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Australian Small Business Advisory Services (ASBAS)


ASBAS Australian Small Business Advisory Service


Illawarra ITeC, through its Australian Small Business Advisory Service (ASBAS) Program and with partial funding through the Commonwealth Government, provides low cost and confidential business advice and training to assist new and existing businesses in the Illawarra.

The Small Business Advisory Service provides specialist business advice through business workshops and individual mentoring to help you:

  • Gain control and find direction with business and financial planning and through one on one business mentoring 
  • Develop accountability, focus and new business skills with professional training and advice
  • Increase revenue and productivity through strategic marketing and network connections

Illawarra ITeC’s and our Business Advisors have a clear understanding of business in the local area and has been an influential factor in the success of many locally owned businesses.  Business Advisors help you realise your potential for real business growth by conducting an initial assessment of your business to determine the current situation in the following areas:

  • FUNDING AVENUES & FINANCIAL ANALYSIS – provide an analysis of the businesses finances, determine viability, discuss strategies to improve the bottom line and plan for financial security.

  • BUILDING BETTER BUSINESS – assisting small business clients in preparing Marketing Plans, Promotional Opportunities & Advertising options.

  • MAKING THE MOST OF YOUR TALENT & TEAM – assisting business owners / managers to conduct a skills audit to meet the requirements of the business.  Identifying gaps, recommending training and assisting with recruitment of new staff or recommending outsourcing where required.
  • MANAGEMENT CAPABILITIES – analysis of the business owner/operator to identify current skills levels and recommendations for further development 

  • DIGITAL ENGAGEMENT IMPLEMENTATION – identifying and developing strategies and timelines to implement the right mediums for the engagement of digital media. 

The Small Business Advisory Service caters to start-up, micro, small and medium sized businesses and has been delivering Business Assistance services to the Illawarra, Southern Highlands and South Coast regions for the last 27 years. Our highly experienced business facilitators can provide support and advice through personalised, confidential one-on-one meetings.

Illawarra ITeC is a member of the National BEC Association covering the BEC service regions of Illawarra, Shoalhaven, Southern Highlands and South Coast and also offer the following services:  

  • Business Advice and Planning

  • Accredited and non-accredited training

  • Workshops and seminars

  • Networking events and identification of relevant business awards

  • Specialised support for Indigenous business through the Aboriginal Enterprise Development Officer (AEDO)

  • Facilities and Training Room Hire

Let our Business Advisors steer you in the right direction through our extensive list of business services and contacts.


To see a list of the upcoming workshops and seminars, click here.


Click here to contact ITeC and view office locations.