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Still time to apply for Business Partner Program

6 June 2019

If you are looking for a helping hand with your business and have a great idea in mind that will benefit Gunnedah Shire through increased employment, there is still time to apply for the Business Partner Program.

The latest round of the program is now open, with applications closing on 30 June 2019.

The program is designed to encourage business expansion and help new business and economic activity, through projects like website upgrades, business planning and even assistance with major projects.

One of the successful applicants in the last round, Michelle Kiehne of Lash Out, said the Business Partner Program had given her the kick-start she needed to expand into training.

“I am qualified to train and I thought I could give people in rural places somewhere to learn without having to go to a major centre,” Michelle said.

“The grant helped me to buy the beauty beds and pay for the training manuals.”

Michelle has already held two training courses covering services including eyelash extensions, lash lifts, henna brows and tanning, and is planning a third session.

For further details about the Business Partner Program, contact Council’s Economic Development team on 02 6740 2100.

Photo Caption: Michelle Kiehne has used her Business Partner Program grant to grow her business Lash Out.


Media Contact: Eliza Gallen 02 6740 2100.