The Small Biz Bus

June 18, 2013, 10:17 am Kochie's Business Builders Yahoo7

Small Business NSW launched a very handy new initiative this week, that we think should be rolled out right across the country. Here's the if, what, why and how of the Small Biz Bus...

The Small Biz Bus

The NSW Government has launched a second Small Biz Bus, a mobile mentoring and information service that will travel around New South Wales connecting with small businesses.

“The new bus will have small business experts on board and connect business owners and operators to local Small Biz Connect advisers, who offer high quality business assistance and mentoring services,” Minister for Small Business Katrina Hodgkinson said.

A similar setup motors around Victoria too and is hopefully in the exhaust pipe of other State governments now that New South Wales has doubled up their initiative.

"The NSW government thought it was time that small businesses, particularly in rural and regional areas, had better access to business advice and mentoring, so that their business don't just survive but really thrive," Hodgkinson said.

To find out a bit more about this terrific new resource, we caught up with the NSW Minister for Small Business at the launch of the first Small Biz Bus.

WATCH: Interview With Katrina Hodgkinson

And for a few more details on the specific experts and resources on hand, Small Business Commissioner Yasmin King was there to fill us in.

WATCH: Interview With Yasmin King

For more info on the bus' schedule, and to book an appointment on it, head to the Small Business Connect website.