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Rural Business Support’s Small Business Financial Counselling program assists eligible small business owners that have been impacted by drought and bushfire. The program is modelled on the successful Rural Financial Counselling Service (RFCS), which has been supporting farmers and rural-related businesses for more than 30 years.
The SBFC program is the result of additional funding received from the Australian Government and the Government of South Australia for RBS to extend its services to other small businesses beyond the farm gate.
Our Small Business Financial Counsellors live and work in those areas that have been affected by drought or bushfire, so they understand firsthand the complex challenges that small business owners are facing. With the added impact of COVID-19, the Australian Government has allocated additional funding through the Regional Recovery Small Business Support Program to help eligible business owners find a way forward.
Our Small Business Team can provide support with:
- Considering different options to manage financial issues
- Developing budgets and cash flows
- Negotiating with creditors
- Accessing dispute resolution services
- Connecting with broader professional advice and support
- Applying for government and community grants, programs or schemes
The program is modelled on the successful Rural Financial Counselling Service (RFCS), which has been supporting farmers and rural-related businesses for more than 30 years. Both services are free, independent and confidential.
For further information please call us on 1800 836 211 to discuss eligibility and to arrange an initial appointment to talk through your situation.
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