Media release alert! The Business Centre will be able to help even more businesses struggling under COVID via the Small Business Recovery Centre to be launched this week thanks to the support of the City of Newcastle.
The Small Business Support Centre - a 6-month project designed to help those businesses most affected by COVID19 -which will be launched on Thursday 10 September at 265 King Street, Newcastle.
Steve Wait, CEO of the Business Centre, is passionate about the project and the opportunity to be able to offer a huge range of support to businesses who have been blindsided by the pandemic.
“As businesses started to feel the full force of COVID we immediately saw an opportunity to use our experience in disruption to step in fast and help".
“We applied for and won an Industry Response Grant from the City of Newcastle and are thrilled to have been able to move quickly to get the Small Business Support Centre up and running and have formed a great project team led by our Project Coordinator Kristin Hughes.”
“We are already moving tenants into our heavily subsidised office space and are setting them appointments with our Business Advisors, Experts In Residence and linking them with all our support partners who have come on board offering their professional services pro bono.
“The Small Business Support Centre will bring together government and non-government agencies, banks and financial service providers, mental health and well-being providers, all with capability and capacity & the good will to lean in and help with economic recovery".
“Providers will give support, information and services, that lead to sustainability and job creation, to small businesses during COVID-19", Steve shared.
“Essentially we are expanding our own capacity to deliver even more tailored services to this cohort that need it most.”