Federal Member Luke Hartsuyker, the Minister for Vocational Employment and Skills attended ETC’s Head Office in Coffs Harbour on Friday to meet with ETC Consultant Annelies Voorthuis.
Ms Voorthuis said she felt privileged to meet Mr Hartsuyker and to formally introduce herself as the local Australian Small Business Advisory Service (ASBAS) Programme consultant.
“ETC was delighted to have secured funding for this programme back in February to help small businesses on the Mid North Coast,” Ms Voorthuis said.
“Our business services have been a contributing factor in the success of many locally owned businesses and we are recognised as the state and federal governments’ designated provider of advice and support for small business on the Mid North Coast”.
The programme funded by the Australian Government caters to start ups, micro, small and medium businesses.
Ms Voorthuis said the programme was designed to deliver specialised and expert business support through relevant, low cost advisory services that were practical, flexible and focused.
“Businesses are provided with personalised, confidential one-on-one tailored business advisory services, face-to-face meetings and small group training,” Ms Voorthuis said.
According to Ms Voorthuis, the programme provided a range of business advisory services and knowledge building workshops.
“We cover funding avenues and financial analysis, building your business, making the most of your talent and team, management capabilities, and digital engagement,” Ms Voorthuis said.
For more information on the Australian Small Business Advisory Service (ASBAS) Programme visit the ETC Website or contact ETC’s Business Services Team on 1800 007 400.