Small business operators in the Apollo Bay area will be able to access support and government business services when the Small Business Bus visits on Wednesday 10 April.
This is part of the assistance offered by the Andrews Labor Government, from cuts to payroll tax cuts in Regional Victoria to the mentoring services.
This support for small business has contributed to Victorian having the most confident and fastest growing small business sector in the nation and leading the nation in economic growth.
Through the bus the small business mentoring specialists provide advice in marketing, finance, human resources and sales. These experts have extensive experience in operating small businesses and in senior business management roles.
In 2018 more than 1,047 small businesses accessed free on-board mentoring, while a further 2,556 received assistance from information officers.
This year’s program will take information and services to towns across the state, benefiting businesses that may not have the time or resources to otherwise access the available support.
The Small Business Bus will be located at the Apollo Bay Foreshore, opposite the newsagency at 135 Great Ocean Road from 10am to 4pm.
Free mentoring sessions on board the bus are limited and bookings are essential. For more information or to book a session, visit business.vic.gov.au/sbb or call Small Business Victoria on 13 22 15.
Quotes attributable to Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney
“The Small Business Bus is a great service for our local businesses to have access to expert face-to-face advice anywhere in Victoria.”
“This program plays an important part in the commitment to providing Victorians with greater access to government support services to encourage business and jobs growth across the state.”
Quotes attributable to Minister for Small Business Adam Somyurek
“Regardless of whether you’re thinking about starting a small business or are already well established, the Victorian Small Business Bus will be there to help you grow and thrive.”