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  • I believe that anyone can start the NEIS program and really build up a successful

  • business. I didn't finish high school, I was a single mum who was pregnant at 17

  • and I just put everything into the business and doesn't matter where you

  • come from you can really start a business with nothing and build it up to

  • be successful.

  • My name is Martina and I own Backstage Beauty.

  • I always thought it would be fun to work for myself and be able to get out of a store and do makeup

  • for fashion shows and models and weddings and that sort of thing. I had

  • considered running my business previously, it had always been a thought

  • in the back of my head. I just never knew where to start it was I guess

  • overwhelming not knowing anything about running a business, I didn't have family

  • or friends that had businesses. So it was something I always wanted but didn't see

  • a way of starting I guess.

  • I found out about the NEIS program online and I thought it was a really good opportunity.

  • In the NEIS program we started off by

  • doing a Certificate IV in a Small Business Management. There we learnt all

  • the elements that were required for starting a business and running a

  • business. And then we worked on a business plan and submitted our business

  • plan at the end of the program. And then once we had finished the business plan

  • and began our business we had a business mentor who helped us along the way for a

  • year. Throughout the program I received an allowance from NEIS as well, which it

  • just helped support you for the first year because I found in the first year

  • there's a lot of expenses involved in the business. I've grown my business over

  • the past almost five years and each year's just been a little step higher.

  • First year definitely the hardest, but now five years later got a team of 12 girls

  • and we do over 150 weddings a year. I would really recommend these to anyone

  • that's thinking about starting their own business. As hard as it seems to start a

  • business and it's quite overwhelming and I think the program really helps you

  • set you up and just give you everything that you need at the start. As well as

  • that mentoring, because yeah, without that I think I would definitely have given up

  • in the first year and it's just priceless the help and support that you

  • get throughout the program.

I believe that anyone can start the NEIS program and really build up a successful

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Backstage Beauty in the spotlight with the help of New Business Assistance with NEIS

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    林宜悉 posted on 2020/10/23
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