$30 MILLION INVESTED IN NSW SMALL BUSINESS
Small businesses in the local area are set to benefit from a new $30 million NSW Government investment in Business Connect – a new advisory service specifically designed to help businesses with the digital economy.
Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson said local small businesses are now able to access affordable, high-quality professional advice and specialist digital information through Business Connect which officially opened on 1 January 2017.
“Small business makes up a large portion of our local economy which is why it is important for us to invest in providing operators with the vital information they need to make informed business decisions which are essential for success whether you are a start-up or looking to grow.
“This investment will help our local small businesses embrace the digital economy to ultimately help them grow and create jobs,”
Tamworth Business Chamber President Jye Segboer said the digital age is becoming more prominent in how businesses sell their message and their product.
“How people do business today is very different to how they did business 10 years ago so any opportunities that small business operators have to develop their business in a modern digital market is extremely valuable.”
The program includes:
A network of local and specialist advisors across NSW, providing mobile, independent and face-to-face business advice
Advisors with experience and knowledge to tackle a range of issues from business planning and marketing strategy to finance access and business structure
Skills training in workshops, seminars and events to help businesses with the next step
Specialist support from new digital and creative industries experts
Support for disrupted industries
Assistance for businesses affected by emergencies and natural disasters
Services in languages other than English; including Arabic, Cantonese, Mandarin, Vietnamese and Korean
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