About our advisors

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Access to finance specialists

The lack of access to affordable finance and maintaining reliable cash flow is one of the most common reasons for business failure and a significant barrier to innovation for Australian small businesses.

Specialist access to finance advisors can assist you to understand your options including the many non-traditional finance, loan and grant options that are now available to small and medium businesses. Valiant Finance deliver these services.

Our finance specialists can help you understand how to:

  • achieve growth, innovate, scale up, export and capture new markets or market share through access to a wide range of finance options
  • navigate the small and medium business lending market, to understand pricing and product terminology, credit policies and provide expertise and advice on the options available
  • diagnose your business’s current state of finance readiness and provide insights and solutions.

For upcoming workshops and seminars on how to access finance browse our events section.

Digital and innovation specialists

Technology-based disruption is being felt across all businesses with no business model or industry safe from its effects.

Speak to one of our digital specialist advisors, to take advantage of the opportunity that the digital economy and new technology is creating for smaller businesses. Our advisors can help your business achieve growth through innovation and digital readiness, to disrupt, innovate, scale up and capture new markets or market share. Netstripes deliver these services.

Attend a workshop  or seminar to understand growth hacking strategies, search optimisation, ideation, design, email marketing and online advertising, use of automation and business model refinement to increase productivity and growth.

Creative industries specialists

NSW is home to around 50,000 creative businesses; roughly 37% of all creative businesses in Australia, with 97% of these being small businesses.

Speak to one of our creative industries specialist advisors at Creative Plus Business, or attend a workshop  or seminar for expert support to develop a sustainable creative business models, disrupt traditional markets through creativity, scale up and plan for growth, understand business strategy, gain financial literacy, develop a pricing strategy  and find out how to access funding to expand.

Multicultural support

With 32% of small business operators in NSW born overseas, many startups and small to medium enterprises come from culturally diverse backgrounds. Building trust and bridging the cultural or language gap is the key to ensuring businesses can access the advice, support and information they need to start or grow.

Business Connect multicultural advisors can provide business advice and support in Arabic, Vietnamese, Cantonese, Mandarin or Korean.

If you need an interpreter for your advisory session, Business Connect has partnered with Translating and Interpreting Services (TIS) to provide support to non-English speakers.

For more information visit the TIS national website or call 131 450 for the cost of a local call and tell the operator the language you speak.

Taxi and hire car advisors

The NSW Government has introduced reforms to the NSW point-to-point transport industry. These changes affect taxis, hire cars, tourist services, ride sharing services, community transport and courtesy transport.

Speak to one of our taxi and hire car advisors to understand how the reforms affect the way your business operates, get information about financial assistance for licence holders, plan your business model and how to market your business to remain competitive.

Find out more about the reforms and new regulations on the Transport NSW website.

Light rail advisors

The construction of Sydney Light Rail could change the way your business operates.

Speak to one of our Sydney Light Rail advisors to plan ahead for any potential impacts from the construction, manage revenue and cash flow and adapt your business to reach new customers and source information about Sydney Light Rail construction.

Visit the My Sydney website for more information about the Sydney Light Rail construction and other services to help businesses.

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Disclaimer: The department accepts no responsibility, and will accept no liability for the accuracy, currency, reliability or correctness of any advice, recommendation, or information a service provider gives you in delivering Business Connect services.