Support available for small businesses

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This story was first published on Friday 21 October 2022. If you wish to use this content, please contact to confirm that the information is still current.

Learn how the Self-Employment Assistance program is supporting small businesses with tailored support and resources.

The Self-Employment Assistance program is delivered in 51 Employment Regions offering participants a range of flexible and tailored services to: 

•    consider being self-employed
•    decide on a business idea and check if it will work
•    develop a business plan 
•    get a business up and running, or 
•    adjust your own business to keep it viable.

The Self-Employment Assistance program replaced the New Business Assistance with NEIS program in July 2022.

To find out more visit Self-Employment Assistance or contact your nearest provider.

Correct at time of publication.