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Local small businesses can take advantage of high quality business assistance with the arrival of the Small Biz Bus in the Mid North Coast region.

The bus provides small business operators the opportunity to access personalised advice from experienced business experts, at no cost to them.

The bus will be available on:

  • Monday 23 November, 9am to 3pm, at 10 Bowra Street, (opposite the Police Station), Nambucca Heads
  • Tuesday 24 November, 9am to 3pm, at 69-77 Hickory Street, Dorrigo

Kevin Riddell, ETC Business Programs Manager encouraged the local business communities to visit the Small Biz Bus whilst it is in the region.

“This is a great opportunity to connect with ETC’s local business advisers who will be on hand to assist with any small business enquiries you may have,” Mr Riddell said.

To book an appointment on the bus or to speak to your local Small Biz Connect adviser phone 1300 134 359 or book online.

Coffs Coast mum Alison Heagney stumbled across the Small Biz Bus in September last year when she had first thought of the idea for her Magic Meatballs business.

“I saw the Small Biz Bus and thought I’d just walk in there and tell them my idea to see what they think,” Ms Heagney said.

“And that’s where I met Fiona from ETC”.

Ms Heagney’s business has grown over the past twelve months with her recent win of securing shelf space in 315 Woolworths stores through Victoria, NSW and QLD.

“I would not be where I am today without the help of Fiona and the Small Biz Connect team,” Ms Heagney said.

Nambucca shire businesses woman Carol Whitmore recommended that businesses take advantage of the Small Biz Bus visit to the region.

“Fiona from ETC’s Small Biz Connect is a wealth of knowledge and was very helpful during the early stages of my business start-up,” Carol said.

Carol established The Beach House Providores at Valla Beach 18 months ago with her son and partner after moving back to the area from Tasmania.

“It was hard in the first year but now we’re booming,” Carol said.

According to Carol, it’s important for businesses to support each other where possible.

“We source as much as we can from local organic providers, or use what we have grown in our own veggie garden,” Carol said.

“It’s also important to employ local people.”



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