Free business advice for the creative industries
Creative enterprises of any size can register for the 'Biztro' - a free 1-hour business consultation with an experienced Business Advier.
The CIIC's Biztro service was developed specifically for start-ups, sole traders and small and medium creative enterprises, giving them the chance to consult CIIC Business Advisers on all aspects of their business during intensive 60-minute sessions.
Topics covered may include starting a business, strategic planning, finances, marketing, online/digital activities and intellectual property.
The Metropolitan Biztro is available in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Adelaide. Five consultations are held in each of these cities, on the last Friday of every month. A series of sessions are also held in regional areas throughout the year, in partnership with local organisations.
There are no turnover or business size requirements but you should be operating in one of these sectors: Music and performing arts; Film, television and radio; Advertising and marketing; Software development and interactive content; Writing, publishing and print media; Architecture, design and visual arts.
Please note: We'll be doing some planned maintenance work on the Biztro's Online Booking system from Monday 9th to Friday 20th of December.
This means that you won't be able to make an appointment during this time.
The system should be back up and running by Friday 20th of December and February and March 2014 session times will be available from this time.
We apologise for any inconvenience.
How to register (for both Regional & Metropolitan Biztro)
1. Join the Network on Creativeinnovation
2. Log in
as a Creativeinnovation member
3. Register for a CIIC Biztro session in your State/Territory
Metropolitan Biztro consultations
- Website registration is available 3 months in advance.
- Registration closes at 12NOON the day prior to the Biztro session date.
- We encourage Biztro clients to return to us in order to evaluate and discuss their progress. For example, you are welcome to attend a session in July and September - but you are not able to book multiple sessions on one day.
Please note : The CIIC Biztro service is delivered in Perth, WA on a bespoke basis. If sessions are currently scheduled they will appear in the State/ Territory drop down box. If not, please email us to register your interest and we will contact you when sessions become available.
2014 Metropolitan Session dates: Friday February 28 / Friday March 28 / Friday April 15 / Friday May 30 / Friday June 27 / Friday July 25 / Friday August 29 / Friday September 26 / Friday October 31 / Friday November 28.
Regional Biztro consultations
- Regional Biztro's are delivered in partnership with local organisations, on a bespoke basis.
- If regional areas are scheduled, these will appear in the State/Territory drop down box (you must click 'GO' to refresh the page).
How will the CIIC Biztro help my business?
The Creative Industries Innovation Centre’s Biztro consultation is a form of Business Review, as delivered by the Enterprise Connect program. Business Reviews are undertaken by Business Advisers employed either by a partner organisation or by the Commonwealth. Using the information you have supplied, the purpose of the Business Review is to provide an assessment of your company and identify areas of improvement. The Commonwealth, partner organisation (including UTS) and Business Advisers do not accept any liability for your reliance on this information or any actions taken independently by your company in addressing the issue or implementing recommendations provided by the Business Adviser. You should rely on your own research and assessment of your company’s needs.