This week the government issued a Request for Tender to select 10 companies to run the Entrepreneurs Programme from July 2020 to June 2023.
The funding is for $182M for the period for the for delivery partners to offer “expert business advisory and facilitation services to eligible businesses for the Entrepreneurs’ Programme”.
The program has four key pillars;
- Business management,
- Incubator support,
- Innovation connections and
- Accelerating commercialisation.
The tender document indicates that “The programme needs strong, collaborative and constructive partnerships with delivery partners who will use their knowledge, resources and networks to support a national approach to delivering expert business advisory and facilitation assistance within the small and medium-sized enterprises ecosystem,”
“A comprehensive national network of suitably qualified organisations will be engaged to deliver services for all programme elements. Service delivery will require collaboration and cooperation between delivery partners for customers where this will deliver the best outcome for those businesses.”
The select companies will deliver business advisory and facilitation services to businesses eligible for the Entrepreneurs’ Programme, including startups, and promote the program through marketing and communication.
The programme is an excellent opportunity for SMEs to accelerate their growth by taking advantage of the co-funding of key initiatives specific to their circumstances. The programme aims to offer advice and benefits by allocating an experienced consultant to review your business operations in detail.
You can review your eligibility in the guidelines and apply online for the programme that meets your needs.
Take a moment to review some customer stories and get started.