Businesses offered timely advice

CLARENCE Valley businesses have been encouraged to take part in a NSW Government's Managing through Turbulent Times seminar.

Minister for Small Business Steve Whan said Managing through Turbulent Times provided timely information to small business operators to help counter the impact of the trading downturn.

“The NSW Government is responding to the concerns of small business operators in regional NSW by providing the latest and best possible advice,” Mr Whan said.

“Small to medium businesses need knowledge to modify their plans if they are going to survive. The Managing through Turbulent Times seminars give business owners the practical skills and tactics to counter the impact of business pressures arising from fluctuations in the global economy.”

Managing through Turbulent Times comprises three sections including:- The economic outlook - Craig James of Commsec delivers an economic outlook analysing what has happened thus far, and the impact on small business.

Financial strategy - Matthew Nolan of Provident Cashflow discusses how to redefine a financial strategy, and the road ahead to continued economic success.

Customer retention - Louise Kelly of Hearts and Minds shows how to keep customers engaged anyhow to maintain a positive verbal brand when things are tough.

Venue: Zest Function Room, Campus Central, Southern Cross University, Military Road, East Lismore on Tuesday April 28 from 7.30 am to 10.00 am.

For more information and to register to attend, contact Carol Toms on 6642 6511 or email

Managing through Turbulent Times seminars are presented by the Department of State and Regional Development.

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