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HELPING NSW WOMEN START THEIR OWN BUSINESS

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The NSW Government has offered a boost to women in business, with Minister for Skills and Tertiary Education Geoff Lee and Minister for Women Bronnie Taylor launching a free online mentoring program. The landmark $7 million Women in Business program provides practical resources for women running small businesses, micro-businesses or start-ups. New ABS data has … Continue reading “HELPING NSW WOMEN START THEIR OWN BUSINESS”

The NSW Government has offered a boost to women in business, with Minister for Skills and Tertiary Education Geoff Lee and Minister for Women Bronnie Taylor launching a free online mentoring program.

The landmark $7 million Women in Business program provides practical resources for women running small businesses, micro-businesses or start-ups.

New ABS data has revealed more than a third of the nation’s small businesses are headed by women, with 12.1 per cent of the nation’s 5.9 million female employees now their own boss.

Mr Lee said the NSW Government, through TAFE NSW, was determined to support this entrepreneurial spirit by providing as much support as possible to women in business.

“Women now have access to a range of free online information, advice from leading Australian entrepreneurs, as well as events and workshops,” Mr Lee said.

The Women in Business program connects business owners with a range of resources and support services provided by the NSW Government.

Mrs Taylor said the NSW Government wants to ensure that women-led businesses have the best possible opportunity to succeed.

“The Women in Business program will ensure entrepreneurial women across the state are supported, regardless of where they live,” Mrs Taylor said.

“It also allows businesswomen to select the resources that best suit their needs, at a time that is convenient to them.”

Minister for Finance and Small Business Damien Tudehope said women-led businesses play a vital role in the State’s economy.

“The NSW Government wants to see even more women succeed in small business which is why we are giving them the support they need to get ahead,” he said.

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The program is part of the NSW Women’s Strategy for 2018-2022. Participants can access training topics such as creating a business plan, keeping your business cyber-safe and leveraging social media.

To register for the free program visit tafensw.edu.au/womeninbusiness or call 131 601.

Source: 16 News http://www.16news.com.au/index.php/2020/01/30/helping-nsw-women-start-their-own-business/

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