Starting your own business, but know where to start? Or existing business facing a new challenge or opportunity?

Date of Release: 
Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Media Release #2
Date of Release: Tuesday, May 8, 2012.

Do you have a dream of starting your own business, but don’t know where to start?
Are you an existing business owner facing a new challenge or opportunity?

A new business support service is available in the Nambucca - Bellingen local government areas, which sees aspiring business owners that are just starting out, or existing business facing new challenges, assisted by more experienced business people through a unique mentoring program.

The programs are delivered through the Edmund Barton Centre and sponsored by the NSW Business Chamber with funding support from the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations.

The initiative has been successfully piloted in Port Macquarie for 3 years and has helped over 180 businesses and generated 140 sustainable jobs.

“Too often businesses fail, not so much because of financial circumstances, but because of poor management decisions” said Client Manager, Rod Leane. “The idea here is to use the knowledge and real life experience of the mentors to guide the business owners”.

Members of the community interested in becoming mentors and new or existing businesses interested in the benefits of this programs can view our website at or contact Rod Leane on m: 0400 984 025 or at