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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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First Little Ceasars Down Under opens in Casula

State Member for Menai, Melanie Gibbons MP together with Councillor Ned Mannoun, Mayor of Liverpool City Council and Councillor Tony Hadchiti cut the first slice of pizza at the opening of the very first Little Caesars restaurant in Australia. Little Ceasars is located in Casula. Ms Gibbons said: “It isRead more »

Liverpool is putting out the welcome mat for new businesses.

Liverpool’s strategy for growth

Liverpool Council is stepping up its drive for growth and more local jobs. Its economic development strategy September update points to renewed efforts to attract commercial and industrial developments by marketing Liverpool as the “business destination’’ of south west Sydney. But it won’t forget those businesses which already operate. PartRead more »

Phil Gould and the premier, Mike Baird, are coming to Camden this month to separate functions.

Footy expert and the premier mean business

While breakfast with the premier, Mike Baird, will be a major highlight of September – Camden Council Business Month, the appearance of rugby league figure Phil Gould won’t be far behind. Gould, who is currently the general manager of Penrith Panthers as well as commentator of the footy on ChannelRead more »

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Opal cards now at pop-up kiosk

Opal cards will be available at a pop-up kiosk on Holsworthy Station this Thursday, September 4 from 7am to 10am. Public transport customers can also obtain and top-up their Opal card at around 1,000 retail outlets across the state, to make using Opal even easier. “A pop- up Opal KioskRead more »

Small Business Week

Is your business becoming obsolete?

What if your business was becoming obsolete – and you didn’t even know? Shift is happening. Organisations can no longer assume that what worked yesterday will work again today – much less tomorrow. In order to simply survive, it is critical for leaders, businesses and industries to adapt and evolve.Read more »


Premier in Camden breakfast date

The NSW Premier, Mr Mike Baird, will be the guest speaker at a business breakfast in the Camden Civic Centre next month being organised by the Narellan Chamber of Commerce with Camden MP Chris Patterson and Camden Council. The breakfast will be on Friday, September 12, between 7am and 9am. Mr Baird,Read more »


Charisma is a business asset

Nathy Gaffney is a personal impact expert. She specialises in areas such as charisma, presentation skills and social intelligence and their role in business. On top of that, Nathy Gaffney has more than 20 years experience as a professional ”voice user” – singing, stage and presenting – and teacher. SheRead more »

Needs a circuit breaker: Queen Street, Campbelltown.

Campbelltown pushes for growth

Campbelltown Council says it has continued to work with key business districts to encourage fair and convenient access to restricted parking spaces, and to promote business growth. With an unemployment rate of 7.9, which is one of the highest among councils similar to Campbelltown around the edge of the SydneyRead more »

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