Board the bus for business advice

The NSW Government's Business Bus will be in Bathurst next week to provide specialist advice to small business owners looking to become more productive and profitable.

Small business owners can hop on board the bus to receive independent advice from experienced business advisers.

“The Business Bus provides small businesses with access to independent, experienced advisors, plus specialists in the digital and creative sector,” Small Business Minister John Barilaro said.

“Speaking to an adviser 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.”

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.

“The Business Bus is part of the Business Connect advisory program which will help to ensure that small businesses continue to be the engine room of Australia's best performing economy,” Mr Barilaro said.

The Business Bus will be outside the Bathurst Court House from 9am-3pm next Thursday, May 25.

To book an appointment on the Business Bus or to speak to your local Business Connect adviser, call 1300 134 359 or visit www.industry.nsw.gov.au/businessconnect.