The Business Centre has successfully tendered for the Australian Small Business Advisory Service (ASBAS), an Australian Government initiative and will be delivering the Small Biz Solutions program across the Hunter Region for the period 2015 – 2018.
The Business Centre General Manager, Narelle McClelland, described the program as being designed to empower, strengthen and build the knowledge capacity and confidence of Small Businesses throughout the Hunter Region.
“The program focuses on improving the competitiveness and productivity of small business and to be adaptable to change for sustainability into the future,” Narelle said.
The Business Centre will deliver the Small Biz Solutions program across the Hunter Region including Newcastle, Lake Macquarie, Port Stephens, Cessnock, Dungog, Maitland, Singleton, Muswellbrook, Gloucester, Upper Hunter and Great Lakes areas.
Small Biz Solutions will deliver business related skills and knowledge across five main areas including:
- Funding Avenues & Financial Analysis
- Building Business
- Talent and Team
- Management Capabilities
- Digital Engagement
The Small Biz Solutions program offers relevant, low cost advisory services that will be practical, flexible and focused. These will be provided through:
- One-on-one tailored business advisory services
- Face-to-face meetings
- Virtual/online meetings
- Small group training for up to 10 people at a time
- Access to mentoring networks in the defined geographical region of the project
For more information about Small Biz Solutions, please contact Martin McKenzie.
Image | Narelle McClelland with Bob Baldwin MP