• Eric Hutchinson Mp | Member for Lyons

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FEDERAL Small Business Minister Bruce Billson came to visit us in Lyons this week.

I took him to St Helens to introduce him to small business operators on the East Coast and we had a wonderful day.

More than 50 people turned up to a small business breakfast and forum at Tidal Waters.

Minister Billson’s lively address was well received. His real life experience as a small businessman before politics resonated well with those at the breakfast.

And he drew some interesting responses when he asked each person in the audience what they would do if they were prime minister for a day – especially from the six young leaders from St Helens District High School.

I was pleased to hear people like Nick Crawford and Steve Walley from the Break O’Day Business Enterprise Centre talk about the optimism of people “busting to get started,’’ in business on the East Coast.

I hope the business enterprise centre’s travelling expo next week at Bicheno, Triabunna and St Helens works well for the community.