Support for Local Businesses

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Service NSW Business Bureau
What do they do?

The Service NSW Business Bureau provides free, ongoing and personalised support for every stage of business.

The Business Bureau helps businesses access government services, information and advice to support them to grow in the NSW economy.

Businesses can:

  • talk to a Business Concierge over the phone, in person or online
  • get advice from an independent advisor or access a range of events, webinars and online resources through Business Connect
  • engage with a multicultural advisor for in-language support or get culturally appropriate advice from the Aboriginal Business Advisory Initiative (ABAI)
  • create a Business Profile to make it easier to manage government transactions and business licences
  • download the free Service NSW Business Bureau app to access support on the go
Who do they work with? All small businesses based in NSW (less than 20 employees)


P 13 77 88

Southern Region Business Enterprise Plus
What do they do?

Under the program, SME can access various services and tools to help face challenges, make better decisions and develop plans to build a better business.


  • Business advice (confidential and independent)
  • Coaching or mentoring
  • Skills training
  • Business news and trends
  • Access live and virtual business events


  • Gain access to industry experts at no cost to you
  • Increase your business potential with strategic business advice
  • Free up your time so you can do what you do best
  • Relieve stress by having a business expert on your side
  • Plan for success and benefit from the confidence that delivers
Who do they work with?  Business Connect is available to Micro, Small, Medium businesses in NSW including intenders & start-ups.

ASBAS - Digital Solutions is available to Micro, Small, Medium businesses with an ABN 
Local Contact

Fiona Latham-Cannon


P 0408 688 627

Rural Financial Counselling Service
What do they do? Provide advice to small businesses (not primary producers) that are experiencing and or at imminent risk of financial hardship as a direct result of drought, COVID-19 and or bushfires.
Who do they work with?

Employ 19 or fewer people.

Be, in the opinion of the Business Coach experiencing, or at imminent risk of financial hardship as a result of drought, bushfires and or COVID-19.

Be ineligible to access the service under the existing RFCS program (i.e. not a primary producer).

Local Contact

Clare Boardman

Rural Financial Counsellor - Snowy Monaro & Queanbeyan/Palerang 

P  0429 028 307