Free and low cost assistance for people with a business or business idea

Rising To The Top

Perfect for those willing to make a small investment in a structured, intensive change management process.


Our Rising To The Top program will challenge your thinking and provide you with new insights into your business by looking at the why (your purpose), the what (the value you create / can create for customers) and the how (your business model). The program features practical tools such as the Business Model Canvas and Value Proposition Canvas processes made famous by and featured in its best selling books.

You will receive:

  • 3 x 2 hour action sessions at your home or business
  • Follow-up telephone and email support
  • Ongoing access to our business advisors and coaches
  • Ongoing access to our community of like minded business people
  • Useful tools that we will show you how to apply to your business

This program is subsidised by the Australian Government, so that participating businesses pay just $200. Places are strictly limited.Switch Tasmania delivers this program to businesses in the Central Coast, Devonport, Latrobe and Kentish municipalities.

By combining the Rising To The Top program ($200 per business) with our Enterprise Centres Tasmania program, startups and existing business can access more than 10 hours of professional assistance. Outstanding value.

Keep an eye on our events page for our related Rising To The Top workshops. Just $25 per participant, these short, intensive workshops are a perfect introduction to the Value Proposition Canvas and Business Model Canvas that our Rising To The Top program is based on.

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Rising To The Top – Our Framework

Enterprise Centres Tasmania

Up to five hours of free support for intenders and existing businesses.

The Tasmanian Government’s Enterprise Centres Tasmania program provides intenders and existing businesses with up to five hours of assistance, delivered at their home, business or other convenient location. We provide a range of assistance, including business advice, coaching and simply connecting you with others in our network who may be able to help.

A note about the difference between coaching and consulting

Government funded business assistance traditionally involves a business advice / consulting approach, whereby the business advisor or consultant diagnoses the “problem” that the business faces, and designs and or implements a solution. We offer this service, however we also provide the option of a coaching approach. Through a series of coaching conversations, a coach helps clients identify and achieve personal or organisational goals by helping them to increase their awareness of the situation and the options at their disposal, and holding them accountable for the actions that they agree to take. Business coaching is like personal training for business! Watch this video for more information.