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The Growth Roadmap service provides an analysis of your business by an independent facilitator of the Commonwealth Government’s Entrepreneurs’ Programme

They’ll help you develop a roadmap to increase your ability to trade in Australia and/or other markets. It is currently open and you can apply at any time

It is basically a broad review of your business to find ways you can improve it

You can apply at any time

You will get a broad review of your business, a roadmap and support from a mentor for up to 1 year

This service is available to any business in a specified growth sector who wants assistance to grow and enter new markets

How it works?

With a Growth Roadmap you’ll get access to a skilled facilitator who will:

  • come to your business premises to gather information
  • analyse your business using industry knowledge and diagnostic tools
  • do further research and analysis away from your business
  • prepare a tailored roadmap to increase your ability to trade in Australia and/or other markets
  • coach and mentor you for up to 1 year

With their support you can:

  • build skills for your business
  • find opportunities for growth
  • ensure you’re able to continue improving your business after the service ends
  • help you action the recommendations from your roadmap
  • connect with other organisations for help

Once you’ve received your Growth Roadmap, you may be eligible for a Growth Grant. This grant will help you fund the recommendations in your roadmap.


You must:

  • have an Australian business number (ABN)
  • be registered for goods and services tax (GST)
  • have filed business activity statements showing ongoing trading in Australia, for at least 3 consecutive years
  • have the intent and opportunity to engage in or increase trade in Australian or overseas markets

Your business must also be one of the following:

  • an incorporated company
  • an incorporated trustee applying on behalf of a trust

Your annual turnover or operating expenditure, in the current or one of the two past financial years, must be either:

  • between $1.5 million and $100 million
  • between $750,000 and $100 million if you’re located in remote Australia or northern Australia

You must also meet one of the following criteria:

  • be already operating in one or more specified growth sectors
  • have intent and ability to operate in a specified growth sector
  • provide enabling technologies or services to a specified growth sector

Dowling Consultancy welcome contact from any businesses that is open to access our professional grant application services to support their submission

If you require assistance with your grant writing challenges, then we would welcome the opportunity to assist in accelerating your potential to win a grant

We have assisted numerous businesses with grant applications and win government grants

Contact Steve Dowling on 0409 478 850 for a confidential, no obligation discussion