How NEIS helped Nick start Fantashnick Foods

Fantashnick Foods provides cafe quality vegetarian food at markets in and around Sydney.

Nick and Tash started Fantashnik Foods after life took a sharp turn which caused them to re-evaluate their priorities.

They both wanted to start their own business but with no business experience, they found the support and guidance of NEIS beneficial.

NEIS provided Nick with small business training – helping him to understand the fundamentals of starting a new business – as well as mentoring support from an experienced business mentor.

With constant and steady growth over the last 6 months, they now have plans to open their own retail shop in the next few months.

The NEIS program has been delivered by APM Employment Services since February 2020. It was previously delivered by Konekt Employment.

From 1 July 2022, Self-Employment Assistance replaced the NEIS program.