Entrepreneurship Facilitators Initiative

Thinking about creating your own career?

Taking the steps to work for yourself is an exciting and challenging journey – we can help you with the struggles so you come out on top. Read about what we do, and book an appointment today. 


What is it?

A great idea solves a problem that your customer needs solved, so when that idea hits you but you feel like you could use some mentoring to turn that idea into a fully-fledged business – give us a call. Subsidised by the Australian Government, (a completely free service for you!) the Entrepreneurship Facilitators Initiative allows us to be there to support you throughout the process of starting and running your own small business, with what we know and who we know. Our Entrepreneurship Facilitator, Taz, provides practical assistance to support and encourage you to start and build your business.

One-on-one Mentoring

Taz believes in development through the sharing of ideas, transfer of knowledge and relationship-driven collaboration. Taz is an experienced mentor and facilitator with a passion for helping people achieve their best. She can meet you in Launceston, or we travel to each of our service regions once a month. We travel to:

West Tamar | Break O’Day | Dorset | Northern Midlands | George Town | Meander Valley.


Access to Other Services

We’ve got connections to so many different networks of people who make it their business to help yours. We can link you up with people and services to get your show on the road, or give it a paddle when you’re up the creek.

Tools and Tips

Focus is a major barrier for some – choosing your idea, making decisions and running with them is tough especially when you could do with a sounding board. Not to mention getting your ideas out of your head and into a plan. We’ll guide you through some quality in-house tools to simplify it all.

Events Created For You

We’ve had the pleasure of seeing over 300 entrepreneurs one on one – meaning that we have a unique understanding of the skills you’d all like to polish up. We also have a good amount of research behind us here, and we strive to create unique, practical events that make things click for you. Nab your ticket for upcoming events here.

Mentoring Circles

In 2019 we are launching Founder Friday – it’s a peer support group, a gathering of like minded people on their own business journey, learning from and sharing with each other. Contact us to see how you can be involved.

The Five Key Elements of Being or Having a Great Mentor


Listen attentively and provide structure, feedback and direction including holding the mentee accountable.


Share own real life experiences which are relevant to the mentee situation or goals.


Question the mentee preconceptions of self and approach to situations:provoke towards highest standards and ambitions.


Encourage the mentee to be clear about their rationale for their decisions and their philosophy underpinning their practice or career goals.


Value and validate the mentee.

I want to...

Start A Business

Grow My Business

Make My Own Job

Build My Skills

Get Help With My Business


Have questions, queries, comments? Want help solving a problem? The best way to get in touch with us is via this form. It goes to a shared inbox so you’ll have three people ready and raring to get back to you.

The information we collect on this form simply gives us the best idea of how we can help you and what information we need to get you there.

Of course, you can give us a call on 03 6349 1919, Monday to Friday 9 to 5.

The Van Diemen Project Business Hub

53 Elizabeth Street,

Launceston TAS 7250

(03) 6349 1919