24 July 2013

E-Resource for small business updated


Joint Media Release with
The Hon Gary Gray MP
Minister for Small Business

The Australian Government today launched a new version of its highly popular E-resource kit for small businesses at the Small Business Forum in Brisbane.

The Small Business Resource Kit is a USB flash drive containing useful information and resources designed to help small business owners and start-ups get down to business.

Minister for Small Business Gary Gray said the flash drive had found its way to more than 40,000 small business owners since it was launched just over two years ago.

"The upgraded information in the kits includes revised versions of the useful Starting your Business and Growing your Business checklists," Mr Gray said.

"These checklists have been downloaded more than half a million times and are among the most popular tools downloaded from the business.gov.au website."

The USB kit also includes information on legal issues, independent contractors, and key contact information for small businesses.

Parliamentary Secretary for Small Business, Bernie Ripoll launched the kit while hosting the Australian Government's Small Business Forum.

"This resource kit allows small business owners and intending operators to access the key information and resources they need to start and grow their business," Mr Ripoll said.

"It is a simple-to-use and gives instant access to tools and resources in a variety of formats: video files, audio recordings, as well as traditional handbooks.

"The information in this kit is useful to small businesses, in all industries, and at any stage of the business' development."

The Australian Government also launched the new Building Success website which contains useful information and success stories about the impact of Australian Government programs designed to help small businesses.

"The website: buildingsuccess.innovation.gov.au has some great information about direct assistance and advisory services that are targeted toward small business, as well as programs that help small businesses build skills in their workforces," Mr Ripoll said.

"The case studies explain how small businesses have been able to use resources like business.gov.au to build their business and decision making skills."

You can obtain a resource kit by contacting the Small Business Support Line on 1800 777 275 emailing sbsl@innovation.gov.au or going to: www.business.gov.au/resourcekit.

24 July 2013