The annual Western Sydney Small Business Expo is on again in August featuring an action packed day of speakers, workshops, an expo and networking function geared towards stimulating the development of small and start-up businesses.
It aims to connect like-minded corporations to start-ups and small businesses to develop essential operations, stimulate investment and spotlight the rich diversity of small business in Western Sydney.
Small businesses (less than 19 employees) make up 98 percent of Western Sydney's economy, the third largest economic contributor to Australia's Gross Domestic Product (GDP).
Western Sydney is also Australia's fastest growing region with a forecasted population growth of 70 percent forecast in the next 18 years creating an economic incubator for existing and future business opportunities.
This one-day event, now in its second year, will run on Wednesday 8 August from 9.30am-4pm at Rosehill Gardens Racecourse.
Organisers say it will provide a chance for small businesses to collaborate and network with large corporations who can assist with their business challenges and opportunities and provide practical strategies to help drive growth and success.
Highlights include: • Keynotes: Lyall Gorman, founder of Western Sydney Wanderers and Amna Karra-Hassan, Co-Founder of Auburn Tigers Womens AFL. • Workshops: Practical workshops led by Westfield and Transport NSW executives. • Pitch your idea: Pitch your idea to a panel for a chance to win cash and mentors for six months • Networking: Hosted at Parramatta’s newest food and cocktail playground, Alex & Co. from 5pm. • Venture A Business: Free 20-minute session blocks for businesses to get consultancy from exhibitors.
Other speakers and workshop topics include: • Panel Discussion: Do start-ups disrupt or solve? PwC, St George Bank & Silicon West. • Local Business, Global Workforce: DEVTHA, AuMake, NSW Parramatta Light Rail. • Legal Rights & Ideas: Frank Legal. • The New Age Accountant: Pretium Solutions. • The Secret Kills of Business Success (and how to fight them): Servcorp. • Consistent & Sustained Growth in Sales: Inspiring Rare Birds. • Social Media without Planning: Buzz Web Media. • Who Am I selling to: Westfield (SCentre Group). • Automation: Quiddity. • Human Resources: Responsibility.
COST: Expo only ticket $19. Expo + networking event $89. Day Pass (everything) $199.
More information and bookings: http://wssbe.com.au/