Ready to explore, start or grow a business?

Our Enterprise programme supports transitioning Defence members, military veterans, and ADF partners of current or former serving members. Our free programmes are designed to help you:

explore

Build the confidence to pursue self-employment, including entrepreneurship and small business.

enhance

Enhance the skills you need to thrive in the rapidly changing world of work, including as an intrapreneur within a business.

connect

Connect with like-minded business owners and build new networks across Australia.

We support Australia's veteran and ADF family entrepreneurs throughout the journey of starting a business, from exploration to ideation and growth.

Every entrepreneurial journey starts with an idea — Enterprise Online gives you the tools you need to make your idea a reality while connecting you with likeminded veterans and family members across Australia. 

Whatever stage on your journey, Enterprise Online helps you figure out the life you want and, if appropriate, safely build a business to suit it. 

Along the way, we'll support you to build the skills and confidence you need to prepare for, and respond to, the rapidly changing world of work. So if you decide self-employment isn't right for you, or you need a sea change, you've got some great tools in the toolbox to help you take your next step. 

If you have already started a business or a side hustle, we encourage you to start your journey with us here. This programme is great for carving out much-needed time to work on your business, with the right foundations to support your business' growth.

What we cover
  • Explore career opportunities and build a business to suit you and your goals.
  • Understand key trends in the Australian small business landscape.
  • Identifying business opportunities.
  • Applying human-centered design tools to support sustainable business development and growth.
  • Build confidence to innovate in life and work.
  • Engage with new entrepreneurial networks and communities.
How it works

Each programme includes three, two-hour facilitated online sessions, held across two weeks. Our facilitated sessions are supported by self-directed learning modules, accessed online.

Our Enterprise Online programme is delivered separately for veterans and ADF family members. We work with no more than 15 participants per programme to ensure our content is tailored and relevant to your circumstances.

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Struggling to understand the dollars and cents? Need to pull together your business plan? Looking for support to understand your legal and financial responsibilities?

Enterprise Connect helps you accelerate your business. Offered four times a year, the Enterprise Connect programme is open to alumni of Enterprise Online.

What we cover
  • Refining your business' foundations using best practice methodologies and frameworks.
  • Planning for long-term success in business.
  • Enhancing your personal and professional financial wellbeing.
  • Refining your pitch to successfully communicate with customers and stakeholders.
  • Engage with new entrepreneurial networks and communities.
How it works

Collaborating with experts across Australia, Enterprise Connect is a series of facilitated online sessions, held over two months. Each session is supported by self-directed content, technical resources, and bespoke mentoring opportunities.

The Enterprise Connect programme is delivered for both veterans and ADF families simultaneously. We work with no more than 15 participants per program to ensure our content is tailored and relevant to your circumstances. All of our programmes are trauma-informed.

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Community is key, and we'd love to share ours with you. Support your business by engaging in our robust network of resources, networks and mentors.

From virtual meetups with business experts and industry-based community catch-ups, to connecting with local support services and participating in Buy Veteran initiatives, we're always innovating new programmes and events to support our growing community.

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Have you started a business and looking for support to help you grow?

Prince’s Trust Australia is launching its free Enterprise Accelerator, a face-to-face programme designed to support veterans and ADF families in business.

Who is it for?

Transitioning ADF members
ADF veterans at any stage in their career
ADF partners of current and former serving members

The Accelerator supports early-stage or new established businesses. Individuals (sole traders) or teams within a businesses (2-3 employees) can join the programme.

Programme Dates

Our first Accelerator programme will start on Monday, 11 July 2022 and conclude on Friday, 29 July 2022.

The Accelerator will be held from 10 AM to 4PM on each Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday at The Precinct in Fortitude Valley, Brisbane.

Optional virtual activities will be made available for participants to access during the programme.

Following the Accelerator in Brisbane, we will host a second programme in Sydney in early 2023.

Programme Activities

The Accelerator will include facilitated delivery, guest speakers, mentoring sessions, and daily check-in activities.

Week 1: Fundamentals, identifying customers and validating markets
Week 2: Building teams, legal basics, raising money
Week 3: Branding and messaging, storytelling and vision planning

This is a pilot programme and activities are subject to change.

How to Apply

Applicants must register their interest online before Friday, 24 June 2022.

Successful applicants will be notified by email no later than Friday, 1 July.

Apply here


If you have any questions about the Accelerator programme, please use the form below to reach a member of our team.
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A note on our work

Prince’s Trust Australia works closely with our alumni, the Department of Defence and the Department of Veterans’ Affairs to ensure our programmes meet the needs of Australia’s Defence community. This includes working with Defence Transition Coaches, trusted ex-service partners, and veteran community businesses.

We are guided by an Advisory Council, chaired by the His Excellency, General the Honourable David Hurley AC DSC.

We respect our participants and are committed to the highest safeguarding standards. Our programmes are trauma informed.

All staff hold Working with Children Checks and police clearances.

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