Business bus to pay a visit to Oberon

HERE TO HELP:  Member for Bathurst Paul Toole and NSW Deputy Premier John Barilaro encourage small business owners to take advantage of the Business Bus visit to Oberon.
HERE TO HELP: Member for Bathurst Paul Toole and NSW Deputy Premier John Barilaro encourage small business owners to take advantage of the Business Bus visit to Oberon.

The NSW Government's Business Bus is visiting small businesses across NSW to provide specialist advice to business owners looking to become more productive and profitable.

Small business owners in and around Oberon can hop on board the bus next week where they will receive independent advice from experienced business advisors.

Member for Bathurst Paul Toole 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.

“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.

"The Business Bus provides small businesses with access to independent, experienced advisors, plus specialists in the digital and creative sector.

"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.”

NSW Deputy Premier, Minister for Small Business and Minister for Regional NSW, John Barilaro, said the bus’s experts would share advice on small business strategies including marketing, financial and legal advice and business planning. 

“The 710,000 small businesses across NSW are considered the lifeblood of the State’s economy.

“They represent almost 98 per cent of all NSW businesses; employ almost half the State's workforce and generate $47 billion in annual wages and salaries.

“We are investing $30 million in Business Connect over four and a half years, with 70 per cent of services to be delivered to regional businesses.”

The Business Bus will visit Oberon on Wednesday, May 23.

It will be parked in front of Mawhood Bros Supa IGA in Oberon Street, Oberon between 9am and 3pm.

To find out more about the Business Bus or to speak to your local Business Connect adviser, call 1300 134 359 or visit www.industry.nsw.gov.au/businessconnect.