Posts Tagged ‘Small Biz Connect’

BECs in NSW going deeper for better small business outcomes

September 5, 2012

Australia’s peak body for small business has welcomed the selection of so many Business Enterprise Centres as Advisors under the newly relaunched Small Biz Connect program in New South Wales, says Business Enterprise Centres Australia (BECA) chairman Jack Hughes.

Small Biz Connect is a practical program that links small business owners in NSW with local business advisors, to help them plan for their business’ success.

“The NSW Government funds Small Biz Connect and we’re heartened to see it increase its stake further after Federal Government funding for such programs was reduced in 2012,” said Mr Hughes.

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NSW Government Sends Profound Message of Hope to Small Business

February 23, 2012

Australia’s peak body for small business advice congratulates the NSW Government’s decision to expand funding of Small Business support services, especially because the new Small Biz Connect program will be focussed at “grass roots level”, says Business Enterprise Centres Australia (BECA) chairman Jack Hughes.

NSW Deputy Premier and Minister for Trade and Investment, Andrew Stoner, and Minister for Small Business, Katrina Hodgkinson, announced $5 million funding for the program today and called for Expressions of Interest from service providers such as Business Enterprise Centres.

“BEC Australia finds it profoundly encouraging that Minister Hodgkinson made particular reference to research that showed small business owners prefer advice delivery to take place face-to-face,” said Mr Hughes.

“This is a crucial insight because it shows that Small Biz Connect is a program set up to succeed from the outset.

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