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Imagine what you could do with some FREE business advice

 Small-Biz-Connect-MuswellbrookThe State Government Small Biz Connect Program allows any small business to obtain FREE business advice on many issues. 

Worried you might be too big or too long established or it isn't relevant for your business in order to have access to this program?

If you have less than 15 employees and sales smaller than $2m per year, then you are entitled to access the government's Small Business Connect program. 

It doesn't matter whether you're starting out, been in business for a while, or you have a business idea or problem that you wouldn't mind a bit of help with from a trusted Advisor.

Recently, the Chamber and Muswellbrook Shire Council supported the NSW State Government's Small Biz Bus being in Muswellbrook on February 17th, 2015 in Simpson Park to bring this opportunity to our business community. The bus was able to meet numerous businesses and provide them with ideas and support on a various range of issues. The bus had 6 clients on the day - all with 45 minute free initial consultations and dealt with a variety of business needs. 

These included:

* Community Promotion Idea: Looking for ideas and opportunities to obtain government grants and sponsorship to develop local businesses by display art works and stimulate customer visitations and sales.

A new business venture - catering industry - Assistance provided with business type, name registration, Facebook page, food compliance, and how to find customers.

A new business and cost analysis - personal services industry - Assistance with start up costings, floor plans, rent negotiation and contracts.

* Established Business - Online sporting goods - assistance with determining target markets, search engine optimisation, and importing products from overseas.

* Established Business - PR Industry - Assistance with identifying how to find new customers and remain cost competitive.

* Established Retail business - Assistance with understanding the best way to sell a business and how to present the business as best as possible for sale.

What's on offer?

The State Government Small Biz Connect Program allows any small business to obtain free business advice on any issues. The first 2 meetings are subsidised by the government so that there is no charge to the business.

How do I get access?

Senior Business Advisor Mr Colin Merrick visits the Muswellbrook area on a regular basis, and can meet you at your business or a local café for a chat about your business. Please contact our Board of Directors for more information.




2016 BUSINESS AWARDS Entries Close: 24th March 2017

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