Small business September, organised by Industry and Investment NSW, is annual, month-long, event celebrating the small business sector. This year over 300 events are taking place across NSW, hosted by 150 organisations.
The theme of ‘connect for profit’ underscores the growing importance for small businesses to understand and use new technologies, trends and tools to their advantage. Many of the events are aimed at explaining these trends, with Sydney workshops including, A Social Media Strategy for Small Business, Leverage your Business on Facebook and Twitter Success for Business.
The theme ‘connect for profit’ is about focusing on bringing businesses, industry, consumers and government together on a range of issues from financial planning to climate change, according to NSW Small Business Minister Frank Terenzini.
“The 650,000-plus small businesses across NSW will have access to free and low cost events that will address priority issues for growing businesses,” said Mr Terenzini.
“This includes sessions on how to build a high value business that is saleable; get a better handle on tax, assess the viability of a self managed super fund, improve sales, increase profitability or test a new business idea before investing in it.”
“650,000 small businesses in NSW alone make up 99.7 percent of the NSW business sector. Small in size, but huge in aspiration, this entrepreneurial group of people represent significant business opportunities. Not afraid to take risks to make it, small business owners across the whole of NSW will have a thorough range of events that will help them hone in, connect, plan or decide on growth directions for this financial year,” added Mr Terenzini.