Rural Financial Counselling - Rural Business Support

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Money & Finances

Rural Business Support provides free, independent and confidential financial counselling service for eligible clients who are experiencing financial hardship, or at risk of, financial hardship.

Programs and services are developed to inspire primary producers and small rural business owners to take action to improve their financial position and to manage change, risk and business challenges. Qualified Financial Counsellors can talk with you about your goals and plans for your business, discuss risk management and other strategies you may have, assess the options which may be available and help to make action plans to work towards business goals.

A rural financial counsellor can help you with:

  • Understanding your financial position
  • Future projections and scenarios
  • Exploring financial assistance options
  • Preparing for succession planning
  • Negotiating with lenders
  • Planning for family meetings
  • Referrals to other support including accountants, agricultural advisors, education, or counselling

This service is available to:

  • Primary producers
  • fishing enterprises
  • forest growers and harvesters, and 
  • small rural-related business owners

Last updated 2 May, 2023