Small business bus brings advice to Whittlesea and Doreen

Small business operators in Whittlesea and Doreen will be able to access free mentoring, support and government business services when the Small Business Bus visits in September.

The Member for Yan Yean, Danielle Green, said the bus service provides advice from small business mentoring specialists skilled in marketing, finance, human resources and sales.

“These experts have extensive experience in operating small businesses and in senior business management roles and can potentially help Whittlesea and Doreen business owners with their knowledge and advice,” Ms Green said.

“This program plays an important part in Labor’s commitment to providing Victorians with greater access to government support services to encourage business and jobs in places like Doreen and Whittlesea,” she said.

The Andrews Labor Government doubled its mobile support for small business in 2015, with a second Small Business Bus delivering valuable advice to towns and suburbs across Victoria for the past two years.

In 2016-17 more than 1,300 small businesses accessed free on-board mentoring, while a further 6,400 received assistance from information officers.

This year’s enhanced touring program will take more information and services to more towns across the state than ever before, benefiting businesses that may not have the time or resources to otherwise access the available support.

The Small Business Bus will be located at the Laurimar Community Activity Centre car park, 110 Hazel Glen Road, Doreen from 10am to 4pm on Monday the 18th of September.

It will also be in the IGA car park, 2 Lime Street, Whittlesea from 10am to 4pm on Wednesday the 20th of September.

Free mentoring sessions on board the bus are limited and bookings are essential.

For more information or to book a session, visit business.vic.gov.au/sbb or call Small Business Victoria on 132-215.

 

Media inquiries : Brian O’Connor 9432-9782.