Starting a business in the Southern Inland

The map above shows the support available to new and emerging businesses in the Southern Inland, including accelerators, co-working space and networking events. 

Before you invest time and money into setting up your business by registering and applying for the right business licences, make sure you put together a business plan and carefully consider how viable your business is. Get in touch with your local SRBEC advisor for support with a business plan. TAFE NSW offers a subsidised Women in Business online course for women who are looking to establish a micro business, a small business, or who are already operating a business. 

Visit Service NSW to follow the steps to starting your own business.

For key business contacts, including Council contacts, click here.

Accelerators & Incubation Programs

Local programs for start-ups to develop their ideas.

There are a number of accelerators within the region that support start-ups, entrepreneurs and scale-ups to turn their idea into a sustainable and successful business. These organisations offer mentoring, support, education, funding opportunities and intensive programs to help you progress your idea.


Co-Working Spaces

Local co-working spaces in the region

Co-workspaces usually offer office spaces for long or short term hire, as well as hot desks for hourly or daily hire, internet use and printing facilities. These business community hubs are becoming more common and popular. Co-workspaces are particularly useful for start-ups, as they allow businesses to build relationships with others in the space and they provide an affordable work space to host meetings with clients. Below are a list of co-workspaces in the Southern Inland…

Connect Events

Locally run networking events

Business Connect is an initiative run by business for business across the Southern Inland region of NSW. The informal catch-ups allow businesses to engage with each other, discuss potential collaborations, ask questions or share innovative ideas. Connect meetings involve local business owners speaking about their business in a short one or two minute presentation. The informal presentations are designed to share opportunities and challenges, a need for collaboration or advice. Connect meetings are currently held monthly. Visit our Connect Page to find out more.


Local innovation events

This website is supported by funding from Coordinare – South Eastern NSW PHN through the Australian Government’s PHN Program