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Business Day Out To Boost Ballarat Small Businesses

19 May 2015

Minister for Regional Development, Jaala Pulford, today opened the Commerce Ballarat Business Day Out, a key event for small businesses in the Ballarat and surrounding regions.

Supported by the Andrews Labor Government, the event promotes excellence, innovation and growth in the regional business community.

Around 200 current and prospective small to medium business owners attended the event to hear about the latest business trends in social media, information technology and marketing.

The event provided regional businesses with the opportunity to understand how they can improve their business and build networks within the local communities.

This program is in line with the Labor Government’s Back To Work plan, which will support small businesses, drive industry growth and create 100,000 full time jobs across Victoria. There are currently more than 525,000 small businesses in Victoria, representing 96 per cent of the state’s businesses. More than 28 per cent of all small businesses are in rural and regional areas.

Quotes attributable to Minister for Regional Development, Jaala Pulford
“The Commerce Ballarat Business Day Out is an important event for the Ballarat business community, providing small businesses with the opportunity to gain industry expertise and grow their business networks.”
“The Andrews Labor Government is strongly supporting small business through our Back to Work plan, which will create jobs and drive growth across regional Victoria.” “With more than 28 per cent of all small businesses being in regional Victoria, they are a key driver for jobs in our local communities.”
Quotes attributable to Minister for Small Business, Innovation and Trade, Adem Somyurek

“The Labor Government is creating more opportunities for small businesses across the state, with our recent Budget funding initiatives such as Grow Your Business and the Small Business Program.”

“We are supporting events like the Commerce Ballarat Business Day Out, which will drive ideas and growth among regional business communities, meaning more opportunities and more jobs.”

Reviewed 19 August 2020

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