NSW Minister for Finance and Small Business Damien Tudehope is encouraging small businesses to register for the State Government’s advisory program ‘Business Connect’ to help small and medium-size businesses deal with the challenges of COVID-19. Mr Tudehope said: “As part of this funding boost we’ve allocated $4.6 million to engage an additional 30 advisors to support businesses, on top of $9.8 million to ensure the program continues for another 12 months.”
Treasurer Dominic Perrottet said the funding would support Business Connect until June 2021, giving NSW businesses the tools they need to stay in business, rethink their model and boost their digital presence. Mr Perrottet said. “As a result of COVID-19, more than 60 webinars are available through Business Connect to support businesses in developing a road map for success and managing cash flow amid challenging conditions. “In addition, a series of COVID-19 Business Information Session webinars with representatives from various government agencies will be rolled out soon, to provide information about stimulus and support initiatives. “Businesses impacted by COVID-19 and bushfires will be able to access the webinars and receive advice free-of-charge.”
The funding will support Business Connect until June 2021, giving NSW businesses the tools they need to stay in business, rethink their models and boost their digital presence. Businesses can access support here or by calling 1300 134 359.