Small business program expands to Dubbo
After a successful pilot in Parramatta, the program has launched in Dubbo, making it easier to start cafes, restaurants, and small bars.
The program is delivering a one-stop shop for small businesses, replacing 30 government forms with a single online application.
In Parramatta, the program reduced the time to start a business from 18-months to just three months.
Deputy Premier and Minister for Small Business, John Barilaro, said the program removed barriers and obstacles involved in starting a small business in regional NSW.
“This program is helping small businesses by almost halving the amount of duplicated information customers were previously required to provide,” Mr Barilaro said.
Minister for Finance Services and Property, Victor Dominello, said a rapid growth in digital technology is providing the government with an opportunity to make life easier for prospective small business owners in regional NSW.
“The program is sure to enliven the growing range of cafes and restaurants we have as well as motivate anyone who is thinking about starting a new business,” Mr Dominello said.
Plans are underway to expand the program beyond restaurants and cafes to include four other business sectors including clothing retail, housing construction, print, and road freight.