Council’s Economic Development Office provides information and referral to new and existing business on a free and confidential basis. The Economic Development Manager works with a network of other agencies who offer a range of assistance and resources to businesses within the Shire.  See below for information on some of these agencies. You can discuss your situation with the EDO to find out who is best placed to assist you.

Tel: 02 6827 1917
Email: edo@coonambleshire.nsw.gov.au

Other Sources of Assistance:

Small Biz Connect is a quality, personalised and highly subsidised business advisory program for small businesses in NSW.

Through the program, you can:

  • Get expert advice on managing your small business
  • Access face-to-face support
  • Develop key business skills 

Small Biz Connect is funded by the NSW Government and will link with other business support services.

Whether you're just starting out, want to expand your business or are ready to retire, take the next step with Small Biz Connect.

A Small Business Advisor visits our Shire on a regular basis.  This service can be contacted at:

Business Enterprise Centre
37 Erskine Street,
Dubbo(02) 6884 8155
SmallBizConnect@bec.net.au
www.bec.net.au


The Aboriginal Enterprise Development Officer Program (AEDOP) employs people to act as mentors and support for Aboriginal people who want to set up a business.

AEDOs are Aboriginal people who have experience in small business management and are in touch with the needs of Aboriginal communities.

An AEDO services Coonamble Shire from the Business Enterprise Centre (BEC) in Dubbo. Contact him at aedomp@bec.net.au or ask Council's EDO for a phone number.

Small Business Tool Kit

Find the information and interactive tools to assist you to start, run and grow your business. Lots of useful information on business planning, finance, and cash flow, marketing and sales and HR and employee management. The Small Business Tool Kit includes checklists, planning tools and case studies.  Offered by the NSW Government.   Visit:  http://toolkit.smallbiz.nsw.gov.au/