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This October is NSW Small Business Month. See you there!

- October 28, 2018 2 MIN READ

Small Business Month is a series of hundreds of events to help your business succeed. Gain valuable support, be inspired to start, run or grow your business, and connect with like-minded people. Find an event near you, or join one online.

Small Business Month features a wide range of events throughout October across metropolitan and regional NSW.

Funded by the NSW Government and presented by the NSW Department of Industry, it provides practical information, ideas and networking opportunities to help businesses start up and grow. Visit the site to find an event near you.

It’s a chance to celebrate the role our 736,000 small to medium-sized businesses play in creating jobs for 44% of our workforce and how they drive economic growth across the state.

All NSW councils have been invited to participate and run events for their business communities. Local chambers of commerce and other business groups will also hold sessions to upskill and build resilience.

A wide range of events

Small Business Month aims to make NSW the easiest place to start or grow a business, with themes ranging from essential building blocks for starting a small business, a focus on hot spots such as Western Sydney, futureproofing businesses with digital technology and fostering female entrepreneurs.

Visit the site to search for events on a wide range of topics:

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.

To learn more about Small Business Month and find an event near you, head to


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