BizValidator makes it easy for businesses to find the information they need through a government portal.
BizValidator allows potential business owners to enter the area and type of business they are looking to establish. This information is then fed into the decision support module which evaluates the top three factors important to the success of this type of business.
This system is designed to scale infinitely but key datasets include:
Victorian and NSW Government Public transport stop locations
Liverpool City Council Pedestrian Sensor data.
Australian Government Stocktake of Australian Innovation Precincts
Description of Use
BizValidator provides businesses with insight for location decisions. From user research we found that passing foot traffic is of key importance to many businesses, especially seasonal data. This data-set provides detailed temporal data required and has been integrated into the platform.
Description of Use
we had problems with realistically using the data:
- cannot find success rate with much granularity
e.g. could not find the rate of success for people in businesses in the construction industry, within Queensland, who are refugees.
Without this, cannot use the success rate to understand who needs to be targeted differently.
Where you choose to open a business plays a big role in whether you succeed or fail in small business. Many business owners make these decisions based on gut-feel or by doing extensive desk-research.
How might open data help small business make better decisions?
Helping Start-ups and New Small Businesses in Australia
Choose one of the following questions to address:
1. What trends in business activity can help encourage self-employment through NEIS?
2. What type of NEIS businesses are being started and are successful (participated in the full 12 months of NEIS Assistance) and what can we learn from broader industry growth areas?
3. How do we encourage self-employment through greater participation in NEIS for cohorts currently underrepresented?