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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. Ms Copas, pictured above, has also worked with large organisations such as Telstra, CSIRO and Holden and has been featured in national media for her insights on resilience in the workplace. On Wednesday, May 27, this inspiring local resident will be the guest speaker at the Ingleburn chamber monthly meeting…. Read more »

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 to help your business grow to the next level? If you answered “yes’’ to these questions, then you may be eligible to apply for one of two Greater Narellan Chamber business  development scholarships. The Narellan Chamber has again partnered with the Business Development Centre Macarthur (BDCM) to offer two of its members… Read more »

Simply WordPress Sydney: new name reflects evolution of local tech company

After operating as Chevron Technologies since it was established in 2007, this local digital company has changed its name to better reflect its evolution over the past few years. The man behind the business, Matthew Gabriel, of Macquarie Fields, has announced that he has changed the name to Simply WordPress Sydney. He says the new name better reflects the kind of internet services his company offers in 2020. Simply WordPress Sydney will continue to serve the needs of South West Sydney, including Campbelltown, Macarthur, Narellan and Camden businesses. But as the new name implies the services will now be offered… Read more »

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Campbelltown Council is ramping up its small business program for 2019 to help grow the local economy.

Council ramps up small business program for 2019

Just as a big year helping local firms comes to an end, Campbelltown Council is already planning new programs for 2019. As part of its 2018 small business program council delivered no fewer than 44 business workshops and events. Council now plans to ramp up is support of local businessRead more »

Mayor George Brticevic and Warren Morrison at last night's Sleeping Giant 21st birthday party.

Success comes off the back of family and good staff

For the past two decades a lot of people in Campbelltown and Macarthur have been sleeping on beds they bought from Warren and Sue Morrison’s Sleeping Giant store. In the next few years they will also be eating on tables and relaxing on lounges from this successful local business thatRead more »

Roula makes one of the best Greek salads this side of the Mediterranean.

A taste of Greece has landed in Mt Annan

A taste of Greek summer has found a home in Mt Annan. For the past month or so the lovely aromas of Roula Zafiropoulos’ home cooked Greek food has been enticing local residents to a new fast food outlet in the southern part of Mt Annan shopping centre (where ColesRead more »

Geolyse’s Greg Cooper, Matthew Thorne and Martin Haege, and Premise’s Patrick Brady, Anton van Velden, and Colin Duff.

Oran Park company joins forces with Queensland firm

Boutique Oran Park engineering company Geolyse has merged with Queensland-based Premise to create a single group that will deliver increased expertise with the same personalized service. Geolyse director Greg Cooper said it was an exciting announcement during this period of growth for both companies. “Our companies have been working towardsRead more »

The inaugural micro business expo last October was a big hit

Micro business expo to go around again

If you have a small business and are looking for ways to gain greater exposure for your products or services, the Campbelltown Micro Business Expo is for you. The expo, which was very successful when held for the first time last year by Campbelltown Council, is an effective way toRead more »

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Learn how to make customers love your business

In June there were 29,359 registered businesses in the Campbelltown local government area, providing 49,690 local jobs. And the number of new local businesses is growing, with 4,016 new Australian Business Numbers (ABN) registered in the area in the 2017/18 financial year. In such a growing, competitive market it’s moreRead more »

Campbelltown civic centrre for some business advice.

Plenty of help to start a business or grow one

Business owners or people thinking of starting a business are invited to drop-in and get free expert help and advice from a service run at Campbelltown City Council on the first and third Thursday of the month. With the assistance of the South West Business Enterprise Centre, the drop-in businessRead more »

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Liverpool poised to become third biggest CBD in the city

Up to 10,000 new homes and more than 22,000 new jobs will be created as part of plans to revitalise the Liverpool city centre in a collaboration between the NSW Government and Liverpool City Council. Planning and housing minister Anthony Roberts yesterday announced 25 hectares of land within the LiverpoolRead more »

Airport construction jobs should go to locals, say Labor's Greg Warren, right, and skills spokesperson Prue Car.

Call for Western Sydney Airport jobs to go to locals

Campbelltown MP Greg Warren has joined Labor’s skills spokesperson Prue Car in urging the state and federal governments to prioritise local businesses when it comes to the construction of Sydney’s second airport. The next stage of tenders recently opened up for the $5.3 billion project at Badgerys Creek. The latestRead more »

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