December 1, 2014

Local small businesses can take advantage of high quality business assistance with the arrival of the Small Biz Bus. The Bus will be visiting Gunnedah, Bingara, Warialda & Glen Innes, giving local small business operators the chance to access personalised advice from business experts on 3, 4 & 5 December.

NSW Minister for Small Business, John Barilaro, said: “NSW is leading the nation on economic performance and retail trade is a strong part of this story. Through initiatives like the Small Biz Bus, the NSW Liberals & Nationals are supporting small business across the State so we can continue this trend. I encourage small business owners and operators to visit the Bus when it comes to town so we can make sure NSW stays number one.”

“Speaking to an advisor can help you take the next step, whether you’re just starting out, wanting to ensure your business is sustainable or hoping to grow,” NSW Small Business Commissioner, Robyn Hobbs OAM, said.

Small business owners can access the support of experienced advisers on the Small Biz Bus at no cost to them.  The Bus will be at:

  • Wednesday 3 December, Gunnedah, Corner of Marquis and Conadilly Street (near Westpac Bank), from 9am to 3pm
  • Thursday 4 December, Bingara, 74 Maitland Street (in front of the Roxy Theatre), from 9am to 12noon
  • Thursday 4 December, Warialda, Hope Street (in front of Warialda Town Hall), from 1.30pm to 4.30pm
  • Friday 5 December, Glen Innes, Glen Innes Tourist Information Centre car park, New England Hwy, from 9am to 3pm.

Michael Creagan, CEO of the New England, North West BEC said “Having the Bus in Gunnedah, Bingara, Warialda and Glen Innes reflects the proactive action of the New England North West BEC in support of local small business and the Small Biz Connect program. This is an excellent opportunity for local businesses to receive expert advice on starting or growing your business. We encourage all business owners to take advantage of the services offered by the Small Biz Bus.”

To book an appointment on the Bus or to speak to your local Small Biz Connect advisor, call New England North West BEC on 1300 134 359 or visit www.smallbusiness.nsw.gov.au/hop-on-the-smallbiz-bus.

A special word of thanks is extended to Gunnedah Shire Council, Gwydir Shire Council and Glen Innes Severn Council for their support and for hosting the Small Biz Bus.

The Office of the NSW Small Business Commissioner also helps small businesses by providing lowcost dispute resolution services, speaking up for small business within government and delivering quality business advice through Small Biz Connect.

[Media: Natalie-eve Gambell – 0417 669 065 (Commissioner’s Office)]