Epping business owners are encouraged to take part in the month-long celebration of all things small business this October during NSW Small Business Month. Countless events will be happening right across the State throughout October.
Member for Epping Dominic Perrottet said NSW Small Business Month was a fantastic opportunity for local organisations and entrepreneurs to come together and celebrate the contribution of small businesses and to learn from each other.
“NSW Small Business Month keeps our state being the best place to start or grow a business with a range of free events across NSW focusing on areas such as marketing and social media, disruption ready businesses, women in business, business basics, digital future, starting a business and Aboriginal businesses,” Mr Perrottet said.
“It is also about recognising the 765,000 small to medium-sized businesses that represent 44 per cent of the state’s workforce that drive our economy.”
This year’s NSW Small Business Month will build on the success of 2018, when over 19,500 people attended more than 360 events across the State.
This year’s festival is being funded by official sponsors, which include Facebook, DELL Australia, NAB and Service NSW, and will provide a range of free events.
Events will include Boost with Facebook workshops designed to help small business owners build their online brand, webinars on disruption technology, breakfast seminars featuring local entrepreneurs sharing their small business journeys, as well as panel discussions on cybersecurity hosted by David Koch from Sunrise.
Minister for Finance and Small Business Damien Tudehope said without small businesses, the NSW economy wouldn’t be the powerhouse it was today.
“Small businesses are the heart and soul of our state, they are what our economy is built on, representing almost 98 per cent of all NSW businesses,” Mr Tudehope said.
“As a former small business owner and now Minister, I will do everything in my power to make it easier for businesses to operate and succeed here in NSW.”
Mr Perrottet encouraged organisations and small businesses throughout Epping to get involved in Small Business Month.
“All events are designed to help small business owners, both metropolitan and regional, improve their productivity, grow their business, and engage with other businesses striving for similar goals.
“I encourage all business owners and anyone thinking about starting a business to visit the festival website businessmonth.nsw.gov.au and get involved.”