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We’re partnering with experienced business counsellors to help businesses in the Greater Hamilton region during this challenging time.

Shane Annett, a Small Business Financial Counsellor from the Rural Financial Counselling Service, has shared with us his 3 Top Tips for Small Businesses right now:

1. Let your customers and employees know what you are doing regarding changed business models or closure arrangements.

2. Open lines of communication with creditors and your bank.

3. Talk with your landlord.

You’re not alone in navigating the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, and free confidential support is available for small rural businesses who need help with options like those mentioned above.

Shane and the team from the Rural Financial Counselling Service – Wimmera South West can offer free assistance with budgets and cash-flow, refinancing, and how to manage your way through financial hardship.

To make a free 1:1 appointment, call 1300 735 578.

You can also find out more about the services offered by the Rural Financial Counselling Service by visiting

Shane Annett Rural Financial Counselling Service Victoria – Wimmera South West