Published on Feb 10, 2020
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Cessnock City Council has partnered with the NSW Business Chamber’s BEAP Program to save our businesses money and support energy saving initiatives in the community.
Council’s Business Capability Study (2019) identified that over 55 percent of respondents agreed that the most significant pain point for our businesses was the rising cost of doing business.
In response to the study Council has partnered with the Business Energy Advice Program, a free initiative funded by the Federal Government to help small businesses address their energy issues. It’s as easy a quick phone consultation and they provide ongoing follow up for businesses who need it.
The government endeavours to help those challenged with harsh dry weather conditions across Australia through partnering with this program to provide a personalised energy consultation.
The program delivers one on one consultation with an industry expert to assist small businesses to understand their energy saving opportunities, assistance with sourcing more effective energy plans along with advantageous rebates and funding opportunities.
Eligible small businesses will be provided an easy to navigate benchmarking tool to compare data based on business types, location and energy spends. Businesses can utilise this tool as often as they like to check their energy spend.
To access the Small Business Energy tool go to checkyourenergyspend.com.au. There is no registration requirements and completing the check will take minutes.
The BEAP Program targets small businesses between 6 and 20 employees and businesses with less than five employees that have been affected by the drought. The program delivers trusted tailored advice assisting businesses in their time of need.If you have a small business or know someone who has been impacted by the drought, register for a free business expert consultation by calling 1300 415 224. You don’t need to struggle on your own, help is here!
Watch the video on the BEAP Program here: