are examples of projects undertaken in
for the Australian National executive of Small Business Agencies
(NESBA) on government support programs and how to achieve better
and more targeted outcomes with limited resources.
and publishing Incubation Works:Case Studies for
Australian Small Business Incubators and their impact, for the
Australia New Zealand Association of Business Incubators and
Formation ofEpicorp Ltdas a high
technology venture capital
linked ICT Incubation framework for the ACT. CREEDA led the
consortium comprising the Australian National University, CSIRO and
the University of Canberra that now owns EPIcorp Ltd. CREEDA's
feasibility study and business plan for this incubator and
subsequent bid led to Epicorp receiving $8million form the
Commonwealth's Building IT Strengths (BITS) Program for the
establishment of the incubator.
Development of a bio -
science technology incubator in Palmerston North City Council and
toolkit for employment and enterprise development for use by
practitioners involved in local economic development.
employment strategies and business plans for ACCs Regional
Development Bodies in Australian the Northern Territory, South
Australia, the ACT and Queensland.
national project for the Australian Government to trial Support
models to Assist New Apprenticeships Completions.
Pioneering studies for
the Australian Government looking into the potential for what are
being called "incubators without walls" - extending the quality and
level of support to businesses which are not located in the same
building. As a part of this we have investigated how electronic
communication technology can be used to link people in remote areas
and enhance the provision of business support services.
personal and business- self assessment and information kit,
Good Business of Just a Good Idea, Business Self Assessment and
Information Kit, has been developed for indigenous people on
behalf of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission and is
now used throughout Australia. This has been used with all
indigenous business aspirants for the past 5 years.
into home based businesses. CREEDA Projects has undertaken
pioneering research and data analysis into this sector with the
largest survey to date of home based businesses and the publication
of the report From Backyarders to Front Runners for the
Australian Government (Department of Employment Workplace Relations
and Small Business)
Development and delivery
of the Springboard Small Business Growth Program, based on
adult learning principles and involving facilitated peer - to
- peer processes. This has been delivered throughout
Town renewal pilot project for the IMB Community Foundation in
Narooma, NSW in 2003. The pilot drew together a small town renewal
workshop, the Springboard Small Business Growth Program and the
Positive Choices Leadership Program and was astoundingly
successful. The IMB Community Foundation has requested a second
project in SE NSW this year.
into the non-farm business impact of drought in Australia for the
Australian Government (Department of Transport and Regional