Do you have a great idea for a business but don’t know where to start?

If you have a great idea for a business and you’d like to apply for NEIS, please complete our online application form.

This form is key to your acceptance to the programme, and all required entries have to be filled in. If you feel you need help filling it in, contact us before submitting your application – an incomplete form may not be accepted.  You can also refer to our guide ‘Steps to make a successful NEIS application’.

Mission Providence undertakes to treat your Business Plan and other commercial sensitive material, confidential and will not disclose it to any third party other than provided for under our contract with the Commonwealth Department of Employment. All information provided in this form will be treated in line with Mission Providence’s privacy consent policy. To assist in the review of your application we may have to contact your jobactive provider.

Note: if you are having difficulties submitting this form, click here to download a hard-copy NEIS application and email it to communications@missionprovidence.com.au  

Stage 1

APPLICANT DETAILS

Stage 2

BUSINESS PARTNER (IF APPLICABLE)

Stage 3

Stage 4

SUMMARY OF BUSINESS IDEA Please answer all questions.
Explain in detail your idea for a business. Include basic information such as the service or product, the target demographic (who are your customers?), and a unique selling proposition that gives your business an advantage over competitors. A business concept may involve a new product or simply a novel approach to marketing or delivering an existing product. For example: "My business is developing a range of gluten-free confectionery products designed for people with gluten-free dietary needs. Our products will be available to order through our online website, which will also include additional recipe ideas. I will be using social media to build a shared community around these gluten-free products."
You should do some type of market research to find out if your business idea is likely to succeed, and to help you understand the preferences of your potential customers. You could survey your potential customers to find out if they are interested in your product or service. You can research competitors by visiting their store, their website or reading their marketing materials. Or, you can gather statistics on your industry and the size of your market through websites such as the ABS. Demonstrate that you have done some research into your market.
Is your product or service idea better or different to other ideas on the market, or does it meet an unmet need? Does your area lack the service or product that you can provide? Show how your business will enhance the community, or if you are offering a service that already exists, describe how you will provide a service that is better or different to other existing services.

Stage 5