Know your business

Following the closure of the Small Business Centre in Midland, ERBEAC has been appointed to ensure local small businesses have access to business support and advice until a replacement is appointed.

It promotes innovation and job creation by providing emerging companies with business support services and resources tailored specifically to increaseing the chances of success.

Business manager Dean Starbuck said the organisation provided a valuable service.

Mr Starbuck said any entrepreneur would agree that starting a new business was not easy.

�Most business owners know every detail of their product or service but many can lack the skills needed to turn their ideas into successful and sustainable businesses,� he said. �Small business advice and support service programs are uniquely positioned to help entrepreneurs access resources through the business community.�

By focusing on developing a new generation of entrepreneurs, many of whom have ties to the local area, communities are helping to build companies that will create jobs and spark economic growth in the region for years to come.

Mr Starbuck said the programs provided targeted business assistance at a time when young businesses were at their most vulnerable, along with business support and advice services to give them a greater-than-average chance of success.

The new small business centre is at Suite 2/8-10 Stafford Street, Midland.