Business Connect

Flood waters on road

Business Connect (formerly Small Biz Connect) is a quality, personalised business advisory service, funded by the NSW Government, that supports small-to-medium businesses start or grow their business successfully.

The recent North Coast floods have affected small businesses in Ballina Shire, Byron Shire, Kyogle, Lismore City, Richmond Valley and Tweed Shire. Free 'Business funding and recovery' seminars will be held 20 - 21 April in Lismore and Murwillumbah to assist small businesses recovering from the floods. Read more >>

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    About Business Connect

    Business Connect aims to support small businesses to startup, create jobs through growth, help established small to medium enterprises (SMEs) become sustainable and increase business confidence across NSW.

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    Disrupted industries

    Business Connect has dedicated advisors, workshops and events to provide small businesses with independent and confidential advice and information during the construction period.

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    Business Bus

    The Business Connect Bus delivers highly subsidised face-to-face business advice to regional areas across NSW.

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    Start your business

    Business Connect advisors give you the advice, skills and information you need to navigate the steps to set up your business. Their experience and knowledge are gained from running a small business themselves.

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    Grow your business

    Speak to a Business Connect advisor to help plan the next stage of your business. Our digital specialist advisors will also make sure you are making the most of your digital marketing and maximising online sales.

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    Frequently asked questions

    With a network of local advisors available across NSW, complemented by specialist support, Business Connect provides the advice, skills and information you need at any stage of your business.

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    Success stories

    Our Business Connect advisors have helped many small businesses across NSW succeed. Learn more about how Business Connect can help your business grow.

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    Business Connect events

    Business Connect runs a number of workshops, seminars and roadshows to help you start and grow your small business.

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    Back to Business Week

    Back to Business Week is a NSW Government initiative that runs from 26 February – 4 March 2017. Back to Business Week celebrates small to medium businesses and promotes and supports the critical role they play in local communities.