Small business forums to be hosted by Tasmanian Government

Did you know the Tasmanian Government delivers a range of services and programs to assist Tasmanian small businesses to start, grow and create jobs to stimulate the economy?

The Department of State Growth provides access to free business advisors and mentors as well as a wide range of tools and online advice to help you start or grow your business.

Small businesses are the engine room of the Tasmanian economy. There are around 36 000 small businesses in Tasmania which contribute to economic growth by providing essential products and services. Importantly, business owners create employment and support for their local communities.

Through the Getting Behind and Backing Small Business policy the Tasmanian Government is committed to supporting small business to drive investment opportunities and economic growth in Tasmania.

During July, the Department is holding forums across Tasmania for small businesses to discover the services available to them and learn more about the small business landscape in the state.

The forum series will talk through how to access a range of Tasmanian Government programs and services, including a look at the new Business Tasmania Service online resources, Enterprise Centres Tasmania, and the Digital Ready for Business Program.

The Department recently commissioned research into the small business sector with an aim to better understand the sector and to help inform government services and programs. The forums will include a presentation of the initial research findings and will provide an opportunity to discuss these findings with small businesses that attend.  

This is a great opportunity for businesses across Tasmania to network, learn about the support available to them and how the Department of State Growth can help drive Tasmania’s small businesses forward.

For more information please contact Business Tasmania, phone 1800 440 026 or visit