Small business operators in the Dandenong area can access free mentoring, support and information about Victorian Government services when the Small Business Bus visits on Thursday 16 April 2015.

Minister for Small Business, Adem Somyurek, said the Andrews Labor Government is doubling its mobile support for small business with a second Small Business Bus now delivering valuable advice to towns and suburbs across Victoria.

The buses provide free and personalised on-board advice from Small Business Mentoring Service specialists. Importantly, the two vehicles will also play an important role providing business recovery support where needed for communities affected by bushfire, flood, drought or other disasters. The additional capacity from a second bus will enable much greater flexibility in times of crisis and offer timely assistance when required.

The on-board business mentors are skilled in marketing, finance, human resources and sales advice and have extensive experience in running a small business or in senior business management.

There are more than 525,000 small businesses in Victoria, representing 96 per cent of the State’s businesses.

The Small Business Bus will be located at Palm Plaza, near the corner of Walker and McCrae Streets, 159 Walker Street, Dandenong VIC 3175 from 10am-4pm, on Thursday 16 April 2015.

For more information about the Small Business Bus or to book a free on-board mentoring session, visit or call Small Business Victoria on 13 22 15.