New service to support South West businesses

Bunbury-based consultancy IPS opened its doors last week to provide free business advice to the South West and Peel regions as part of the Business Local initiative.

The new IPS Business Advisory service was launched after IPS won the State Government contract through the Small Business Development Corporation to supply free business advisory services throughout the two key regional areas.

Business Advisory South West and Peel will offer advice across a range of key business needs, including business planning, using the web, tax and financial advice, marketing and employing staff.

IPS managing director Katina Law said the contract was a great opportunity to support thousands of businesses to prosper in two of the State’s most important regional areas.

“It’s a great opportunity for us to continue to support businesses throughout the South West and Peel,” she said.

“There are some fantastic initiatives throughout both regions, and we’re very fortunate to be a part of driving those forward.

“We understand the challenges facing regional small businesses. We’re keen to help them adapt to change, grow and succeed.”

A range of leading specialists have already partnered with IPS to help deliver advice, including BHR Papalia, Southern Cross Austereo, IP Creative and TNE.

The service is available to any small business with up to 20 employees - including home-based businesses, start-ups and existing businesses.

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