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Business Chamber onboard with 'Small Biz Bus'

Release Date: 4/12/2012

The Illawarra Business Chamber said the NSW Government’s ‘Small Biz Bus’ that will tour the state providing high quality assistance and mentoring to small business entrepreneurs was an excellent initiative. 

“Small business people are among the most time poor in our communities spending nearly every waking minute occupied with the health and success of their enterprises. Bringing small business experts into town and providing the opportunity for face-to-face sessions is an excellent idea,” said Mike Leask, CEO of the Illawarra Business Chamber.

“If you have an issue that you are currently facing in your business or a question about government regulation this is a great opportunity to set aside an hour or so and get the answers to your questions. The bus is scheduled to stop in Kiama, Nowra and Batemans Bay this week.

“For the state’s 680,000 small businesses, operations can often seem like an isolating and lonely experience with a feeling of tremendous responsibility to family and staff.

Mike Leask said that through the local chamber network and through initiatives such as this one, help is available for small businesses when the inevitable challenges arise.

“The “Small Biz Bus” is a great initiative for local chambers of commerce and small business to get behind and I’d strongly encourage them to view the schedule for the bus as it tours NSW to take the chance to jump on board.”

“When the NSW Government appointed the State’s first ever Small Business Commissioner at the Chambers urging, it was all about having an advocate for this vital sector who could get things done.

“I’m absolutely delighted that this real example of moving a solution to a problem has been brought to life and congratulate those that made this possible.

“While Sydney is often the focal point for all Government decisions, the regional business community is the lifeblood of the health and well-being of local towns and cities across our state, so any help provided to regional business owners is much welcomed recognition for the part they play,” Mike Leask said.


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