Business Bus to pull into Wellington and Dubbo on May 24 and 25

BUSINESS ADVICE: The Business Bus will be in Dubbo's Macquarie Street near the rotunda on Friday, May 25. Photo: File
BUSINESS ADVICE: The Business Bus will be in Dubbo's Macquarie Street near the rotunda on Friday, May 25. Photo: File

Small business owners in Wellington and Dubbo are being offered specialist advice on becoming more productive and profitable.

The state government’s Business Bus will be in Wellington on Thursday and Dubbo on Friday.

State Member for Dubbo Troy Grant is urging interested business proprietors to “hop in the bus” and receive independent advice from experienced business advisers.

“In 2017 the Business Bus visited more than 160 towns, covering more than 56,000 kilometres and this year is set to be even bigger,” he said.

The Business Bus is part of the NSW government’s multi-million-dollar Business Connect program which aims to help small businesses thrive in metropolitan and regional economies.

“The bus will travel across the state with experts on board to share advice on small business strategies including marketing, financial and legal advice, and business planning,” Mr Grant 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 Business Bus will be in Wellington’s Namina Crescent, near the library, from 9am to 3pm on May 24. It will be in Dubbo’s Macquarie Street, near the rotunda, for the same period of time on May 25.

Mr Grant said the 710,000 small businesses across NSW were 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,” he said.

To find out more about the Business Bus or to speak to a local Business Connect adviser, call 1300 134 359 or visit www.industry.nsw.gov.au/businessconnect.

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