Jane Prentice MP, Federal Member for Ryan - Coat of Arms
Federal Member for Ryan
Assistant Minister for Social Services and Disability Services
JANE PRENTICE MP, Federal Member for Ryan

Small Business Bonanza

Thursday, 20 July 2017

Small Business Bonanza

We have a strong and successful small business community and I was delighted to welcome Minister for Small Business, the Hon Michael McCormack to Ryan as part of our “Small Business Bonanza”. 

The ‘Bonanza’ included a networking breakfast, a small business walkthrough and a Forum with government agency representatives. 

The day kicked off (literally) with a networking business breakfast at Wests Rugby Club. The function gave members of our small business community to have one on one conversations with the Minister and give feedback and ideas.  

I then the introduced the Minister to many of our small business operators on Moggill Road at Kenmore including; Westside Printing, Tailored Paws, Café Tara, Water World Pool Shop, Male Escape Gentlemen’s Grooming, Sport First, Kenmore Cycles, Bru Cru Coffee, The McIntyre Thrift Shop, Kenmore News and Casket, James' Connoisseur Meats, Bakers Delight, Brisbane West Real Estate and Kenmore Plaza Seafood. 

Our Small Business Forum was very successful with a great cross section of our small business owners in attendance. Guest speakers included Minister McCormack, Small Business Ombudsman, Kate Carnell AO and Mark Elwell from the Australian Taxation Office (ATO).

One of the main themes of the day was the extension of the very popular $20,000 asset write-off programme which allows businesses to write off assets instantly. Many locals are benefitting greatly from this initiative as it is allowing them to purchase the equipment they need to strengthen or expand their business. 

Thank you to everyone who attended the events – your feedback is much appreciated and will inform future decisions. If you are interested in attending any of these events in the future please contact my office so we can ensure you are on our invitation list. 


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