Start Up Australia, a not for profit initiative designed to help kick-start new Australian businesses, launched earlier this year with it's goal to provide skills for budding entrepreneurs.
They estimate that up to one million businesses will be receiving free educational tools and regular webinars to help educate them on how to succeed in the marketplace, due to their efforts.
Start Up Australia is part of an existing global movement, and has been launched with the support of Federal Minister for Small Business, Bruce Billson and the Department of Treasury.
By July 2014, the Start Up movement had already been successfully established in 44 countries - including the United States, Britain, Canada, Chile and Malaysia and is supported around the world by respective Governments and Heads of State, including US President Barack Obama and UK Prime Minister David Cameron.
Offering their services for free, the Australian entrepreneurial geniuses behind Start Up Australia are advertising experts, Siimon Reynolds and Brian Sher; real estate guru,John McGrath with support from Naomi Simson; the success story behind RedBalloon, online e-tailer Paul Greenberg; serial entrepreneur Creel Price; Larissa Robertson, from SCO Recruitment; and James Stevens, who established the Roses Only Group.
“Business is the engine room of the economy and our goal is for Australia to become the most entrepreneurial nation by 2020. We want to tell the world that Australia means business,” Miriam Feiler, from Start Up Australia said.
“We want to create greater numbers of business start-ups here by providing the skills, encouragement, mentoring and training of...any Aussie who has ever dreamed of running their own business and wanted to have a go."
Founding sponsors of Start Up Australia include; American Express, MYOB, ACCI and The Fortune Institute.
American Express Australia Managing Director, Rachel Stocks said the decision for American Express to be a founding sponsor of Start Up Australia was an easy one.
“This has the potential to fuel significant growth of the Australian small business economy and we are thrilled to be part of it. Anyone with the passion and dedication to see their dreams of starting a business realised deserves all the support and encouragement possible.”
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