Your questions answered

1. What is SAYES and how can it help me?
2. Am I eligible for SAYES?
3. When and how do I apply?
4. Are business loans or grants available?

1. What is SAYES and how can it help me?

SAYES will provide you with:
  • Business training
  • An experienced mentor to guide you
  • The opportunity to meet like minded young entrepreneurs
  • Networking opportunities.
SAYES provides a series of workshops over the course of a year (one per month – evenings only) for participants to help build their business skills. Each workshop is presented by an expert in their field. Current topics of our workshop program include; Business direction and strategic management; Marketing and Business planning.
A key component of the SAYES program is matching each participant with an experienced business mentor. These skilled business people volunteer their time to provide guidance through their own extensive business and professional expertise.

2. Am I eligible for SAYES?

  • Australian Citizen and South Australian resident
  • Aged 18-35 years at the time of applications closing
  • Are the owner of a business or business idea and are in the start-up and early stages of operations
  • Be ready to get your business off the ground
*Please note that our definition of an entrepreneur is; A person who owns, organises, operates, and assumes the risk for a business venture.

3. When and how do I apply?

Applications are taken around June each year. You can apply here or join our waiting list to be notified when applications open.

Supported by the Department of Manufacturing, Innovation, Trade, Resources and Energy. 


Adelaide Office

Level 1
136 Greenhill Road Unley
South Australia 5061

P 08 8300 0000
F 08 8300 0001



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