Wednesday, July 27, 2016
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Business centre a success

David Lee March 23, 2016
HELPING SMALL BUSINESS… From left, Greater Shepparton Business Centre manager investment attraction, Geraldine Christou and business development officer, Tricia Martinek, who are pleased that the Greater Shepparton Business Centre has helped to see many small businesses succeed over the years. Photo: Emma Hillier.

HELPING SMALL BUSINESS… From left, Greater Shepparton Business Centre manager investment attraction, Geraldine Christou and business development officer, Tricia Martinek, who are pleased that the Greater Shepparton Business Centre has helped to see many small businesses succeed over the years. Photo: Emma Hillier.

THE Greater Shepparton Business Centre has been nurturing small businesses locally for a number of years and has experienced a lot of success in assisting new businesses to get established enough to move out of the centre’s premises.

Greater Shepparton City Council Manager Investment Attraction, Geraldine Christou said while this might seem a strange aim for the business centre it is actually a measure of its success.

“We are happy to see small businesses develop and grow at the business centre. It’s a little sad to see them go, but at the same time it is exciting to see a business grow enough to need to move into their own premises.

“The Greater Shepparton Business Centre has had excellent tenants in Construct Drafting. They have been tenants since 2010 but now that their business has grown and they employ more people, they have moved into their own premises.

“The Greater Shepparton Business Centre has 16 offices and six light industrial sheds for lease for new small businesses wanting to start out. The leases are more flexible than normal lease agreements. The business centre also offers a number of small business and social media workshops as well as mentoring services for new business start-ups.”

Construct Drafting owner, Daryl Smith said, “The business centre certainly suited our needs at the time but now we have outgrown the office and have moved into our new premises. We have increased our business from one employee to three and we do a lot of work in the Melbourne commercial sector.

“I found the seminars they ran throughout the year useful and they suited my business. These are great for new businesses to attend,” Daryl said.

For more information on the business centre, visit www.sheppartonbusiness.com.au or call 5832 1100.