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Things to do to turn your brilliant idea into profitable business

Running a small business takes so much time there’s rarely any left for things that are critical to monetising any venture. You know the story: we turn a passion or skill into a business, but we virtually leave the business side – the monetising – to chance. Sure, the products or services we offer are top shelf, but why aren’t enough people buying them? Well, because you haven’t got a clue what is your target market. And that’s probably because branding and marketing are things big companies do. Well, not so, and if you don’t believe us, why not listen… Read more »

Hitachi to set up in aerotropolis centre in boost to local jobs

Japanese tech giant Hitachi has become the first private firm to get on board and establish a research unit at the aerotropolis of Western Sydney Airport (WSA). The NSW Government, which has welcomed the Hitachi decision, says the company’s collaborative research model will attract advanced other technology jobs. Hitachi has agreed to finalise a private sector tenancy agreement for the first building in the new city centre next to the new international airport under construction. [Currently called Bradfield, but with moves to change it] NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet said the Japanese multinational would establish its Kyoso (collaborative creation) centre alongside… Read more »

Connect and grow with annual small business month grants

Connect and grow with annual small business month grants

Every year, the Small Business Month grants program helps firms connect and grow. “Small business owners and operators have highlighted the value of networking, sharing ideas and information,’’ says NSW minister for small business Eleni Petinos. “At this important time it is critical they have access to the latest information, trends and advice for their businesses,” Ms Petinos said. “We are supporting small businesses throughout the State to help grow the economy and secure a brighter future for NSW families.’’ But the money is not available to just small businesses – chambers of commerce, industry associations, not-for-profits and local councils can… Read more »

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Hitachi to set up in aerotropolis centre in boost to local jobs

Japanese tech giant Hitachi has become the first private firm to get on board and establish a research unit at the aerotropolis of Western Sydney Airport (WSA). The NSW Government, which has welcomed the Hitachi decision, says the company’s collaborative research model will attract advanced other technology jobs. Hitachi hasRead more »

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Connect and grow with annual small business month grants

Every year, the Small Business Month grants program helps firms connect and grow. “Small business owners and operators have highlighted the value of networking, sharing ideas and information,’’ says NSW minister for small business Eleni Petinos. “At this important time it is critical they have access to the latest information, trendsRead more »

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William Gill knows business is all about the numbers

William Gill started his career as a mechanical engineer and quickly moved into sales and marketing, which has since become his passion. However, the lessons learned from engineering taught him that business, which obviously needs to be creative, is ultimately about numbers and cause and effect. In a 40-year career,Read more »

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David Borger: high flying champion of Western Sydney

Two days ago, David Borger, the executive director of Business Western Sydney, checked out the progress of the new international airport under construction at Badgerys Creek. “Hard to believe that back in 1979 my dad worked on the plans for an airport in Western Sydney at Badgerys Creek and hereRead more »

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Campbelltown ‘street appeal’ program back for round two

When the “street appeal’’ grant program was introduced in Campbelltown last year, one of the 20 local business owners who jumped on board was Seta Berbari, owner of popular Seta’s Café in Dumaresq Street. Ms Berbari, who used the grant to give the front of her café a makeover, isRead more »

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Minto Marketplace welcomes three new services

From fresh produce, the latest fashion to everyday services, Minto Marketplace has been the destination for what the surrounding community wants and needs. That’s why the centre is constantly adding to their extensive retailer offering. Which means now you can access Bay Audio, Sushi Culture Kiosk and Kumon Tutoring atRead more »

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Government funding to help make small businesses safer places

Macarthur and outer South West Sydney small business owners and sole traders can now apply for a NSW Government rebate of up to $1,000 to make their workplaces safer with $1 million added to the small business rebate program.  Minister for Fair Trading Eleni Petinos said the rebate has beenRead more »

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This Western Sydney Airport precinct means business

Some of Sydney’s most anticipated property is now on offer with Western Sydney Airport starting the search for a development partner for the first stage of its on-airport business precinct. Located in prime position at the main entrance of Sydney’s new global gateway, stage one of the Western Sydney InternationalRead more »

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Host events, generate ideas, connect with fellow entrepreneurs

The NSW Government is helping small businesses bounce back from the pandemic with up to $640,000 in grants available to help organisations host events to generate new ideas and connect with fellow entrepreneurs. Grants of up to $2,500 for local councils and $3,500 for chambers of commerce, industry associations andRead more »

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Giant new Campbelltown Bunnings opens doors for first time

Everything about the new Campbelltown Bunnings Warehouse is bigger and better. Located on the corner of Blaxland Road and Farrow Road, Campbelltown (pictured), it has opened its doors today for the first time. Bunnings say the new premises gives locals access to an even wider range of home and lifestyle products than was available atRead more »

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