Small businesses are the backbone of Australia's economy, representing 96 per cent of all businesses in the country. There are an estimated 2 million small businesses across the nation providing nearly half of all employment. In NSW alone, there are 680,000 small businesses providing employment for around 50 per cent of the NSW workforce.
In addition to contributing to the economy directly, the small business sector is a crucial platform which underpins the efficient operation of many medium-sized and large businesses.
Ms Yasmin King was appointed by the NSW Government in mid 2011 as the State's first-ever Small Business Commissioner.
Her role is to support small businesses throughout NSW by:
- Providing dispute resolution services
- Delivering quality business advice through Small Biz Connect
- Speaking up for small business within government