VERTO puts the spotlight on small business this October

To mark NSW Small Business Month (1-31 October), VERTO CEO Ron Maxwell is encouraging those considering starting a business, or wanting help transitioning an existing small business into a thriving one, to contact VERTO.

“NSW is made up of a range of small businesses who continue to make a vital contribution to our economy and our local communities,” Mr Maxwell said.

“Small Business Month is about recognising these fantastic operators and offering support and opportunities to grow their businesses and create stronger networks.

“VERTO is in a unique position to offer support to small businesses through the Australian Government’s Self-Employment Assistance program, which we deliver in the Hunter, Mid-North Coast, Murray Riverina and Far West Orana regions of NSW.

“The program allows you to choose the level of support that meets your needs and those of your business. Small Business Month is the perfect time to check in with one of our Self-Employment Assistance mentors and take your business to the next level,” he said.

The theme for Small Business Month 2023 is ‘My Small Business’ and is focused on providing assistance and tips on how small businesses can strengthen their business in seven key areas - branding and marketing, cyber security, business health, ecommerce, current market conditions, resilience and teams.

Small Business Month aims to help small businesses to share knowledge, learn from business leaders and attend local events aligned to their individual business interests.

For more information about Small Business Month, or to register for a local event, visit:

For more information about VERTO’s Self-Employment Assistance program,  phone 1300 483 786  or visit:


VERTO is a not-for-profit organisation delivering a range of apprenticeship, community support, employment and training services to assist individuals, employers and industries. We can be found in more than 65 locations across New South Wales. For more information, visit