Support local businesses

Support local businesses.

Businesses across the state are doing it tough during the Covid-19 pandemic but there are ways you could help them.
Support Cumberland City businesses and find out those which are still open for trading by visiting Council’s Shop Local page at
Also, businesses are encouraged to register for the NSW Government’s small business advisory program.
Minister for Finance and Small Business Damien Tudehope said the NSW Government was injecting more than $14 million into Business Connect to help small and medium businesses navigate this challenging time.
“We want to provide the help our businesses need to get out the other side of this pandemic,” Mr Tudehope said.
“As part of this funding boost we’ve allocated $4.6 million to engage an additional 30 advisors to support businesses, on top of $9.8 million to ensure the program continues for another 12 months.
“Business Connect is a powerful tool, with advisors having assisted more than 28,000 businesses over the past three years, providing advice and skills training for small businesses.
“Business owners have reported increased confidence, stronger finances, and developed plans for their business. We’ve also seen these businesses create and support more than 15,000 additional jobs since 2017.
“And now Business Connect will be here to assist small businesses during this tough time with the support and information they need.”
Treasurer Dominic Perrottet said the funding would support Business Connect until June 2021, giving NSW businesses the tools they need to stay in business, rethink their model and boost their digital presence.
“More than 60 webinars are available through Business Connect to support businesses in developing a road map for success and managing cash flow amid challenging conditions,” he said.
“In addition, a series of COVID-19 Business Information Session webinars with representatives from various government agencies will be rolled out soon, to provide information about stimulus and support initiatives.
Business Connect supports businesses to start, be resilient and grow by providing professional business advice and skills development events.
Businesses can access support by visiting or call 1300 134 359.
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