect
- Are you planning, starting or growing your business? To find out more click here - Startup Smart.
- Free Online Small Business Training - SMExcellence
- Local Business Guide
- The Business Tree Video Business Directory
- Farmers Market
Economic Development previous newsletters
Economic Development Matters - April 2013
Economic Development Matters - February 2013
Economic Development Data & General Info - August 2012