Business Enterprise Centre (BEC) – Brisbane Metro is part of a national network of Business Enterprise Centres across Australia. The BEC has been a part of Career Employment Australia Ltd since 1996, providing assistance to small business start-ups and existing business owners across Brisbane and Gold Coast. Career Employment Australia Ltd is a non-profit community based organisation that formed in Brisbane in 1980, supporting employment creation, business development, skills development and training programs across Brisbane and now across Australia.
Guidance on available banking and finance products, how to present finance bids, effective cash flow management processes and financial data interpretation and referrals to accounting advice
Diagnostic assessment of current business operations, followed by business planning advice that meets identified needs; assistance in preparing marketing plans on promotional opportunities and advertising options; guidance on entering new markets and the feasibility of new business ideas, including exporting products or services
Guidance on human resource strategies, including recruitment, employment and occupational health and safety (OH&S) requirements; advisory service meetings and networking opportunities; talent recruitment and retention tools; training programmes to inform enterprising people about significant new regulations and/or relevant Australian Government business initiatives
Assistance with creating, reviewing and implementing business plans, assessing and improving supply-chain management, succession planning and creating security over leased premises or intellectual property; assistance to access appropriate legal advice, including on licensing, retail tenancy, intellectual property, and credit management
Advice and assistance on e-commerce take-up; advice and assistance with information technology and broadband services issues; advice on adopting technology concepts to assist with marketing, managing and growing ideas