The Creative Industries Innovation Centre's Biztro consultation is all-you-can-digest business advice in 60 minutes. Get ready to discover the recipes for business success.
Micro and small businesses operating in the Creative Industries* can now discuss their challenges in a free 1hour session with a CIIC Business Adviser, in most capital cities and a small selection of regional locations around Australia. The CIIC Biztro is an initiative of the Creative Industries Innovation Centre (CIIC).
*The Creative Industries are defined as “those industries which have their origin in individual creativity, skill and talent and which have a potential for wealth and job creation through the generation and exploitation of intellectual property”.
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.
Aspects of your business that you may choose to discuss include strategic planning, finances, human resources, marketing and intellectual property among others. Find out more about our CIIC Business Advisers here.
The Metropolitan Biztro is available in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide. Five consultations are held in each of these cities, on the last Friday of every month. The Regional Biztro is available in a variety of regional areas around Australia as one-off visits (please note these are not held as regularly as the Metropolitan sessions).
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.
2013 Session dates: Friday February 22 / Friday March 22 / Friday April 19 / Friday May 31 / Friday June 28 / Friday July 26 / Friday August 30 / Friday September 27 / Friday October 25 / Friday November 29.
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 also 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.