The NSW Small Business Commission has established a survey to understand the impacts the bushfires have had on local businesses.
Almost half of businesses have said that the bushfires have had a significant impact on their business, facing challenges such as reduced customers and cancelled bookings or orders.
Stephen Brady, Acting NSW Small Business Commissioner, said that these challenges will most likely continue for small business owners and operators.
‘We appreciate the time people have taken to share their ideas, problems and frustrations,’ said Mr Brady.
‘We encourage businesses to seek support sooner rather than later,’ he said, encouraging such businesses to seek Disaster Assistance via the NSW Office of Emergency Management.
The survey is still open and active for any small business owner who would like to contribute to this valuable discussion. Click here to access the survey.