Footer

Back to Top

Business

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 »

Business RSS

victressbrekkieaug19

Victress Connection is for women with mindset for success

It was thumbs up from everyone when the Victress Connection, a new group for women in business in the Macarthur region, held its first function last week. More than 100 of Macarthur’s leading businesswomen attended the Victress Connection inaugural breakfast at Rydges Campbelltown. Among them was Katie Palmer, chief financialRead more »

bizscholarshipsjuly2019

Scholarships for those who want to take a step up

Small business owners in Campbelltown who are ready to break out of the home office set up can apply for a business scholarship to help them take the next step in their entrepreneurial journey. But you’d better hurry: applications for the Campbelltown Council Business Scholarships are open until August 11.Read more »

chevrontechmatthewgabriel

Chevron Technologies product of Matthew’s passion

Matthew Gabriel, the young man behind Chevron Technologies, was in Year 9 at John Therry Catholic High School when he thought IT would be the career for him. He remembers that learning about systems, programming and modern technology sparked a strong interest in him at the time. “I decided toRead more »

monopoly

Get on board Camden Monopoly for a good cause

Local businesses and organisations will feature on the first ever Camden edition of Monopoly – and it’s all for a good cause. Camden Council, in partnership with Winning Moves Australia, is designing and producing 2,000 copies of the popular game. Council is now calling on local businesses to get behindRead more »

2019-04-10 19.50.18

Trung Bui is only 31 but the world is his oyster

The word “inspiration’’ doesn’t do justice to the story of Trung Bui. His parents came to Australia from Vietnam in the 1980s. One of six kids, Trung grew up in the Housing Commission neighbourhood of Ashcroft, west of Liverpool. Now 31, this quietly spoken young man is successfully pioneering aRead more »

mygatewaytrades

Tradies: push on for more women

Macarthur group training organisation, My Gateway, has announced a push to increase the number of women in non-traditional trades over the next 12 months. My Gateway currently employ women across a variety of trades, including bricklaying, civil construction, electrical, engineering, heavy vehicle and horticulture. But in the lead-up to InternationalRead more »

2015-02-06 11.11.25

Tools to help you grow your small business

Expressions of interest are closing soon for council’s new Economic Gardening Program which will give Campbelltown’s business owners some of the tools and guidance they need to scale their business upwards and to grow their venture beyond our region. The five-part facilitated workshop program is structured with a coaching componentRead more »

We Support