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Council to the aid of small business

BusinessJoanne EisemannComment

July 2018 | Wendy Laing

ON TUESDAY evening the 29th May 2018, Business Tasmania, supported by the Meander Valley Council, ran a small business forum at the Empire Hotel in Deloraine.

Small business owners from Westbury, Deloraine and Mole Creek attended the forum.

Enterprise Centres Tasmania business advisor, Mr Daryl Connelly began the proceedings with a Power- Council to the aid of small business Point presentation which outlined free, confidential, unbiased programs that are available, with the objective of providing guidance and mentoring information to assist new and growing businesses.

For further information you can contact Business Tasmania on 1800 440 026, email: or visit the website at

Daryl Connelly is also the Executive Officer for Switch Tasmania, a not for profit organisation that offers five hours of free coaching sessions on specific goals such as problem-solving, business advice on structuring your company, and the achievement of specific goals.

Switch Tasmania’s motto is ‘Changing our community, one business at a time’ and can be contacted for more details by emailing daryl@ or visit their website www.

The Business Engagement Officer for the Meander Valley Council, Mr Alan Blackmore, can also be contacted for information about the Business Tasmania programs. His phone number is 6393 5365 or email:

The theme throughout the forum was ‘Don’t wait until you have a problem before contacting a free business advisor for guidance’.