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Makeover for 20 shopfronts in Campbelltown town centre

A makeover of shopfronts in the Campbelltown town centre is under way, along with a social media campaign encouraging locals to buy takeaway food during the current lockdown. Twenty businesses in the central business district have been selected to take part in Campbelltown Council’s pilot Street Appeal Campbelltown program, which provides grant funding of up to $2,000 towards a makeover of their shopfronts. The aim of the program is to encourage business tenants and landowners to contribute to the rejuvenation of the city centre by giving extra attention to their shopfronts, helping to create a positive customer experience for visitors…. Read more »

Top class children’s play area to open at Ed.Square

Top class children’s play area to open at Ed.Square

It will be a case of it’s all happening at Ed.Square in the next few days with the opening of top notch children’s play area on Thursday , new shops and the unveiling of brilliant artwork that pays homage to the history of the site. Boost Juice, Medispecs, The Shed Café and Manhattan Jewellery will open their doors to the public on the same day and will be joined by Just Sport in July. The new shops and amenities will open up the south mall precinct in Ed.Square town centre. Designed by Three Fishes in partnership with Tilt Industrial Design,… Read more »

How resilience grants helped local firms survive pandemic shock

In order to survive the downturn caused by the pandemic, Out of Office Espresso café used a council business grant to set up a dark kitchen to operate during the evenings under a new brand, Papi’s Kitchen. This addition increased their financial resilience by allowing their kitchen to operate at different times of the day, attract new clientele and re-hire staff who had been stood down. Out of Office Espresso café was one of 50 local businesses that received a grant worth up to $5,000 from Liverpool Council to help them get through the worst of the pandemic. Council developed… Read 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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Everyone will win when Western Sydney International takes off

Western Sydney International will mean that for the first time in Sydney, airlines and passengers will have a choice about which airport they want to use, says Simon Hickey, the new man at the helm of WSA Co. The former Qantas International chief executive officer and Lendlease chief financial officerRead more »

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It’s no longer business as usual

Given the nature of the pandemic, all hands should be on deck, and all available tools should be used to get our local economy moving again, says Adriana Care, chair of Camden Region Economic Taskforce (CRET). “We are working hard to provide support and education, so that our businesses canRead more »

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How overcoming adversity made Stacey Copas resilient

Stacey Copas has created a framework of resilience based on her own experience of overcoming the adversity of becoming a quadriplegic at the age of 12. She is the author of How to be Resilient, and an international keynote speaker and facilitator on finding the opportunity in change and adversity.Read more »

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Business scholarships may go digital

Have you recently started a new business in Macarthur? Is your home based business starting to outgrow that space?  Would you benefit from working alongside other like-minded entrepreneurs who are also growing their business?  Do you need a business mentor and access to a variety of professional support services toRead more »

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Let’s hear it for Ashleigh

In March last year the World Health Organization (WHO) revealed that around 466 million people have disabling hearing loss. WHO said 34 million of these were children, and 60 percent of childhood hearing loss was due to preventable causes.  Ashleigh Toynton, a TAFE Digital graduate and Campbelltown resident, saw aRead more »

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How scholarships help small businesses find their feet

Four local small businesses immersed themselves in a business development and growth program over the past three months. It was all part of the second round of Campbelltown City Council’s business scholarships program. The program offers each participating business access to a co-working space for six months, e-learning resources andRead more »

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