Community Migrant Resource Centre (CMRC) is funded by the NSW Government to provide Multicultural Business Connect Advisory Services to all multicultural communities across Metropolitan Sydney and regional NSW.
Business Connect program provide 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 of multicultural communities in five (5) languages other than English which are Arabic, Cantonese, Mandarin, Korean and Vietnamese. An advisor can come to your business premises at a time that suits you, or you can choose to meet at a convenient location or have an advisory session online or by phone.
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. The program also offers one-on-one advisory service.
The business connect multicultural advisory services:
Provide high quality, professional, culturally relevant business advice and business skills training to individuals, start-ups and small business from multicultural communities in NSW.
Promote the creation of new businesses and small business growth through advice, education, skills training and promoting business strategies and innovation that improve resilience, boosts productivity and increases the capabilities of multicultural small businesses to reach new markets.
Provide services across the whole of NSW, particularly ensuring services are made available comprehensively (and regularly) in regional areas where there are multicultural communities.
Provide services to multicultural businesses in the disability sector or those that want to provide services in the disability sector through the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).
Provide advisors and presenters who have the linguistic and cultural skills to promote high quality general business advice and mentoring based on their small business experience, expertise and extensive contacts and networks within multicultural communities.
Location covered by business advisors
Business Connect Multicultural Advisory Services provide one-to-one business advice sessions, 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.
Our team will be able to provide you and your small business with advice and training on: