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21 June, 2021

Business mentoring on offer for Pioneer Valley

BUSINESS owners in Eungella and Finch Hatton are being invited to take part in a Small Business Mentoring Program, free of charge.


Senior economic development officer Nele Hahne and Mayor Greg Williamson encourage business owners to take advantage of mentoring program.

Mayor Greg Williamson said the aim of the pilot program was to support and empower local businesses and tourism operators in optimising their business.

“Once up and running, the Pioneer Valley Mountain Bike Trails are expected to attract 30,000 new visitors to the region annually and bring in an additional $18 million for the local economy,” Mayor Williamson said.

“We want to do our part in making sure that businesses in the Pioneer Valley are in the best possible shape for the influx of visitors to our region,” he said.

The six-month program will provide business owners with a detailed business assessment, one-on-one mentoring sessions, practical workshop style webinars and much more.

Mayor Williamson said council was subsidising the pilot program so that local business owners can access and gain invaluable mentoring at no additional cost to their business.

An introductory webinar and live Q&A session are planned for Thursday (June 24) at 10.30am to provide interested applicants with more information on the program requirements and commitments. Register for the webinar today at bit.ly/mrcwebinar.

The program will be delivered in a virtual capacity and facilitated by independent mentors, business and tourism experts, Sparrowly Group.

Places are limited for the program, so be quick to register - visit bit.ly/mrcsmallbusiness. Applications close Friday, July 2 at 9pm.

For more information contact council’s senior economic development officer Nele Hahne on 1300 MACKAY (622 529).


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