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Celebrate Small Business Month in November with #LoveLocal Festival

✦ The NSW Government is making available grants of up to $5,000 to eligible organisations to host targeted events and activities as part of Small Business Month.


The theme for Small Business Month this year is "Connect for Success". There is an undeniable interdependence we have with one another. No man is an island, and it is through connections that small businesses can be supported, grow and thrive. Small businesses need to connect with experts and peers, whether it is to learn something new, or to share new opportunities with others around us.


"The resilience, entrepreneurship and grit shown by our micro, small and medium sized businesses should be recognised and celebrated. I encourage everyone in our community to continue to support our small businesses and today reflect on the challenges and importance of our small businesses." - Eleni Petinos, Small Business Minister



Small Businesses are Vital


It is often said that small businesses are the backbone of Australia's economy, and it is not some woo woo romanticised idea. It is actually true that collectively, small businesses in Australia hire more people than any other employer type. Did you ever stop to wonder just how many small businesses there are? According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS), there are over 2.3 million businesses active in 2019. In the construction sector alone, 97% of all companies had less than 20 employees.



97% of Australian businesses have less than 20 employees - featured in Brilliant-Online
97% of Australian businesses have less than 20 employees. Photo: Joshua Rodriguez, Unsplash

We are proud that Australia has one of the highest rates of entrepreneurial activity in the world, and it's clear that small businesses are the channel through which new ideas are generated and nurtured, and it's making a difference to the economy landscape of the country.


Micro Business Forum teams up with Wauchope Chambers


If you are a small business in Port Macquarie-Hastings, you would know about the Micro Business Forum (MBF). They are the friendliest professional business network in Port Macquarie-Hastings that provides education, networking and support to both start-ups and established small-business owners in the area. MBF will be coming together with Wauchope Chambers in November to support small businesses.

Brilliant-Online is the media partner supporting small businesses in the Hastings.

We are excited about the upcoming events, so make sure you note down these dates. We are looking forward to seeing everyone there!


Events for Small Businesses


November 19th

Bain Park, High St, Wauchope NSW2446

We're inviting businesses in Port Macquarie-Hastings and Wauchope Hinterland regions to celebrate and promote our amazing local businesses! Come to the Bain PArk in the Wauchope CBD for an exciting afternoon of food, drinks, trade stalls, music, demonstrations and more! It's going to be an amazing gathering of many local businesses selling, creating and promoting their products and services. Come support your local businesses!


Businesses can book a free stall to promote your product or services, and if you need electricity, you just need to pay $20.




November 19th, 2pm to 4pm at the Brilliant Media Booth

Our Brilliant media booth will be onsite, and we're open to doing video interviews for businesses who want to tell their Brilliant Stories! It's free so make sure you sign up in advance here.




November 19th 12pm to 1.30pm

Bain Park High St, Wauchope, NSW

The Wauchope Chamber of Commerce is holding a free Small Business Luncheon in Bain Park, Wauchope. Come to this ticketed luncheon to grow your networks and learn about how together we can strengthen our local community. There will be guest speakers sharing their experience and knowledge about doing business in NSW. There will also be optional sponsorship and promotional opportunities.




If you're a small business, we celebrate you, and want to see you thrive!

Brilliant-Online is offering a series of Promo Tile interactive tiled ads that reveal your offer so customers can go to your shop or buy from you online. Tile ads will be promoted on website and in Brilliant magazine.




Take that first step to Connect for Success!


October 19th to November 23rd

62 Cameron St, Wauchope NSW 2446

The Business Incubator Program (Series 3) is currently running and there are workshops, mentoring sessions as well as tasks and activities. Learn about the speakers here. This is held at the Wauchope Business Centre and Art Gallery.

 

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