The After Five Club provides an opportunity for business operators to network, exchange ideas and develop alliances with other local operators. The first event will be an opportunity for business advisors to meet with the region’s Small Biz Connect Advisor Fran Savage and learn how program can drive business success and increase economic sustainability in the region. The Chamber was awarded the Small Biz Connect contract in July and has started to deliver services to new and existing businesses throughout the region. Small Biz Connect provides business owners or people who are intending to start a business in the Broken Hill, Central Darling and Unincorporated regions of NSW access to:
- One-on-one expert advice
- Face-to-face advisory support
- Key business skills development
- Business facilitation
- Networking opportunities
- Referral to specialists
Broken Hill Chamber of Commerce Executive Officer Anne Bransdon said the Chamber was entering an exciting new era of service provision to the business community of Far West NSW. “The Chamber has served the business community of Broken Hill for more than a century. The reciprocal relationship of support between the Chamber and local business operators has meant that it has been able to be flexible and adapt its business models to move with the demands of the business community. We continue to focus on our industrial support role and we have now consolidated our position in the business advocacy and advisory market,” Ms. Bransdon said. The event is free for members of the Chamber of Commerce and Small Biz Connect Clients and $10 for non-members. To RSVP by August 4, 2014 contact Anne Bransdon at the Chamber of Commerce on 08 8087 2236. To access the Small Biz Connect Service phone: 08 8087 2236 or 1300 134 359. Media: Chamber of Commerce, Executive Officer Anne Bransdon, 0400 872 236.