Community Migrant Resource Centre (CMRC) is funded by the NSW Government to provide Multicultural Business Connect Advisory Services to multicultural communities across Metropolitan Sydney and, as well as Rural and Regional NSW.

The Business Connect program provides personalised and trusted business advisory services aiming to support small businesses to start-up, create jobs through growth, become sustainable and increase business confidence across NSW.

Business Connect advisors are experienced and accredited professionals who provide confidential advice independently from the NSW Government. Advisors will support multicultural communities to tackle a range of business matters such as starting up, business planning, marketing, digital marketing and HR.

The program aims to achieve a wider reach to multicultural communities in presently Five (5) language groups other than English which are Arabic, Cantonese, Korean, Mandarin and Vietnamese. An advisor can come to your business premises at a time that is convenient you, or you can choose to meet at an alternative location or have an advisory session online or by phone. Due to current COVID-19 health orders our Advisors are currently holding individual advisory sessions by phone/online and conducting online events such as Webinars. This situation may change when or if health order amendments are made.

With a network of local advisors available across NSW, complemented by specialist support and hundreds of practical workshops and events each year, Business Connect provides the advice, skills and information you need at any stage of your business. For personalised business advisory services, details of our Multicultural Business Advisors are provided at the end of this web page.

Click the below link to access CMRC Business Connect Advisors page:

Click the below link to access CMRC Business Connect Events and Workshops page:

Click the below link to access CMRC events on CMRC Facebook page:

Click the below link to access all the NSW Business Connect events and workshops:

The Business Connect multicultural advisory services:

Location covered by business advisors

Business Connect Multicultural Advisory Services provide business advisory services and training workshops to small businesses and disrupted industries across Metropolitan Sydney and across NSW State Wide.

Business advisory services

Specifically, our small business advisors offer access to business skill training on all aspects of operating and commencing a business. They also provide self-help tools and resources including local community linkages. 

Click the below link to access self-help tools and resources or contact one of our Business Advisors as listed at the end of this web page for more information:

Our team will be able to provide you and your small business with advice and training on: 

To meet our business advisors:

Arabic Advisors:

Eva Alhajjar
sba_arabic@cmrc.com.au
0450 448 456

Anas Khawam sba_arabic2@cmrc.com.au
0401 049 841

Mandarin Advisor:

Michael Xie Sba_chinese@cmrc.com.au
0426 161 235

Cantonese Advisor:

Eric Chan sba_chinese2@cmrc.com.au
0497 705 001

Korean Advisor:

Dr Jae Won Kang
sba_korean@cmrc.com.au
0426 221 001

Vietnamese Advisor:

Jolie Linh Nguyen
sba_vietnamese@cmrc.com.au
0424 650 609

To book for a workshop, seminar or webseminar

Contact:

Ian Johns, Project Development Officer

E: ian.johns@cmrc.com.au

T: 02 9687 9901

Our Multicultural Business Connect advisors are NSW Government accredited professionals with first-hand experience of running their own small business. Your CMRC local advisors can be found in the NSW Government website (link button below). After pressing the below button and entering the NSW Government website please enter ‘cmrc’ in the search field. Our Multicultural advisors provide business support in other languages.

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