By Darren Stones
It's with pleasure I recognise the Commonwealth by supporting my new business, Darren Stones Visual Communications. This business is supported by the New Enterprise Incentive Scheme, an Australian Government initiative.
On August 5, 2010, I gained approval from the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations for my new business to be operated with their support. As part of the agreement, I'm obliged to run the business in accordance with my NEIS Participant Agreement and my Business Plan.
Throughout the first 12 months of the business operating, I'll be mentored by qualified mentors who will assist me to develop my business, financial and marketing skills for my business venture.
Recently I completed the Certificate IV in Small Business Management at the Kangan Institute Business Enterprise Centre in Essendon, Victoria as part of the NEIS program. The course was a terrific opportunity for me to gain knowledge and learn new skills. The staff and trainers at Kangan are friendly and they made me feel welcome from the very first day.
I'd like to acknowledge the following people at the Kangan Institute Business Enterprise Centre in Essendon:
Tim Cremean - Manager
Reg Eustace - Assistant Manager
Angela Nitchov - Senior Staff & Mentoring Co-ordinator
Carmela Arceri - Administration
Leigh Spiden - Administration
Ilona Way - Marketing
Martin Dowling - Marketing
Rod Cook - Accounting
Eula Jackson - Accounting
Julie Carsewell - Accounting
I'm looking forward to growing my new business and trust it can provide the services and products which can satisfy the needs of businesses and the general public.
New Enterprise Incentive Scheme
Kangan Institute Business Enterprise Centre
Certificate IV in Small Business Management