Closure of the 2015-2018 ASBAS program.
We would like to let you know that the Help 4 Small Business program came to an end on 31st March 2018, and at this stage there are no indications of future funding options into the future.
Help 4 Small Business is an enterprise of SunRCS and was funded under the Australian Small Business Advisory Services (ASBAS) program.
The Help 4 Small Business program has provided over 850 low cost services to clients in Buloke, Mildura, Swan Hill and Wentworth including one to one assistance, workshops, webinars and by providing subsidised access to specialists.
It was a unique program that gave us the opportunity to tailor services to small businesses in our region. We thank the Australian Government for their support of our program.
While we had hoped that we could continue on with a similar program in our region, ASBAS have changed their focus for the next round of funding to a multi-state program called the Digital Solutions program.
The program concluded with two low-cost small business bootcamps in Swan Hill and Birchip in March, with great success, and were a fantastic “Swansong” for the Help 4 Small Business program.
SunRCS have managed a number of small business programs over the last ten years including three ASBAS funded programs, the Small Business Financial Counsellor program, as well as smaller projects such as free iPad training and women’s leadership retreats.
Thank you for your participation and support over the years. SunRCS will continue to look at ways to continue to support small business clients in our region with the aim of building resilient rural communities.