Asher Supports Small Business

Asher Supports Small Business

Victoria Minister for Innovation, Services and Small Business Louise Asher

Big Help For Small Business In 2011

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Small Business Victoria’s Mobile Business Centre Program was launched this morning by the Minister for Innovation, Services and Small Business Louise Asher at the Melbourne Town Hall.

Ms. Asher said the 2011 Program had been revamped to deliver better targeted support to small businesses throughout Victoria.

“The Coalition Government is committed to helping Victorian small businesses by delivering free business mentoring and face-to-face assistance wherever they are located.” Ms. Asher said.

“Small business people affected by the floods have already been able to use the Mobile Business Centre this year to help them get back on their feet.”

“These rural and regional visits will continue throughout Victoria from April.”

“This year, for the first time, the Mobile Business Centre will also deliver targeted support to small businesses in metropolitan Melbourne and the CBD.” Ms. Asher said.

The Mobile Business Centre will be offering free business mentoring and face-to-face assistance to small businesses in Melbourne’s CBD next week and in other locations in metropolitan Melbourne from July.

“Small business owners often face difficulties accessing reliable information, or they lack the time to go and get some business advice to help them make decisions for their business.” Ms. Asher said.

“The Mobile Business Centre will help to fill the information gap, by travelling to metropolitan centres and through regional Victoria to provide services that meet the needs of small business.”

The Mobile Business Centre will be in Melbourne’s City Square from March 21 to 25, before visiting more than 100 metropolitan Melbourne, CBD and regional and rural Victorian locations during the year.