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Are you 18-24 and thinking of starting your own business?

BUSINESS SUPPORT: ETC's Business Services Team Bonnie Capell, Kevin Riddell and Robyn Simon.
BUSINESS SUPPORT: ETC's Business Services Team Bonnie Capell, Kevin Riddell and Robyn Simon. ETC

THERE is a new program being funded by the Federal Government to give young people the chance to explore opportunities to start their own business.

The fully subsidised program, Exploring Being My Own Boss, is being run by Enterprise & Training Company Limited (ETC) in Coffs Harbour from 20 March 2017.

ETC's Business Programs Manager Kevin Riddell said the program featured a series of relevant workshops conducted over a two week period (25 hours per week) covering topics such as: getting started; branding and design; sales and marketing and finance.

"If it's your dream to be self-employed, you should seriously consider this program as a great place to start your own venture," Mr Riddell said.

"The workshops provide potential new business operators the chance to test ideas and learn the essentials of operating their own enterprise."

Mr Riddell said ETC had supported hundreds of new start-ups, helping them to grow and flourish into strong, established businesses.

"ETC's three business advisors who will be involved in the program bring a wealth of experience to help identify and assess the viability of potential new business ideas. Their combined expertise includes business planning, social media and digital marketing, media and communications, along with an in-depth understanding of the local market," he said.

On completion of the Exploring Being My Own Boss program, participants have the opportunity to gain complementary work placements where the course participant can gain hands-on experience in a similar business or industry as their dream start-up.

It's easy and simple to register online.

Visit www.etcltd.com.au/myownboss to check the eligibility criteria and to complete the online registration form.

If you wish to discuss your eligibility or circumstances with a Business Advisor, please phone Kevin Riddell on 02 6648 5400.



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