Women in business
The NSW Government is committed to supporting business women by increasing participation of women in entrepreneurial endeavours across metropolitan and regional NSW.
Women are key drivers of the strong economic growth we are continuing to experience in NSW and are capable of becoming the catalyst for innovation and job growth.
If you're in business, planning to start a business, or your business is about helping other women in business, we have identified a range of useful resources to help.
Women Entrepreneurs Online Network
The NSW Government launched the Women Entrepreneurs Online Network (WON), a platform created by female industry leaders. WON is a one‐stop‐shop connecting aspiring and existing entrepreneurs with the resources, knowledge and people that can help them create and grow their business through their business journey.
We understand that having the necessary resources; knowledge, skills and networks is paramount to the success of any business venture.
That's why we have collated the best government, industry, academic and non-government resources to create a collaborative online community of programs, initiatives and useful links to assist you on your entrepreneurial journey.
These resources will assist you with a wide variety of business-related activities, such as:
- developing a business plan
- conducting market research
- tapping into funding opportunities and licensing information
- guiding you with accessing useful networks
- training opportunities
Women Entrepreneurs Network
WON is a community of women entrepreneurs supporting women entrepreneurs across NSW. The group seeks to build community, extend networks and share information.
Do your research
Understanding the market is a critical first step in assessing the feasibility and potential long term viability of your product or service offering.
Learn from others
Building relationships with businesses in your industry or niche sector can help you in many ways.
Many business initiatives have come to fruition thanks to a funding boost which was needed to kick start a great idea.
Ensuring your skills and those of your team are second to none is important in today’s competitive business environment.
Taking it global
Are you thinking about taking your business beyond Australia’s shores?
Running a business in regional and rural areas comes with a unique set of opportunities and challenges.
Leadership and helping others
Become a champion for female entrepreneurship by connecting with like-minded women and establishing networks to build confidence and empower current and aspiring businesswomen.
Selling to government
Government has comprehensive procurement policies and processes to ensure responsible investment of public funds.
Languages & visas
We celebrate multiculturalism and recognise that NSW businesswomen are as diverse as the society we live in.
Watch the video of a Women in Entrepreneurship roundtable, where a number of ideas were promoted to help drive female entrepreneurship.