NEWCASTLE BASED NOT-FOR-PROFIT business advisory and training service, The Business Centre, has been appointed under the newly created NSW Government’s Business Connect programme to provide support services to small and medium sized businesses as well as start-ups.
The Business Centre will provide services throughout the Hunter and Central Coast areas with a Central Coast branch operating from premises at Tuggerah.
Accredited business advisors Debbie Carroll and Dr Brian Freeman, formerly from the Central Coast Business Enterprise Centre which has operated locally for over twenty years, have been appointed to deliver services to businesses on the Central Coast.
They will provide practical mobile, face-toface business advice, skills, information and resources to assist any stage of business.
The first two hours of one-to-one business advice offered through Business Connect are free, and further advisory sessions highly subsidised by the NSW Government: six hours for $125 only.
The Business Connect program also offers Central Coast businesses access to an extensive workshop and seminar program, on topics including business planning, how to start up, bookkeeping, marketing and social media.
Central Coast business owners, and those looking to start a new venture can access the services by phoning 1300 134 359, or visiting industry.nsw.gov.au/businessconnect.