12 August 2020
This week the Small Business Development Corporation and the WA State Government have announced this exciting new program for WA small business owners who have been impacted by COVID-19.
Presented by Blow Your Own Mind, PIVOT© is a Small Business Development Corporation (SBDC) program funded by the State Government’s WA Recovery Plan.
Excerpts from the WA State Government Media Statement:
- Free recovery program offered to WA small businesses to assist with impacts of COVID-19
- PIVOT program will offer a range of online support mechanisms to promote business innovation
- Western Australia now has the most open economy and best small business environment in the country
- State Government’s WA Recovery Plan delivering $5.5 billion in stimulus and support measures to assist State to emerge from COVID-19
Comments attributed to Small Business Minister Paul Papalia:
“With Western Australia now the most open economy in the country, with the most small business-friendly environment of any State, our focus has turned to assisting businesses to succeed in the new environment.
The PIVOT program will deliver key entrepreneurship and development skills to WA small businesses, to help them emerge from COVID-19 and plan for the future.
The Small Business Development Corporation has been a key support agency for WA businesses throughout the crisis with demand for their services surging.
The PIVOT program is a high value program that will help make our small businesses more resilient, adaptable, skilled and ready to respond to new opportunities as the State recovers from the impacts of COVID-19.”
Read the complete media statement here PIVOT Program to Support Small Businesses in COVID-19 Recovery.
Expression of Interest – Now Open
We encourage all eligible businesses to apply by submitting an expression of interest, however preference is being given to businesses who have been significantly impacted by government restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic and or who operate in the tourism, agrifood, hospitality or retail sectors.
Applications close 4pm Monday 17 August 2020
TO FIND OUT MORE & APPLY VISIT >> www.smallbusiness.wa.gov.au/pivot