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The Centralian advocate Tue 23 May 2006



The Centralian advocate Tue 23 May 2006


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Community newspapers; Northern Territory; Alice Springs; Tennant Creek (N.T.); Newspapers; Alice Springs (N.T.); Australia, Central

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Nationwide News Pty. Limited

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Alice Springs


v. 59 no. 105

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Centralian Advocate, Tuesday, May 23, 2006 11 PU B :C A D V D A TE :2 3M A Y -2 00 6 PA G E: 11 C O LO R : C M YK Is your company registered with the NTICN? The NTICN assists and directs buyers of goods and services to source from local suppliers. Through this FREE service, both private and government sector procurement offices utilise our comprehensive database featuring NT businesses and their capabilities to identify local suppliers. To enable us to identify your capability for business opportunities, register or update your company profile with the NTICN NOW! Contact Charmaine Barrett | Email charmaine.barrett@nticn.com.au Tel +61(0)8 8922 9422 | Fax +61 (0)8 8922 9430 | Web www.nticn.com.au 14 47 02 /0 6 Horwath are the local small business experts. Business Planning Business Set-up Advice Business Structuring Income Tax Returns & Advice GST Advice Bookkeeping Services Finance Assistance 2nd Floor, 44 Bath Street (Cnr Gregory Terrace) Alice Springs Phone Tanya on: 8952 3999 154702/06 Territory Business Centre Need help to start a business? Need a business or occupational licence or permit? Need help to grow your business? Contact the Territory Business Centre today. Call 8951 8524 or visit us at the Peter Sitzler Building, 67 North Stuart Highway Alice Springs www.nt.gov.au/business Horwath offers wide range of services HORWATH has been the small business specialists in the Northern Territory for over 20 years. As part of the Horwath Aust ralia network Horwath has the capability, skills and network to assist businesses to grow to their full potential, while maintaining personalised service and value for money. Horwath offers a range of services to small businesses including: Business set-up advice. Preparation of business appraisals. Assistance with obtaining finance. Business and tax planning. Succession planning. Remuneration packaging. Bookkeeping services. Horwaths staff are client focused and committed toworking with clients to help the clients achieve goals. Horwath are the small business specialists. Help to set up small business STARTING or running a small business can be an exciting venture, but it can also be confusing and a little scary. This is where the Territory Business Centre (TBC) can help. There is much to think about when starting a small business, suchasdevelopingabusinessplan, registering the business name and obtaining relevant licences and permits. The Territory Business Centre, established to help people start or manage their business, is an initiative of the NT Government. It can be accessed through the Department of Business, Economic and Regional Development. Friendly staff are always ready to offer help and advice on how to start or grow any business. The TBC offers a wide range of free businesstraining workshops, and can also put small business owners in touch with advisers. Applications can be lodged for a wide range of business and occupational licences or to find out how to develop the best method of expanding enterprises. For anyone, from indigenous entrepreneurs to people looking for advice on how to start a business in the mining, petroleum or defence supply industries, the TBC knows who to contact. It can help anyone with their business, in any stage of development. Visit the Territory Business Centre at the Peter Sitzler Building, 67North StuartHighway or go to the website www.nt.gov.au/business. Group helps lift NT buying Kevin Peters is the general manager/director of Northern Territory Industry Capability Network (NTICN). ONE of the constant challenges facing a small to medium enterprise is getting exposure for the company and its capabilities. The prime focus of the Northern Territory Industry Capability Network is to capture company details and put them forward when another (usually larger) company or Government department is looking for various products at no cost to the company. This is a free service available to Territory companies. The NTICNs objective is to promote the capability which exists within the Northern Territory and to ensure the Northern Territory retains as much of the commercial opportunities on offer as possible. It is a stand-alone company part owned by the NT Chamber of Commerce and the Territory Construction Association (TCA). But the NT Government, through the Department of Business, Economic and Regional Development (DBERD), provides financial assistance as part of its commitment to encourage local participation. This enables NTICN to provide services to local companies at no charge. NTICN encourages larger companies to utilise its data base to nominate Territory companies. This may be during the construction phase of a project, or the ongoing procurement practises at operational level. Services It is important to note that government procurement officers are obliged to utilise NTICN services in particular circumstances. The NTICN must be consulted to ensure goods and services up to the value of $50,000 are not available from within the Northern Territory prior to purchasing interstate or overseas. It is also a referral point for purchasing officers when looking for general information onwhat is available locally. If a company is not registered on the NTICNdatabase, then it is missing out on both private and government sector opportunities. Why miss out when the exercise costs nothing? It will give the added exposure all businesses want by going to the NT ICN web s i t e www.nticn.com.au and downloading a registration form. All information received and the referral process is confidential. For further information contact Garry Ross or Kevin Peters on 8922 9422.