Greater Western Sydney Small Business Fair for new & existing owners

If you want to grow your small business or are thinking of starting one, the Greater Western Sydney Small Business Fair on Thursday 28 February is a "must attend".

The fair is part of a 20 venue Australia-wide campaign by the Australian Government’s Department of Jobs and Small Business to provide advice and tips to small business owners to help them work smarter.

This includes being able to tap into initiatives, benefits and tools.

Greater Western Sydney comprises the Blacktown, Blue Mountains, Hawkesbury, Penrith, Camden, Campbelltown, Liverpool, Wollondilly, Auburn, Bankstown, Fairfield, Holroyd and Parramatta local government areas.

Penrith Panthers Leagues Club is the only Greater Western Sydney Fair venue. However a similar fair is being run at Strathfield on 1 March and Hurstville on 2 March.

Open from 7.30am - 2pm the Fair will have a dual focus.

1. Helping people keen to start their own small business learn about setting a strong foundation in their first year of operation.

2. Providing advice and support to all small business via information on:

  • Financial incentives available to enhance your small business and find the right staff.

  • Tips on how to manage your cash flow.

  • Digital marketing tools you can use to target new customers.

  • Easier ways to understand the Australian tax and superannuation systems and what offsets you can claim.

  • How to better market your business to government and other larger customers.

  • How you can benefit from Free Trade Agreements and expand your business to international markets.

The Department’s Small Business Group Manager, Peter Cully, said the Fair is a great opportunity for small and family business owners to access Australian Government incentives and benefits that will help them work smarter.

“The fairs will also focus on digital tools used to connect with customers and the importance of self-care and wellbeing in the small business environment," he said.

Mr Cully said that with small businesses were under pressure to carve out their success alongside rapidly changing technology, many first-time entrepreneurs struggle to keep their business afloat in the first 12 months.

The Greater Western Sydney Fair at Penrith Panthers is geared towards easing that pressure.

Attendees will get hands-on digital coaching in business management and marketing, advice on simplifying tax, tips to be competitive in securing Government contracts, information to access wage subsidies and guidance to build a business from scratch.

Final program details will be emailed to registrants the day before the event, so you must register (It's free).

Register here or visit the Small Business Fair website. You can also contact (02) 6121 3979 for further information. Light refreshments will be available.

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