Bus drives small business success - Cowra

Media release | 23 February 2017

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

Small business owners in and around Cowra can hop on board the bus on 2 and 3 March where they will receive expert independent advice from business advisers.

NSW Deputy Premier and Minister for Small Business, John Barilaro, said the bus would travel across the State with experts on board to share advice on small business strategies including marketing, financial and legal advice and business planning.

"The Business Connect Bus provides small businesses with access to independent, experienced advisers, plus specialists in the digital and creative sector," Mr Barilaro said.

"Speaking to an adviser can help a business operator take the vital next step, whether they're just starting out, wanting to ensure their business is sustainable or aiming to go global.”

The more than 690,000 small businesses across NSW are considered the lifeblood of the State’s economy.

They represent almost 98 per cent of all NSW businesses; employ almost half the State's workforce and generate $47 billion in annual wages and salaries.

"Business Connect will help ensure that small businesses continue to be the engine room of Australia's best performing economy," Mr Barilaro said.

The bus will be in Kendal Street (outside Skinners Butchery) from 9 am to 3 pm on Thursday, 2 March and Friday, 3 March.

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

Mr Barilaro said the Business Connect Bus would feature in the inaugural Back to Business Week beginning 26 February – in what is going to be a celebration of the critical role small businesses play in communities throughout NSW.

"A range of organisations will be running events across the State on topics to help business owners and operators start, grow and innovate their businesses," Mr Barilaro added.

"Events during Back to Business Week cover topics such as marketing, cash flow management, starting up, innovation, social media and finance."

For more information go to: www.industry.nsw.gov.au/backtobusiness

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