26 September 2023

New PS Office to deal with small businesses

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A new office has been established within the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science to coordinate Government services for the small and family business sector.

Launching the office, Minister for Small and Family Business, Andrea Michaels said it was a specialised unit that would coordinate State Government services to South Australia’s $40 billion small and family business sector.

“The office will provide a single destination for support and advice — a conduit to access relevant Government information, support, services, and tailored assistance in one place,” Ms Michaels said.

“It will collaborate with relevant service providers to curate an ever-evolving suite of resources and programs.”

She said foremost on the office’s agenda would be a new Small Business Strategy for South Australia — the first of its kind for more than a decade.

“The Strategy will guide the Government’s policies and programs to support and empower small businesses for the next four years, and will be released in early 2023,” Ms Michaels said.

“The Strategy will be developed through one of the most extensive engagement processes ever undertaken with the business community.”

She said this would involve more than a dozen industry and regional roundtables, targeted in-depth interviews and a heavily-promoted online survey over the next two months.

“It will be followed by a suite of curated resources to empower and guide small business through an ever-evolving landscape,” the Minister said.

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