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The Australian Small Business Advisory Service Programme - ASBAS provides low cost business advisory services to grow the skills of small business operators within the Darwin, Palmerston and Litchfield local government areas.

To be provided services under the ASBAS programme, participants MUST :-

  1. be a small businesses or a small business intender
  2. have less than 20 full time employees on the payroll; and
  3. be prepared to complete a relevant Business Diagnostic tool.

Focussing on the five business solution streams detailed below, delivery methods will include online and face to face business consultations, mentoring with an expert business advisor, completion of a business diagnostic tool, delivery of relevant small business workshops and seminars and access to a panel of professional business advisors, all designed and coordinated to assist businesses improve profits and reduce costs.

Funding avenues and financial analysis

  • Banking and Finance Products
  • Cash Flow Management
  • Interpretation of Financial Data
  • Referrals to accounting advice
  • Building your business

  • Diagnostic Assessment
  • Business Planning
  • Marketing Plans and Promotional/ Advertising Options
  • Guidance on entering new markets
  • Making the most of your talent and team

  • Guidance on Human resource strategies
  • Talent Recruitment and Retention
  • Employment and OH&S
  • Advisory service meetings and networking opportunities
  • Training programmes for new regulations
  • Management capabilities

  • Creating, reviewing and implementing business plans
  • Supply Chain
  • Succession Planning
  • Creating security over leased premises or IP
  • Legal Advice, Licencing, retail tenancy
  • Supply Chain
  • Feasibility of new business ideas, including exporting products or services
  • Referrals to other providers
  • Digital engagement implementation

  • E-Commerce take up
  • Information technology and broadband
  • Advice on adoption of technology for marketing, managing and growing ideas
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    This project has been supported by the Australian Small Business Advisory Services (ASBAS) programme, an Australian Government initiative