From Self Employment Assistance to small business owner
The chance to share his love of cooking with the local community saw Prasit Yukatirat join the Self - Employment Assistance. His ambition led to food business Oddie’s Kitchen.
Prasit’s business offers catering options from Asian cuisine and street food, to “not so typical” three-course meals. He also prepares fruit and vegetable carvings, which he says are the highlight of his meal range.
The Holmesglen Self - Employment Assistance program helped Prasit create a comprehensive business plan, and gave him an understanding of the skills needed to manage a small business.
“Self - Employment Assistance introduces people who don't have any experience with owning their own business and ensures they are on the right path. NEIS also helps to make sure [you] meet the required business and government criteria, and it shows you how to manage your own business,” Prasit says.
Prasit feels flexible work hours are an advantage of being a small business owner. This work/life means he can still teach cooking classes on the weekend and explore another personal interest, horticulture. He believes any budding small business owners should explore their passions.
“Start a business that you have an interest in. It needs to be something you enjoy. Use the Self - Employment Assistance program as it will support you along the way in your journey of starting up your own business.”
To apply for New Business Assistance with Self - Employment Assistance, you must meet both the personal and business eligibility requirements. Find out if you’re eligible to start your own small business at holmesglen Self - Employment Assistance.
Prasit Yukatirat has found his passion with food business Oddie’s Kitchen.