‘The Idea Factory – Enterprise with Energy’ is a join initiative between Warialda High School and Gwydir Shire Council that aims to encourage Warialda High school students, as well as others with great business ideas, to jump in and start their own small business.

The initiative encourages budding entrepreneurs to submit their business idea to a panel of judges. Along the way, applicants will be provided with advice and support to fully develop their concept, to ensure their ideas become a viable and sustainable business. Information such as budgeting, business planning, marketing and tips to navigating red tape will be provided through access to expert business advisers.

To further assist, each applicant will be assigned with a business mentor. These mentors are local business men and women with extensive experience in their chosen field, who will advise and guide the start-up on a range of business matters.

An added incentive of $500 for the best high school business ideas, and $1,000 for the best community business idea is up for grabs to help get the winning ideas off the ground.

If you are interested in submitting an idea please download a copy of the Expression of Interest and return to:

Georgia Standrewick
0409 901 540

Rod Smith
0437 446 309

Expression of interest – Community

Expression of interest – Student

Expressions of Interest close Friday 11th October