Financial Support for Small Businesses in Cairns to Cope with COVID-19

Small businesses in Cairns impacted by coronavirus can now access free, independent, professional financial assistance with the appointment of two new small business counsellors to the region.

Small business counsellors can help small businesses get a deep understanding of their financial position, help develop budgets and cash flows, negotiate with creditors as well as assist access government and community grants and schemes.

Any small to medium sized business with one hundred employees or less who are at risk of financial hardship caused by the coronavirus pandemic are eligible to make an appointment with a small business counsellor.

Cam Charlton and Susan Yeeles are ready to take appointments with small business owners in Cairns and surrounds.

Cam Charlton is no newcomer to the Cairns region, he has more than 35 years’ experience in the region as a chartered accountant and accredited management consultant. 

He has experience helping businesses in financial stress, but his main focus is on sustainable business growth and development. 

“Businesses in Cairns are finding it extremely tough at the moment and I am very keen to provide whatever assistance I can to help them get through this and survive for the long term,” Mr Charlton said.

Susan Yeeles has over 20 years’ experience as a finance professional focused in audit, management and financial accounting.

She has a strong focus on communication and practical solution problem-solving as well as a deep understanding of the compliance and regulatory framework in which small businesses operate.

“There wouldn’t be many businesses that are unaffected by the coronavirus pandemic if there was ever a time when it is common to suffer business and financial pressure, it would be now, you are not alone.  Now is the time to have a confidential chat,” Ms Yeeles said.

 To make an appointment with Cam Charlton call 0418 773 737or talk to Susan Yeeles dial 0400 076 716.


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