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Selling goods and services to the government

Business owners, industry groups and members of the public are encouraged to have their say on how to make it easier for small, medium and regional businesses to sell goods and services to the NSW Government. Minister for Finance and Small Business Damien Tudehope said the consultation would assist the NSW Government in a number of areas including the NSW Small Business Commissioner’s work to support small businesses in tendering for government work, a new $5 million program announced in November as part of the NSW Budget. Mr Tudehope said the NSW Government wanted to do more business with SMEs,… Read more »

Local hotels offered grants for energy saving projects

Grants of up to $25,000 for energy saving projects are up for grabs for small and medium hotels to help them lower their power bills. Federal member for Hume Angus Taylor, pictured, whose electorate includes a substantial part of the Macarthur region, says hotels, motels and serviced apartment complexes with up to 99 rooms will be able to access grants of up to $25,000 for energy-saving projects. Mr Taylor, who is also the Morrison Government’s energy and emissions reduction minister, says there will be at least 400 grants on offer as part of the $10.2 million hotel energy uplift program…. Read more »

Government procurement policy boost for jobs

Small, medium and regional businesses are reaping the benefits of the NSW Government’s Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) and Regional Procurement Policy, with the NSW Government spending more money with SMEs and regional businesses. In the 12 months since the policy commenced on February 1, 2019, spend with regional suppliers increased by 19.6 per cent or $255 million, while spend with SMEs increased by 3.8 per cent or $337 million from the previous year. Finance and small business minister Damien Tudehope said the SME and Regional Procurement Policy was helping family businesses and entrepreneurs to supply goods and services to… Read more »

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Selling goods and services to the government

Business owners, industry groups and members of the public are encouraged to have their say on how to make it easier for small, medium and regional businesses to sell goods and services to the NSW Government. Minister for Finance and Small Business Damien Tudehope said the consultation would assist theRead more »

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Local hotels offered grants for energy saving projects

Grants of up to $25,000 for energy saving projects are up for grabs for small and medium hotels to help them lower their power bills. Federal member for Hume Angus Taylor, pictured, whose electorate includes a substantial part of the Macarthur region, says hotels, motels and serviced apartment complexes withRead more »

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Government procurement policy boost for jobs

Small, medium and regional businesses are reaping the benefits of the NSW Government’s Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) and Regional Procurement Policy, with the NSW Government spending more money with SMEs and regional businesses. In the 12 months since the policy commenced on February 1, 2019, spend with regional suppliersRead more »

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Hospitality, hairdressers must use Service NSW QR code

Hospitality businesses and hairdressers in Macarthur, along with all others across NSW, are being reminded to download and use the NSW Government’s Service NSW QR code for registrations, or risk serious penalties, with the new rules taking effect from January 1, 2021. The government’s Service NSW QR code system isRead more »

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Main street businesses join forces with council

Residents are being encouraged to shop locally this Christmas with a series of On Q Christmas specials to support businesses on Queen Street. As part of the On Q activation project, retailers, cafes and restaurants have partnered with Campbelltown Council to offer the booklet which contains vouchers for a rangeRead more »

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Boost for advanced manufacturing centre in aerotropolis

Another local Western Sydney manufacturer has signed a Letter of Intent with the NSW Government and plans to play a role in the Advanced Manufacturing Research Facility (AMRF) at the aerotropolis next to Western Sydney Airport. Romar Engineering’s presence will boost the Western Parkland City’s aerospace, defence and medical manufacturingRead more »

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Born in Macarthur: digital marketing platform for small businesses

Icon Visual Marketing, a company that has been operating in Camden and Campbelltown for almost 20 years, has created a new marketing platform for small and medium size businesses. Called Odee, the start-up is the mastermind of Icon’s marketing experts. It has just been launched and is being initially offeredRead more »

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Macarthur online business advice initiative is going live

Online initiative Open for Business is going live this Friday. Local experts will share their knowledge when social media platform Good Morning Macarthur holds Open For Business – The Live Event. “During these tough times, small business owners who have needed guidance often did not have the support network toRead more »

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Mental health workshops part of 2020 small business month program

Mental health workshops will be part of this year’s Camden Council small business month program. To celebrate small business month and mental health month in October, council has put together a program for local business focusing on mental health awareness, creative business planning and hands on art therapy. The SmallRead more »

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Camden Council green light for Covid-19 support grants

Local small businesses and community groups will benefit from almost $420,000 in funding as part of Camden Council’s Covid-19 support grants. The grants, which are a part of stage two of council’s Covid-19 support package announced in April this year to support both businesses and residents, were given the greenRead more »

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Online marketplace to boost local economy

Local businesses can now list services and products with Camden Council for direct support during and after the current economic climate created by Covid-19.  Council has launched VendorPanel Marketplace which encourages suppliers to register their details so they can be sought for quotes on goods and services required by CamdenRead more »

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Thumbs up for business scholarship program

Small business people who have participated in the Campbelltown Business Scholarship program have nothing but high praise for it. One previous scholarship recipient, Yogesh Chavan of Good Source, said the course was a fantastic opportunity. “I feel empowered in so many aspects of businesses which I never thought about before,’’Read more »

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