Our Business

In early 2012, Rural Sector Support Incorporated (RSS Inc.) was registered as an Incorporated Not- For- Profit organisation capable of responding to competitive grant funding opportunities which would enable the organisation to assist rural and regional communities.

The mission of the organisation is to help groups of people through creating innovative opportunities via the development of person centred services and solutions, to promote education and financial assistance, guidance and counselling, designed to improve their independence and ability.  RSS Inc aims to achieve its objectives through the funding and support of projects that have real potential to achieve significant results for people within rural and regional Australia.

RSS Inc is run by a committed Board of Directors with a wealth of experience and knowledge in a variety of industry sectors.  The RSS Board also oversees the Rural Financial Counselling Service Program grant service delivery for Central and Western NSW, with 12 Office Sites and a dedicated team of Rural Financial Counsellors who assist rural clients across 60% of the State.  

In November 2014, RSS Inc applied for grant funding under the Australian Government – Department of Industry, Australian Small Business Advisory Service Program (ASBAS) program. On 13th February 2015, the Minister for Small Business, the Hon Bruce Billson MP, announced that RSS Inc was successful in gaining funding under this program.  

To facilitate the ASBAS Program, RSS Inc has registered the business name of Orana ASBAS and has engaged a full time Business Advisor.   The Orana ASBAS service area will cover the following LGA’s: Dubbo, Parkes, Forbes, Wellington, Narromine, Bogan, Gilgandra, Coonamble and Warren, with the Business Advisor’s primary office location at Dubbo.

Orana ASBAS will: develop the capacity of enterprising entrepreneurs, start-up and existing small business owners at low cost. The objective of the Orana ASBAS Program is to deliver small business advisory services to the service region, through face-to-face, mobile, video, online and telephone advisory services and public action-learning small group workshops, within five key clients service outcome areas:



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