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 Adviser.
The CIIC’s Biztro service was developed 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 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.
Metropolitan Biztro consultations
2014 session dates: Friday February 28 / Friday March 28 / Friday May 2 / Friday May 30 / Friday June 27 / Friday July 25 / Friday August 29 / Friday September 26 / Friday October 31 / Friday November 28.
> Website registration is available 3 months in advance.
> Registration closes at 12NOON the day prior to the Biztro session date.
> There is no limit to the number of sessions a client can attend. We encourage Biztro clients to return to us in order to evaluate and discuss their progress.
Please note: The CIIC Biztro is delivered in Perth on a bespoke basis. If sessions are currently scheduled they will appear in the form. If not, please email us to register your interest and we will contact you when sessions become available.
Regional Biztro consultations
> Regional Biztros are delivered in partnership with local organisations, on a bespoke basis. If regional areas are scheduled, these will appear in the booking form.
The Creative Industries Innovation Centre’s Biztro consultation is a form of Business Evaluation as delivered by the Entrepreneurs’ Infrastructure Programme. Business Evaluations 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 Evaluation 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.