Small business operators in the area will be able to access free mentoring, support and government business services when the Small Business Bus visits later this month.
The bus will be in Nagambie on June 21 and in Seymour on June 22, with small business mentoring specialists on hand to offer advice in marketing, finance, human resources and sales.
The experts all have extensive experience in operating small businesses and in senior business management roles.
Last financial year, more than 1500 small businesses accessed free on-board mentoring, while a further 6200 received assistance from information officers.
‘‘The Small Business Bus is a great service for local businesses to have access to expert face-to-face advice,’’ Member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes said.
‘‘Victoria is home to more than half a million small businesses and we are leading the country in small business growth.
‘‘We understand that our small business community is the backbone of our local economies right across country Victoria and the Small Business Bus is a fantastic program that brings expert services right to your doorstep.’’
The Small Business Bus will be on High St in Nagambie from 10am to 4pm on June 21, and on Station St in Seymour from 10am to 4pm on June 22.
Free mentoring sessions on board the bus are limited and bookings are essential.
For more information or to book a session, visit business.vic.gov.au/sbb or call 132215.