Here’s some good advice: it’s free
  • Thursday 05 April 2012

There’s nothing like good advice – and if you are running a small business, you’ll get plenty of advice at the Sunshine Coast Business Expo in May.

Sunshine Coast Council will again have a strong presence at the expo, but this year will be a little different.

"For this year’s expo we have organised a roster of our new Professional Service Providers (PSP) to be on hand throughout the event, who will give free advice to those who ask for it," council’s Economic Development Manager, Craig Matheson, said.

"We have recently sought and attracted 33 of the Coast’s professionals in accounting, law, taxation and town planning to join our PSP panel, many of whom will attend the expo to pass on advice to those attending," he said.

"Throughout the expo, Coast business owners will be able to meet any one of the PSP’s for free consultations and advice, as well as attend some of the workshops they will be presenting.

"This service continues to be part of council’s Local Business Support Program, but the expo will be a good opportunity for business owners to see how it operates."

Mr Matheson said council would also be showcasing its new electronic business e-book – Business Ezy.

"Business Ezy is the first of its kind from any level of government," he said.

"It provides relevant and useful information to anyone in small business, from start-up, through all the business cycles, even to disposal of a business.

"It’s unique, and a key component of the Local Business Support program, accessible from any internet-enabled device."

The 2012 Sunshine Coast Business Expo will run on Thursday and Friday, 10 and 11 May, at the Mooloolaba campus of Sunshine Coast Institute of TAFE.

For more information call Melinda on 5443 5661 or visit