Small business operators in the Mount Waverley area will be able to access support and government business services when the Small Business Bus visits on Tuesday, 18 July 2017.
The Andrews Labor Government doubled its mobile support for small business in 2015, with a second Small Business Bus delivering valuable advice to towns and suburbs across Victoria for the past two years.
In 2015-16 more than 1,500 small businesses benefited, while a further 6,200 received assistance from information officers.
This year’s enhanced touring program will take more information and services to more towns across the state than ever before, benefiting businesses that may not have the time or resources to otherwise access the available support.
The two vehicles also play a vital role in providing business recovery support to communities in times of crisis, such as those that have been affected by bushfires.
The increased capacity of the program now enables greater flexibility and faster response times when assistance is required.
The Small Business Bus will be located outside Commonwealth Bank,
13 Hamilton Place, Mount Waverley, VIC 3149 from 10am to 4pm on Tuesday, 18 July 2017.
For more information, visit business.vic.gov.au/sbb or call Small Business Victoria on
13 22 15.
Quotes attributable to Member for Eastern Metropolitan Region, Shaun Leane
“The Small Business Bus is a great service for local businesses to have access to expert face-to-face advice anywhere in Victoria.”
“This program plays an important part in Labor’s commitment to providing Victorians with greater access to government support services to encourage business and jobs growth across the state.”
Quotes attributable to the Minister for Small Business, Innovation and Trade, Philip Dalidakis:
“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 the state and the Small Business Bus is a fantastic program that brings expert services right to your doorstep.”