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Richmond Valley celebrates Small Business Month

Richmond Valley celebrates Small Business Month

SMALL business owners wanting to find out more about the services available to them and connect with other local businesses should register for two workshops being hosted by Richmond Valley Council.

General Manager Vaughan Macdonald said Council was proud to be supporting NSW Small Business Month, which runs from 1-31 October.

Mr Macdonald said Small Business Month was all about recognising small and medium-sized businesses and the important role they played in our communities by offering a range of goods and services, creating jobs and driving economic growth.

He said Council wanted to celebrate the sector and provide opportunities for local business owners to network with like-minded people at an informative and thought provoking event.

“The sessions are open to all businesses from longstanding family enterprises to new startups,” Mr Macdonald said.

“Attendees will learn how to develop innovative ideas to grow their business, build their brand and develop a support network.”

The core presentations will focus on the promotion of services available to the small business community. NORTEC business advisor Felisimina Jom will discuss the Small Business Connect Program, which supports small businesses to start-up, create jobs through growth and to help small to medium enterprises become sustainable.

Jane Laverty, from NSW Business Chamber, will share the range of business services the Chamber delivers to both members and non-members, as well as its dedication to helping businesses of all sizes to maximise their potential.

The workshops will also include a panel of leading local business and industry leaders with discussions based on identifying challenges and solutions, advice for start-up business, sharing product information and improving efficiencies.

The workshops will be held at Club Evans on Wednesday 17 October and Casino RSM Club on Wednesday 24 October from 5pm to 7pm. Light refreshments provided.

Both workshops will be facilitated by Council’s Economic Development Coordinator Cherie Holdsworth, with the format following presentation sessions and a Q&A panel discussion.

To register go to www.businessmonth.nsw.gov.au or contact Cherie on 6660 0232 or cherie.holdsworth@richmondvalley.nsw.gov.au

The workshops are part of the Small Business Month initiative, funded by the NSW Government through the Department of Industry.

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