THE L.I.N.K. business group is about to share some strategies with those who wish to start and grow their business in the Coffs Harbour area.
Jeff Clayton from Pack n Send is one of the founding members of the group.
"We want to ensure that anyone who commences a business in Coffs Harbour and environs has a greater chance of being successful, particularly in this economic climate," Mr Claytons said.
"It is well known that the majority of new businesses fail within the first 12 months and even existing businesses look for assistance during their formative years.
"Our aim is to assist any new or recently established business and to keep them as fully informed as possible on the pitfalls as well as the opportunities in running a business.
"We also recognise that most people wishing to start a new business are doing so out of a need to find employment and in general have only one or two of the three necessary skills required to be successful.
"Our group, all successful small to medium business owners, has identified a gap in information and assistance for those individuals who may not qualify for government or other assistance.
"So we have identified the areas of expertise in our group and are now offering a series of free seminars to interested parties."
The first of the series of Business Success Seminars, on the topic of Buying a Business, will offer an opportunity to identify the types of skills people need to run a business, manage and market the business and also help with decision making on what type of business is the most suitable for prospective business owners.
It will be held on Thursday, May 17, and will be followed by two others in June.
For more details contact Julianne McKeon, ETC Coordinator of the Coffs Harbour Innovation Centre on 6658 8199 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.