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SMALL business owners, including farmers, will be able to learn about Australian government services at meetings across SA

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SMALL business owners, including farmers, will be able to learn about Australian government services at meetings across SA in the coming days.

Three small business fairs – at Mount Barker, Glenelg and Port Lincoln, will be hosted by the Department of Jobs and Small Business and provide access to representatives of government departments, such as Fair Work Australia and the Australian Taxation Office.

The Department’s small business group manager Peter Cull, said the fairs would give small business owners information that would help them get on with growing their business.

“This is a great chance for small and family business owners to access Australian government incentives and benefits that will help them work smarter,” he said.

“The fairs will also focus on digital tools used to connect with customers and the importance of self-care and wellbeing in the small business environment.”

Attendees will have access to hands-on digital coaching in business management and marketing, advice on simplifying tax, tips to be competitive in securing government contracts, information to access wage subsidies and guidance to build a business from scratch.

Part of the Government’s suite of initiatives to help make small businesses grow include streamlining GST reporting, supporting business owners through their transition to digital formats and easing regulatory constraints.

There will also be information about the newly launched Future Female Entrepreneurs Program, focused on engaging 55,000 women and girls, particularly in rural and regional communities, and immediate deductions on full-cost assets costing less than $20,000, bought before June 30.

The fairs will be held at Auchendarroch House, Mount Barker, on Thursday,  February 14; The Function, Glenelg, on Friday, February 15 and Hilton Motel, Port Lincoln, on Saturday, February 16.

  • Details: To register for the fairs, visit smallbusinessfair.jobs.gov.au or call 02 6121 3979 for further information. Attendance at the fairs is free with light refreshments available.
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