Small business advice

Small business advice

Coming to a village near you!

Don’t miss an opportunity to receive personalised, low-cost support from experienced business advisors, with a new joint initiative between the City of Sydney and the Office of the NSW Small Business Commissioner.

The successful state-wide Small Biz Connect program, which offers subsidised business advice from a network of professionals, will be more easily available to businesses located in the inner city.

Whether your business is emerging or well-established, the low-cost program will provide one-on-one access to specialist advisors who will help you manage and develop key skills. Working closely with the expert, support can include anything from guidance on taking your business to the next level, refining your business plan, marketing, or guidance on achieving a work/life balance.

Small Biz Connect is a state-wide program designed to boost the sector. It currently serves 19 regions across NSW, including 6 in greater Sydney: central, north, northwest, west, south, and southwest.

Now, with our support, more than 18,000 small businesses in the local area can more easily access its benefits. The program is delivered to businesses in our local area by the 'Clearly Business' Business Enterprise Centre, which is part of BEC’s national network of business support services funded by the NSW Government.

The advisory services can be accessed at 3 venues in the inner city, including 66 Oxford Street, with an advisor who has extensive experience in creative industries, Redfern Community Centre and King’s Cross Neighbourhood Service Centres (from 3 November).

NSW Small Business Commissioner, Robyn Hobbs, said: “Small Biz Connect advisors have delivered more than 1,600 hours of practical face-to-face business support in central Sydney over the past year, and we’re delighted to be working with the City of Sydney to better deliver these services to small businesses in the city.”

Find out more about the program on our Business mentoring page.

Last updated: Monday, 22 September 2014