The Australian Government is working with local businesses in Pearce to create new opportunities, new markets and new jobs with the launch of a new $484.2million Entrepreneurs’ Infrastructure Programme (EIP).
Federal Member for Pearce, Christian Porter, said the EIP provides supporting infrastructure to help businesses become more robust and take the next step into new growth areas.
“The programme provides a single website for entrepreneurs to access information and services to grow their business,” Mr Porter said.
“Importantly, eligible businesses will be provided business evaluations with detailed recommendations and assistance to boost business performance by skilled advisors.
“Western Australia’s 215,500 small and medium businesses create local jobs and underpin our economy. This new program is another way the Government is streamlining processes and reducing red tape to help strengthen our local economy.
“Under the old system there were too many confusing and competing programmes and layers of expensive bureaucracy. These have been removed to make dealing with Government easier and quicker for small business.”
Mr Porter said the full range of EIP activities would be rolled out in the coming months, and would provide professional support to assist Pearce businesses to lift their capabilities, commercialise good ideas, find market and industry information and get easy access to business management advice.
The Entrepreneurs’ Infrastructure Programme can be accessed through www.business.gov.au, on 13 28 46 or through your local AusIndustry office.