B31 Ballarat Business Festival To Receive Andrews Govt Funding

B31 Ballarat Business Festival To Receive Andrews Govt Funding

Victoria Minister for Small Business Adem Somyurek

More Funding To Support Ballarat Local Business

Victor P Taffa

Andrews Government is helping local small businesses to grow, providing $30,000 in funding to Commerce Ballarat’s B31 Ballarat Business Festival.

“By supporting the B31 Ballarat Business Festival, we’re creating a more supportive business environment so that small businesses in the region have access to development and networking opportunities.” Minister for Small Business Adem Somyurek said.

Funding is double the amount provided in 2018 and will support the running of the month-long festival, which will take place in August this year.

Commerce Ballarat provides networking and advocacy services to businesses in the greater Ballarat area.

“Small business is the heart of Ballarat’s economy and I am proud to support B31: Ballarat Business Month. By providing support and opportunities for local businesses to grow and prosper, more jobs will be created for the Ballarat community.” Member for Wendouree Juliana Addison said.

Funding is part of the Andrews Government’s drive to provide small businesses with localised support and access to tools and information that will help them grow and prosper.

“I want to thank the Minister for announcing this $30,000 investment in the Ballarat Business Community.” Member for Buninyong Michaela Settle said.

By supporting small businesses in Ballarat and around Victoria, the Government is helping to create more jobs and boost local economies.

There are more than 600,000 small businesses operating across the state, representing approximately 98 % of all Victorian businesses.