Business Connect

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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.


Our services include practical and highly subsidised:

  • Mobile, face-to-face business advice with an accredited business advisor
  • Workshops and seminars
  • Business bus
  • Local business events
  • Business resources and fact sheet

Start, grow or innovate your business

With a network of local advisors available across NSW, Business Connect provides the advice, skills and information you need at any stage of your business. Our advisors have the experience and knowledge to tackle a range of business challenges including:

  • Business planning
  • How to startup
  • Marketing
  • How to access finance and legal advice
  • Strategic planning

Business Connect also supports:

  • Disrupted industries including the taxi and hire car industry
  • Businesses affected by the construction of Sydney Light Rail
  • Multicultural communities. Our Multicultural advisors are available for Arabic, Cantonese, Mandarin, Vietnamese and Korean speakers.

Specialist support

Digital specialists are available to provide expert advice on digital readiness and digital innovation, including growth hacking strategies, search optimisation, design thinking and project and automation management.

Creative specialists are available through Business Connect to provide expert advice and support tailored to startups and SMEs in the creative industries.

Find a trusted advisor near you.

  1. Start your business small

    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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    Back to Business Week 2017

    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.

  3. Business Bus

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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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    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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    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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    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.