The Place Charlestown

The Business Centre

'Developing Business by Developing People'


The Business Centre provides you with assistance in starting or expanding your business by discussing new ideas, creating clarity and direction. Our Business Advisors are experienced and passionate about small business. Connect with our team and create a solid foundation for growth with support, direction and assistance given.

If you are starting your business or expanding your business you can access fully subsided (that's no cost to you) business advisory consultation in Lake Macquarie.


The Business Centre delivers the Small Biz Connect program, accelerating small businesses to economic sustainability, delivering growth and employment for NSW.  

Meet with a local business advisor to help you plan for your business' success. All small business owners in NSW are eligible to access Small Biz Connect, including start-ups and growth business. 

As part of Small Biz Connect, our local business advisor will take you through an online diagnostic
tool to analyse your business in an easy, efficient way. Your advisor will then help you develop a
simple action plan which identifies the skills you need to develop, and the next steps you need to
take to achieve your goals. 

The focus is on outcomes and making sure that your business really gets the grassroots, face to
face support that it needs. This accessible program provides you with up to three hours of support
which is fully subsidised through the NSW Small Business Commissioners office.


Appointments are available at The Place each Thursday.  Contact The Business Centre on 4925 7700 or via email