Small businesses are being encouraged to sign up for the Greater Western Sydney Business Booster to showcase their products and services during October’s NSW Small Business Month.
The day-long event has been strategically positioned in Blacktown, considered the geographic heart of the region, to attract business owners from the adjoining 12 local government areas that comprise the Greater Western Sydney region.
Blacktown City Council has agreed to host the event at Blacktown Civic Centre on Wednesday 23 October.
The Business Booster includes Shop Local trade tables; business support Morning Talks; a series of working lunch Round Tables and a Local Small Business Wonder Women panel discussion to showcase and inspire a new generation of female entrepreneurs.
Round Table topics include Starting a Small Business; Marketing and Social Media; Business and Financial Planning; Finance and Money; People Issues: Hiring Staff, Outsourcing; Business Advice: legal issues and minimising disruption; Workshopping your Small Business Idea.
Organisers Robyn Atkins (Pictured left) and Sheila Cabacungan (right) want businesses from throughout Greater Western Sydney to join the Business Booster by booking a Shop Local trade table or visiting the event.
“We have so many options open for small business owners that everyone will benefit from the Business Booster which is being organised by small business owners for small business owners,” Ms Cabacungan said.
“Our goal is to provide a pivotal area where owners can gain knowledge to help their business, connect with other business community members, learn strategies to grow their business, discover business networking groups and showcase their local B2B products and services.
“We are inviting businesses from throughout the Greater Western Sydney area to invest one day to learn, contribute and grow.”
Mrs Atkins said Greater Western Sydney comprised the local government areas of Blacktown City, Blue Mountains City, Camden Council, Campbelltown City, the City of Canterbury Bankstown, Cumberland Council, Fairfield City, Hawkesbury City, Liverpool City, the City of Parramatta, Penrith City, The Hills Shire and Wollondilly Shire.
“Our voluntary organising committee, formed through alliances with the Blacktown Business Network, has business owners from several of these areas. We are also fortunate to have the support of Blacktown City Council as a major sponsor making this event possible,” she said.
“Blacktown is the heart of Greater Western Sydney and home to 366,000 residents. There are 23,000 businesses employing more than 138,000 western Sydney residents.
“It is set to undergo huge expansion in the higher education and health services areas as well as being located at the hub of three major motorways making it readily accessible to all areas of the Greater West.”
Ms Cabacungan said business owners can book Shop Local trade tables up to Friday 13 September 2019 by contacting her directly: email@example.com Ph: 0418 454 880 or Robyn Atkins firstname.lastname@example.org Ph: 0418 447 815.