Bus brings boost for creative businesses

Media release | 26 June 2017

The NSW Government's Business Bus is visiting small businesses across NSW to provide specialist advice to business owners looking to become more productive and profitable.

The Creative Fringe is a dynamic shared office space for consultants, small business owners, freelancers and commuters to co-work. Creative Fringe occupants can hop on board the bus next week (from 3 July) where they can receive independent advice from experienced business advisors.

NSW Deputy Premier and Minister for Small Business, John Barilaro, said the recent Budget had secured ongoing funding for face-to-face business advice with a $7.5 million investment in the Business Connect program in 2017/18.

“The Business Connect Program dedicates at least 70 per cent of services to regional NSW and has been integral in helping businesses to plan, adapt to disruption, survive the impact of natural disasters and get connected online, making it easier to start up and grow.

"The Business Bus provides is part of the Business Connect program which helps to ensure small businesses continue to be the engine room of Australia's best performing economy.

“The Government has also recently announced a new NSW Small Business Strategy which includes a $30 million investment in the Skills for Business Fund.

“The new $30 million Skills for Business program will help small business owners to access subsidised vocational education and training in areas of digital literacy, financial literacy and business management skills.

“It’s all part of the NSW Government’s commitment to making NSW the easiest place in Australia to start, run and grow a small business,” Mr Barilaro said.

The Business Bus will be at the following locations from 9.00 am to 3.00 pm:

  • 6/51 York Rd, Jamistown on 4 July

To book an appointment on the Business Bus or to speak to your local Business Connect advisor, call 1300 134 359 or visit www.industry.nsw.gov.au/businessconnect

For more information on the NSW Small Business Strategy visit: www.industry.nsw.gov.au/business-and-industry-in-nsw/assistance-and-support/small-business-strategy

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