Free program for businesses

Member for Gosford Liesl Tesch is encouraging businesses to enroll in the NSW government Business Connect Program

Businesses on the Peninsula are being encouraged to enrol in a free program to help boost their business in 2021.

The NSW Government’s Business Connect Program (BCP) is designed to give dedicated, independent and personalised advice to help at all stages of business development.

Up to four hours of free advice from experienced advisors will be offered, as well as subsidised webinars and online workshops for eligible participants.

Member for Gosford Liesl Tesch MP said Peninsula businesses should take up the opportunity, particularly with the hardships that 2020 brought for them.

“The opportunity to grow your business with tailored and expert advice is an offer I would not pass up,” Tesch said.

“This year I want to watch our local businesses and our local economy thrive and the BCP is the perfect program to kick-start your journey.”

Business owners are able to choose their advisor based off what is best suited to their needs, with the Central Coast having 15 to select from.

The $39.3M program also offers owners support in accessing grant programs and applying for loans, as well as marketing to new customers, managing cashflow and developing customised recovery strategies.

Tesch said every business on the Central Coast would benefit from customised recovery strategies.

“As we continue to get on top of COVID-19 and work out of our second major outbreak I think our local businesses should be prepared and ready for the next step,” she said.

More information on the program can be found at:

Media release, Jan 12
Member for Gosford, Liesl Tesch