Event Hirer Receives a ‘Something Special’ Business Boost Newest Winner of Bizcover.com.au ‘Small Business Buddy Program’
Queensland, September 2nd, 2014: Agnes Water based sole trader Margaret Lloyd’s business is called Something Special and now it can be that little bit more special, thanks to being granted the latest $2000 wish in the Bizcover.com.au’s $60,000 Small Business Buddy Program (www.smallbusinessbuddy.com.au).
“I am excited that from next year I will be able to offer affordable table and chair hire to customers from as part of my business with the $2000 Small Business Buddy wish program, which will help grow my business faster,” said Ms Lloyd, whose special event hire business services customers from the Discovery Coast Region between Bundaberg and Gladstone, including community groups and family celebrations.
“Usually we all have to travel to one of the larger regional centres 150km away to hire these items and then return them after the event. This costs a lot of money for fuel, greatly reducing our profit margins,” she added.
An existing Bizcover.com.au customer, Ms Lloyd recently read about their new Small Business Buddy program on the BizCover.com.au website while looking up details about her existing insurance cover.
Starting Something More in March 2013, Ms Lloyd enjoys the freedoms of being a small business owner as she is able to set my own work hours and I am not dependant on anyone else to complete my work schedule. She presently runs her event equipment hire business through my Facebook page and with the use of business cards and word of mouth referral.
Launched in June, BizCover Founder and Managing Director Michael Gottlieb has dedicated $60,000 towards the new Small Business Buddy Program in a feel-good mission to give back to the SME community who they service.
“Our success is due to the small business community, who have over the past seven years embraced our online insurance services over more traditional methods of buying insurance,” said Gottlieb, who adds BizCover have 25,000 small business customers across 2,000 plus occupations ranging from dog walkers to hairdressers to café owners and IT consultants.
This Small Business Buddy Wish adds to the other significant achievements by Lucy May’s Café & Bar in the past three years: including being one of four finalists in the Hospitality category in the Bendigo Bank Gippsland Business Awards 2013 and being named one of four finalists in the 2014 Smart Start Up Business Awards.
“Having someone like Margaret Lloyd be able to literally boost her local small business overnight with a $2000 grant for additional inventory is precisely what the Small Business Buddy Program is about,” said Gottlieb.
A wish will be granted by BizCover.com.au every fortnight in the form of a specific product or service valued at up to $2000. Wishes can be made by any small business with 20 employees or less. Businesses must have a valid ABN to apply but don’t need to be an existing BizCover customer to enter.
Wishes can be submitted online via www.smallbusinessbuddy.com.au.
What: The Small Business Buddy Program
When: Wishes will be granted twice a month
BizCover is Australia’s leading online insurance service and is changing the way micro, small and medium sized businesses buy Professional Indemnity, Public Liability, Business Insurance, Management Liability and Cyber Insurance. BizCover provides multiple insurance quotes instantly online and the ability to select and purchase the right cover immediately.
BizCover partners with leading insurers to provide cover for over 2000 occupations and have taken the hassle out of buying insurance for more than 25,000 businesses so far.
They are supporters of a range of other small business programs such as the Small Business Champion Awards, which they sponsor, and partnerships with the government’s New Enterprise Incentive Scheme (NEIS) and Business Enterprise Centres Australia (BECA).
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