City of Sydney brings Small Biz Connect to town

The City of Sydney and the Office of the NSW Small Business Commissioner have brought Small Biz Connect, an initiative that aims to support small business, to Sydney’s inner city.

Funded by the Australian Government, the Small Biz Connect program allows individuals to receive expert advice for a low cost. Emerging businesses can have face-to-face support with advisors in order to develop key business skills, providing opportunities that Lord Mayor Clover Moore says will enable growth in Sydney’s business community.

“Small business is the lifeblood of our city, so we’re doing everything we can to support the local business sector and the thousands of Sydneysiders it employs,” the Lord Mayor said.

“Research has shown businesses that invest in mentoring and support are more likely to develop the skills they need to seize opportunities, overcome challenges and experience growth.”

Robyn Hobbs, NSW Small Business Commissioner, said that the program has already proven successful across metropolitan Sydney.

“Small Biz Connect advisors have delivered more than 1,600 hours of practical face-to-face business support in central Sydney over the past year, and we’re delighted to be working with the City of Sydney to further expand these services to small businesses in the city,” Ms Hobbs said.

Small Biz Connect sessions are currently available in Redfern and Darlinghurst. Kings Cross sessions are to commence in November.

More on the Small Biz Connect program: smallbusiness.nsw.gov.au/supporting-business/small-biz-connect-advisory-program

By Guillermo Troncoso

Guillermo is the Editor of Dynamic Business and Manager of film & television entertainment site ScreenRealm.com. Follow him on Twitter.