More financial support now available for small businesses in Western Queensland to cope with drought and COVID-19

Small businesses in western Queensland impacted by coronavirus or drought 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.

Paul and Paula Misipeka are ready to take appointments with small business owners in the Barcaldine, Longreach, Barcoo, Boulia, Diamantina, Winton, Richmond, Flinders and McKinlay region and other western areas as required.

“Paul and I have both run our own small businesses, we’ve experienced years of success but have also faced the brutal reality of having to rebuild after some very difficult and hard times, so we understand just what it’s like to run a small business in all seasons,” Paula Misipeka said.

Under COVID-19 restrictions the small business counsellors will be working remotely with small businesses using technology like zoom video conferencing but as soon as government restrictions are eased, they will be available for face to face meetings.

“There is a lot of support we can provide over the phone or by zoom until social distancing measures are relaxed,” Paul Misipeka said.

“There wouldn’t be many whose businesses 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,” he said.

To make an appointment with Paula call 0422 875 551 or to talk to Paul call 0476 815 581.


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