ENYA runs a toll free advice line service for young people who need information on issues effecting youth enterprise. So, if you need advice on establishing a business or being in business please call 1300 136 921 and select OPTION 3 or email [email protected]
Business Council for Young Australians (BCYA):
ENYA hosts and coordinates the BCYA which is made up of eight young people selected by the ENYA Board each year. Each council member is a young person in business and throughout the year provides feedback to ENYA on current issues affecting young people in business. ENYA then researches these topics and provides draft submissions to stakeholders on behalf of the BCYA. In the last year alone, the BCYA has been working closely with the Australian Tax Office, ASIC and the various State Law Societies and Attorney-General’s departments, providing these bodies with feedback and observations that may assist them in streaming their services to young people in business.
ENYA with the support of the National Australia Bank (NAB) is committed to assisting young people overcome barriers to starting or expanding a business and is proud to introduce the Microenterprise Loan Program. The program is an innovative new opportunity which makes finance, business training and ongoing support available to young people to establish or expand a business.
Specifically ENYA and the NAB’s Microenterprise Loans have been developed to support young entrepreneurs by offering:
• A loan of between $500 and $20 000 to young people for the purpose of starting or growing a business.
• A low interest rate is fixed for the term of the loan. The interest rate will be confirmed at the time of the application.
• Access to wide network of support services including a toll free advice line.
• Access to the Youth and Enterprise Legal Centre, another of ENYA’ s initiatives, which can help you with many of the legal matters associated with starting a business on a reduced-fee basis.
Youth and Enterprise Legal Centre (YELC):
The Youth and Enterprise Legal Centre (YELC) is a not for profit legal centre established to provide free advice and assistance to young people and those in business. YELC provides services under two streams - the Youth Stream and the Enterprise Stream - and its services include free legal information, legal advice on a cost recovery basis and legal representation in limited circumstances.
YELC can assist people in a various areas of law including debt and credit matters, intellectual property, insolvency and bankruptcy, commercial law and practice, taxation matters, Trade Practices Act matters and limited employment law matters.
For more information please call ENYA on 1300 136 921 and select OPTION 1 and leave voice message for legal advice. The next available volunteer will contact you.