Business Connect is a dedicated and personalised NSW Government program that provides trusted advice to help you start or grow your small business.

Community Migrant Resource Centre (CMRC) is engaged by the NSW Department of Industry to deliver multicultural advisory services as a provider of the NSW Business Multicultural Program, in-language business advisory services (Arabic, Cantonese, Mandarin, Korean and Vietnamese).

The Business Connect Multicultural Advisory Services:

  • Provide high quality, professional, culturally relevant business advice and business skills training to individuals, start-ups and small business from multicultural communities in NSW.

  • Promote the creation of new businesses and small business growth through advice, education, skills training and promoting business strategies and innovation that improve resilience, boosts productivity and increases the capabilities of multicultural small businesses to reach new markets.

  • Provide services across the whole of NSW, particularly ensuring services are made available comprehensively (and regularly) in regional areas where there are multicultural communities.

  • Provide services to multicultural businesses in the disability sector or those that want to provide services in the disability sector through the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).

  • Provide advisors and presenters who have the linguistic and cultural skills to promote high quality general business advice and mentoring based on their small business experience, expertise and extensive contacts and networks within multicultural communities.


Business Connect Multicultural Advisory Services provide one-to-one business advice sessions, business advisory services, and training workshops to small businesses and disrupted industries across Metropolitan Sydney and across NSW State Wide.


Specifically our small business advisors offer access to business skill training on all aspects of operating and commencing a business. They also provide self-help tools and resources including local community linkages. 

Our team will be able to provide you and your small business with advice and training on: 

  • Researching

  • Starting a business

  • Business planning

  • Funding avenues and financial analysis

  • Marketing strategies

  • Business bench marking

  • Business exiting strategies


Appointments are confidential and subsidised and can be arranged by contacting:

Uma Menon
P: 02 9687 9901 or M: 0407 482 127
Level 4, 1 Horwood Place Parramatta NSW 2150


  1. Arabic Business Advisor – 0450 448 456
    2. Arabic Business Advisor - – 0481 882 848
    3. Chinese (Mandarin) Business Advisor - – 0402 333 826
    4. Chinese (Cantonese) Business Advisor – 0497 705 001
    5. Korean Business Advisor - – 0412 124 846
    6. Vietnamese Business Advisor - – 0424 650 609

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REGIONAL NSW Office Locations

Illawarra Multicultural Services (IMS)
P: 02 4229 6855
17 Auburn St
Wollongong NSW 2500


Northern Settlement Services (NSS)
P: 02 4969 3399
8 Chaucer St
Hamilton NSW 2303