Big celebrations for small business in NSW Government's Back to Business Week

Media release | 24 February 2017

On Sunday 26 February businesses, councils and communities across the state will roll up their sleeves to run events in celebration of the inaugural Back to Business Week initiative, thanks to the NSW Government.

Deputy Premier and Minister for Small Business, John Barilaro, today announced the initiativein Cooma and said Back to Business Week would be a public acknowledgement of the outstanding contribution that over 690,000 small businesses make in NSW.

“NSW is a powerhouse of opportunity, and with almost 98 per cent of all businesses in this state run as small businesses, we have a lot to celebrate and be thankful for,” Mr Barilaro said.

“The NSW Government has provided funding to 128 Councils, who have set up almost 160 events in conjunction with local business advisers and business groups across the State.”

Mr Barilaro said Business Connect advisers have also been lending a hand by providing low-cost, independent, experienced advice as part of the events, seminars and workshops during Back to Business Week.

“Event topics include how to start a business, plan for growth, marketing strategies, customer service, digital innovations, cash flow and social media – it’ll be an exciting week for all small businesses and I encourage everyone to get involved.

“I am looking forward to getting behind the counter of my local cafĂ©, and visiting some of the friendly faces of my local small business owners in Cooma tomorrow, to lend a hand and say thanks.

“The NSW Government is working hard to make sure small businesses remain confident, creating jobs and driving economic growth in our communities.”

To find out more about Back to Business Week, visit: www.industry.nsw.gov.au/backtobusiness

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