Bus a boost for small business

The NSW Government's Business Bus will visit small businesses in Wellington next week to provide specialist advice to business owners looking to become more productive and profitable.

Member for Dubbo, Troy Grant, said small business owners in the region can hop on board the bus next week where they will receive independent advice from experienced business advisors.

Mr Grant said that in 2017 the Business Bus visited more than 160 towns, covering more than 56,000 kilometres and this year is set to be even bigger.

“The Business Bus is part of the NSW Government’s multi-million dollar Business Connect program which supports small businesses to thrive in metropolitan and regional economies,” he said.

“The bus will travel across the State with experts on board to share advice on small business strategies including marketing, financial and legal advice and business planning.

"Speaking to an advisor can help a business operator take the vital next step, whether they're just starting out, wanting to ensure their business is sustainable or aiming to go global.”

The Business Bus will visit Wellington – Nanima Crescent (adjacent to the library) between 9am and 3pm on Thursday, May 24.

Mr Grant said the 710,000 small businesses across NSW are the lifeblood of NSW’s economy, which represents almost 98 per cent of all NSW businesses; employ almost half the State's workforce and generate $47 billion in annual wages and salaries.

For more info or to speak to your local Business Connect advisor visit www.industry.nsw.gov.au/businessconnect or call 1300 134 359.