Be your own boss! Let’s make it happen
BEING your own boss is now a reality under the New Enterprise Incentive Scheme (NEIS) offered by Sarina Russo Job Access. Your career dreams are now within reach. Just ask Steve Black, who with Sarina Russo Job Access’ help is now the owner of Penrith’s Go Primal Cafe.
Steve was 44 and unemployed when he heard about NEIS, and knew the program could help him kick-start his own whole foods cafe. After completing a Certifcate IV in Small Business through the NEIS program he is well armed with a business plan.
“The actual course is a great help,” he says. “It gives you a full range of skills, including marketing, so it’s really helpful in that respect.”
But the support doesn’t end with the training. Kerry Simpson, Sarina Russo’s National NEIS Program Manager, explains it’s the mentoring and fnancial incentives which make the program the most successful labour program in the country.
“We teach people how to start their business with almost nothing. It’s about working out strategies on how we can get their business moving and then help them reinvest their money,” she says.
“And it doesn’t matter how much money they earn in their business, they still will get Centrelink income support every fortnight for 39 weeks.”
Just three months after opening in Penrith, Go Primal Cafe is already breaking even on its own, with Steve now employing two full time casual employees.
He says he loves running his own business and would recommend NEIS to anyone thinking about becoming their own boss.
“It’s really worthwhile,” he says. “The fnancial support is fantastic and the mentoring is well worth it.”
“It’s going well,” he says. “And who knows about expanding if the brand takes off?”
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Next step – Expansion for Steve Black’s new business Go Primal Café at Penrith