An opportunity to encourage new business start-ups in the Northern Rivers has opened its doors, with the Goonellabah Business Hub now taking tenants.

Proponent of the business hub, current supercar co-driver David Russell and his wife Stacey bought the site at 8 Slade Street, as a way to invest in and encourage new businesses in the Lismore area.

Member for Lismore, Thomas George and Mr Russell toured the approved business incubator site, meeting some of the businesses which have already taken up residence.

Mr George said business hubs are an important way for entrepreneurs to network with other business operators.

“Starting a new business can be a scary experience. Business hubs are important in bringing together like minded people, who are looking to learn and grow their operation,” Mr George said.

Mr Russell said he wants the space to service the community in a positive way, with the chance some of the offices could be used as training rooms.

“It’s very hard for someone starting a new business to find reasonably priced premises in Goonellabah. This building offers start-ups a cost effective, flood free office or retail space.”

“Currently the space is at fifty per cent capacity. Eight different small businesses owners have embarked on their dream with room for a further eight to move in,” Mr Russell said.

Expressions of interest for those looking to access the Goonellabah Business Hub should contact the commercial property manager on 1300 721 816.

PHOTO: Thomas George – Member for Lismore, Thomas George MP, David and Satcey Russell and tenents of the Goonellabah Business Hub.

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Office: 55 Carrington Street  LISMORE
Postal: PO Box 52  LISMORE  NSW  2480
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