Small business operators in the Torquay area can access free mentoring, support and
information about Victorian Government services when the Small Business Bus visits on Tuesday 17 March 2015.
Minister for Small Business, Adem Somyurek, said 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
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. Around 28 per cent of small businesses are located in rural and regional areas.
The Small Business Bus will be located in the car park near Woolworths, 4 Walker Street, Torquay VIC 3228 from 10am-4pm, on Tuesday 17 March 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 Gayle Tierney:
“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.”
Quotes attributable to the Minister for Small Business Adem Somyurek:
“A second Small Business Bus reinforces the Andrews Labor Government’s commitment to improving productivity and providing a fair and competitive small business environment.”
“Through the Small Business Bus program, we are providing face-to-face, free and expert help to support the vital role that small business plays in our state’s economy.”