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:
The Business Connect multicultural advisory services:
Provide high quality, professional, culturally relevant business advice and business skills training to individuals, start-ups and small businesses 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 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 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 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.