How the State Government Supports Small Business - 11/9/2018

| Tuesday September 11



Small Biz Matters – a half hour program each week where you can work ON your business rather than IN it.
with Alexi Boyd from Boyd Office Management Services
Date: 11 September 2018

  • Since becoming minister for better regulation, in what ways have you helped small business through reducing red tape?

  • We frequently hear when chatting to small business on the program that one of the biggest hurdles to growing a businesses is NSW Payroll Tax. It feels as though you’re just beginning to grow and then you’re penalised by employing people.

    • We have one of the highest proportions of non-employing businesses in Hornsby, could payroll tax be one of those compliance and cost hurdles stifling employment in our region? Has anyone ever examined why this is the case and thought in relation to how small businesses in your electorate can be better supported?

  • It’s disappointing to see loads of co-working spaces, collaborative & networking opportunities, and innovation hubs popping up all over the city and in regional areas. When is the State Government going to support Hornsby in this way? Is this something the State Government is thinking of in support of small businesses in the outer suburbs or will these services always be city-centric?

    • We have the transport infrastructure, over 15,000 registered businesses and Hornsby could potentially be a real hub in the North Shore.

  • On Sept 30th The Epping to Chatswood Line Closes. This potentially has huge ripple effects to commuting in our area as people travel through or near area. Both on road and rail lines. (Hornsby – Nth Sydney trainline, Hornsby Epping train line, traffic congestion pac hwy and Ryde Road). Apart from the additional busses being put on to service the epping chatswood route, what other contingency plans are being put in place for outer areas affected by the change.  

  • What rebates and grants are currently available to small business, offered by the NSW State Government