“Turn Your Passion  Into A Profitable Business”

About the program

Entrepreneurship Facilitators provide practical assistance to support and encourage individuals to start a business as a way to create their own job.

Entrepreneurship Facilitators provide a range of free services:

  • Providing information and advice about starting and running a business
  • Providing you tailored mentoring and assistance.
  • Linking and referring to appropriate services to help start up or run your business

1. Vision :-

Sarina Russo Entrepreneurship Facilitators – We believe everyone should have the potential to Be Their Own Boss!!

Our goal is to unlock your potential and help budding entrepreneurs in the Ballarat, Moorabool, Golden Plains, Central Goldfields, Hepburn and The Pyrenees region to start and run their own business up but is available to help you as you run your business 

2. Mission :-

Sarina Russo Entrepreneurship Facilitators – Bring your Business Idea to Life!

3. Our Entrepreneurship Facilitator :-

As a true local, Paul Miller brings with him extensive experience as a small business owner and operator.  Paul knows the Ballarat district, is well connected within the community and has great networks and resources. 

Sarina Russo Entrepreneurship Facilitators  – we are not just with you for the start up but is available to help you as you run your business.

There’s never been a better time to reignite that business idea and flip your hobby or interest into a career.

Sarina Russo Entrepreneurs will deliver the Australian Government’s new ‘Entrepreneurship Facilitators Program’ in the Ballarat, Moorabool, Golden Plains, Central Goldfields, Hepburn and The Pyrenees regions.

Get Involved

Growing and scaling your business is never an easy task, not even in a start-up friendly country like the Australia.

Luckily there is hands-on support available, guiding you on the road to success!

Our facilitators can provide you with a package of support tailored to help you research your business idea, develop your idea into a business plana and strategy and access resources to turn the idea into reality.

At no cost to you, you will have access to:

LinkUp: StartUp workshops to help you assess the suitability and likelihood of success  or your idea and provides information on what it takes to be a small business operator.

Workshops combine video, workbooks, presentations and discussions designed for a variety of learning styles.

Support Plan: Developed jointly your support plan outlines the support, actions and time frames related to working on your business idea.

The first session is face-to-face to establish the relationship and set the plan and will cover:

  • Identifying the goal and motivation for starting a business
  • What investigation and research is required
  • Matching the right support services and networks.
Information Services
  • Sarina Russo Entrepreneurs facilitators can provide list of programs and services to support business start-up. Click link below to see a list of our current program and services. Click the headings below for more information.

Programs and services – resource for Entrepreneurship Facilitators >>>

There are local resources to help you with Financial Planning information. You should complete your own due diligence when accessing financial planning services.

Some local services include… 

Financial Counselling for Small Business >>>

Some local community services include

UnitingCare Ballarat

Offers a range of services including

  • Alcohol & Drugs
  • Community Access
  • Early Childhood Services
  • Housing and Crisis Support
  • Breezeway Meals Program
  • Lifeline Ballarat
  • Community Mental Health

UnitingCare Ballarat Main Office

105 Dana Street

PO Box 608

Ballarat   VIC   3353

P: 5332 1286

What's on?

Starting a Business

Workshops to help you assess the suitability and likelihood of success or your idea and information on what it takes to be a small business operator.

Keep up to date

The latest news about opportunities around Ballarat

Networking Events

Join other budding and seasoned entrepreneurs to share ideas

DrPaul

Dr. Paul Miller

Paul has over 30 years’ experience supporting and growing small businesses in addition to operating businesses himself. This gives Paul unique and relevant skills and knowledge – to understand what supports are needed to help individuals start and grow their own business in Ballarat.

Mentor & Support

Since 2001 Paul has been supporting individuals become entrepreneurs taking an idea from the concept stage to a fully operational business – supporting 1000’s businesses commence in Melbourne as well as Ballarat and surrounds.  Paul has helped create businesses reflecting the unique characteristics of the local people and culturally diverse backgrounds. 

Paul has done it all. He has mentored, trained and run a business and has experienced the impacts of a changing labour market.

Paul believes age provides a distinct advantage, both in starting a business as well as in the mentoring and coaching role. Paul is passionate about helping individuals who often believe they have limited or no career options because of their age, once becoming unemployed, to challenge this paradigm.

Paul started an online Marketplace – a website marketplace where independent sellers (Australian makers, creators, artists & artisans and boutique manufacturers) are able to open their own shops, and list and sell their products.

Paul is a deal maker – focussing on how to find and create a solution and not be beaten by a barrier. Paul is a networker and has established networks across Ballarat that as an Entrepreneurship Facilitator will be highly beneficial for any individual mentored and supported by Paul.

Locations

Address : 

Please visit Paul Miller at Platypus Coworking Space, Level 2/51 Lydiard St Sth, Ballarat. 

Phone Number :

(+61) 0419 575 562

Opening Hours :

Mon – Fri : 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

After Hours assistance, including on weekends, is available outside of these times, please contact to make an appointment. 

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What people say

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Our experience with Paul Miller has been fantastic. His dedication to supporting the growth of our business has assisted us to move forward with confidence. He is knowledgeable in all areas of business and a real asset to any business/entrepreneur looking to make the path to success easier. Thank you Paul, for sharing your wisdom and being part of our journey.
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The beginning of my business life has been made so much easier using sarina russos entrepreneurs. Paul and his experience in business had given me the confidence i need to make my idea a reality. I cant recommend them enough.
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I have had professional dealings with Paul Miller for many years and he is extremely efficient, knowledgeable & dedicated in his line of work - in all aspects of business. I highly recommend his business acumen plus he is very easy going & likeable to work with. I believe you will be in very capable hands if you choose to partake of his Services. Thank you Paul for all your great work.
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Contact Us

We look forward to hearing from you.

We are excited to welcome new candidates to our program and look forward to hearing from you! 

For general inquiries, please fill out this form. 

For telephone assistance please call 0419575562.

Event Name
Date
Time
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Starting a business later in life mature entrepreneurs conference
4th Oct 2019
8:15 am – 1:00 pm
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Startup business planning workshop
27th July 2019
10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Ticket
Startup business planning workshop
31st Aug 2019
10:00 am – 4:00 pm
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How To Be Your Own Boss

ENTREPRENEURSHIP facilitator, a mouthful of a title, belongs to Dr Paul Miller recently appointed by the Federal government as one of 20 across the county. Minister for Jobs and Industrial Relations Kelly O’Dwyer, said the new facilitators will encourage entrepreneurship and self-employment, particularly among mature age Australians, including those at risk of unemployment due to structural changes in the economy. “You have far more chance of being successful if you start right, and that’s what I help people do.” said Dr Miller. In what could be called a one stop shop for budding entrepreneurs over 45, he helps people navigate the maze of creating a new business. With a background in training and mentoring Dr Miller, whose services are free of charge, knows how to get through the plethora of information out there, knows the pitfalls and how to avoid them.

Event Name
Date
Time
Ticket
Mature entrepreneurs Ballarat meetup networking
Every Friday
12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Ticket
Starting a business made easy free information session networking
5th Aug 2019
10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Ticket
Mature entrepreneurs Ballarat meetup networking
19th Aug 2019
10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Ticket
Starting a business made easy
19th Aug 2019
5:15 pm – 6:15 pm
Ticket