Small business bus brings advice to Creswick and Clunes

Small business operators in Creswick and Clunes area will be able to access free mentoring, support and government business services when the Small Business Bus visits on the 30th and 31st of May.

The Labor Member for Western Victoria, Jaala Pulford, said the Government has doubled its mobile support for small business, with the introduction of a second Small Business Bus delivering valuable advice to towns and suburbs across Victoria.

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.

“The Small Business Bus is a great service for local businesses in Creswick, Clunes and district to have access to expert face-to-face advice,” Ms Pulford 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 growth across the state,” she said.

“We understand that our small business community is the backbone of local economies in places like Creswick and Clunes and the Small Business Bus is a fantastic program that brings expert services right to your doorstep,” Ms Pulford said.

In 2015-16 more than 1,500 small businesses accessed free on-board mentoring, while a further 6,200 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 outside the Creswick RSL, 60 Albert Street, Creswick from 10am to 4pm on Tuesday the 30th of May.

It will also be located outside The Warehouse, 44 Fraser Street, Clunes from 10am to 4pm on Wednesday the 31st of May.

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
13 22 15.