Vital information, support and free mentoring will be available to small business operators in Malvern, when the Victorian Government’s Mobile Business Centre visits on Monday 24 February 2014.
The Mobile Business Centre includes information about Small Business Victoria’s year-round services, including low-cost seminars, workshops and programs. There is also extensive literature on board about planning, starting and growing a business, with information on everything from registering for taxation to formulating a business plan.
Member for Malvern Michael O’Brien said the Mobile Business Centre would continue to be an important part of the Coalition Government’s commitment to improving productivity, encouraging innovation and providing a fair and competitive small business environment.
“Expert advice is provided by a pool of volunteers from the Small Business Mentoring Service,” Mr O’Brien said.
“These mentors have extensive experience either running their own small business, or working in senior management in business. Their skillsets include marketing, finance, human resources and sales.
Mr O’Brien said the Mobile Business Centre will offer small business operators in Malvern access to information and advice and reflect the Coalition Government’s support for an increasingly robust and innovative small business sector.
“There are more than 520,000 small businesses in Victoria and they represent 96 per cent of the state’s businesses,” Mr O’Brien said.
“Last year the Mobile Business Centre visited more than 103 towns and suburbs across Victoria and its mentors delivered more than 745 mentoring sessions to small businesses.
“Through the Mobile Business Centre, the Coalition Government is providing face-to-face, low cost and expert help to those at the coalface of the Victorian economy.”
The Mobile Business Centre will be located in front of the Malvern Town Hall, corner of High Street and Glenferrie Road, between 10am and 4pm on Monday 24 February.
For more information on the Mobile Business Centre or to book a mentoring session, visit business.vic.gov.au/mbc
or call Small Business Victoria on 13 22 15.