NSW COVID-19 lockdown
For financial and other support for small business, read about the Government support package
For information about the protections for commercial and retail tenants, see the commercial leases & COVID-19 FAQs
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Information for small business owners, including support from banks
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As an independent voice, the Commissioner is a passionate supporter and advocate of small businesses while striving to resolve any issues impacting on their day-to-day operation.
If your business has a problem, we want to help. Whether it’s speaking up for your business at the highest levels, or working to influence and change government policy, we can help you identify opportunities and overcome obstacles.
As a neutral mediator, we can offer the best chance of resolving your retail or other commercial lease dispute before being heard in court. We can also help with other civil matters which might involve other businesses or government agencies.
Our team manages the Retail Security Bond Scheme in NSW, which means if you have a cash bond for your retail shop, you’ll need to lodge it with us.
If you’re a small business looking for help, an enterprise looking to grow, or a local Council, we’re here for you.
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Bev Barnfather, Ladybird Gifts
I am thrilled to report that our dispute with our landlord has now finally been resolved ... At all times you acted with the utmost professionalism and you were an absolute pleasure to work with.
Andrew Cottrill, Business NSW – Riverina Murray
The southern NSW border region went through an unprecedented business downturn and disruption during the 2020 border closures. Accessibility to and responsiveness from the Small Business Commissioner and (Finance and Small Business) Minister Tudehope were greatly appreciated by the business community ...
Annabel O’Flynn, Grooove Graphic Design
I was so impressed with the knowledge, care and attention invested by your team - and the mindful follow-up. Without the budgets to access good legal and business advice, it is sometimes hard to achieve just outcomes, or stand up for our rights. Many thanks.