NSW Minister for Small Business Katrina Hodgkinson has launched a new video documenting the success story of a Sydney small business that recently participated in the NSW Government’s Small Biz Connect Program.
The video features south Sydney-based business Progroom, which manufactures and distributes salon quality pet products designed for the pet groomer market. Catherine Cawsey and Natalie Graham (pictured, right) launched Progroom almost five years ago, but said that meeting their Small Biz Connect adviser, Jacqui Attard, they acquired the tools they needed to achieve their goals for their business.
“We’d reached a point where we didn’t know which direction to go – whether we stayed where we were or expanded to take it further,” Graham said.
“Our net profits have gone up, we’re taking on the advice and we’re really proud of that, and we have the results to show for it,” Cawsey added.
The Small Biz Connect programmed is committed to better outcomes for small business owners via highly subsidised and affordable business support services. Small Biz Connect has a network of business advisers throughout NSW. Hodgkinson said the Progroom video demonstrates the support business owners can gain through Small Biz Connect.
“This video highlights how the personalised, in-depth support provided by Small Biz Connect helps small businesses reach their full potential,” Hodgkinson said. “During a six-month period to the end of last year, advisers spent 1,860 hours with clients in the Bankstown, Canterbury, Hurstville, Kogarah, Rockdale and Sutherland Local Government Areas.”
To watch the Progroom’s video, visit www.smallbusiness.nsw.gov.au/news-and-publications/news/small-biz-connect-clients-share-their-story. For more information about Small Biz Connect, visit the Office of the NSW Small Business Commissioner’s website at www.smallbusiness.gov.au.