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May 2015 Breakfast UPdate: Small Business Connect








Our May breakfast was held at the Muswellbrook Workers Club where we were able to experience the new menu which was a delight! 

Hunter Region's Small Biz Connect Advisor and Trainer, Colin Merrick from Newcastle Business Centre presented the opportunities available to the small business community within our region.

With over 25 years experience in Marketing and Management of retail businesses and shopping centres, Colin is a highly experienced small business advisor and trainer. 

Colin presented to the members of the Muswellbrook Chamber some insight and examples of:

  • how to register for business opportunities with the State government, how to find grants you may be eligible for,
  • How he can assist you to identify target markets,
  • How he can complete diagnostic reports on your business and
  • how to benchmark your business against others in your industry.

Colin has many resources available to him to help provide the best advice relevant to your business. For example, if you were looking to start up a retail white-goods business, he has resources that helps him identify what products are being bought in our area, and at what price range.

It was really useful to see the practical applications of the data he has available to him, provided by the State Government and Australian Bureau of Statistics through reports such as IBIS reports.

Some of the programs and resources that Colin spoke of included:

Please follow the links above if you are interested in finding out more about these programs, alternatively, you may contact Colin directly to organise a free consultation for your business on 02 4925 7700 to arrange your appointment.

2016 BUSINESS AWARDS Entries Close: 24th March 2017

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