Small business operators in the Koroit area and the Peterborough area can access free mentoring, support and information about Victorian Government services when the Small Business Bus visits on Wednesday 22 July 2015 in Koroit and Thursday 23 July 2015 in Peterborough.
The Andrews Labor Government is doubling its mobile support for small business with
a second Small Business Bus now delivering valuable advice to towns and suburbs across Victoria.
The enhanced touring program will take more information to more towns and benefit
businesses that may not have the time or resources to access the services that the Government provides to these valuable employers.
The buses provide free and personalised on-board advice from Small Business
Mentoring Service specialists.
Importantly, the two vehicles will also play an important role providing business recovery
support where needed for communities affected by bushfire, flood, drought or other disasters. The additional capacity from a second bus will enable much greater flexibility in times of crisis and offer timely assistance when required.
The on-board business mentors are skilled in marketing, finance, human resources
and sales advice and have extensive experience in running a small business or in senior business management.
There are more than 525,000 small businesses in Victoria, representing 96 per cent of
the State’s businesses. More than 28 per cent of small businesses are based in regional Victoria.
In Koroit, the Small Business Bus will be located at Koroit Blackwood Centre car park, 172 Commercial Road, Koroit VIC 3282 from 10am-4pm on Wednesday 22 July 2015.
In Peterborough, the Small Business Bus will be located in the car park adjacent to the CFA building, 17 Macs Street, Peterborough VIC 3270 from 10am-4pm on Thursday 23 July 2015.
For more information about the Small Business Bus or to book a free on-board mentoring 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 MP:
“The Small Business Bus is a great service to small business and an important part of the Victorian Government’s commitment to improving productivity and providing a fair and
competitive small business environment.”
“The business mentors have extensive experience in running their own small business or have worked in senior business management. They are skilled in marketing, finance, human resources and sales.”