Putting innovation on the map

Campbelltown City Council in New South Wales has helped develop a substantial business event program aimed at helping local businesses grow.

The program has been delivered in partnership with the NSW Business Chamber and the South West Sydney Business Enterprise Centre.

The program calendar, which spans the next 12 months and includes a series of seminars, workshops and capability building programs, encompasses a range of topics suitable for micro, small and medium-sized businesses, or those considering starting a new business.

Mayor of Campbelltown George Brticevic said that Council is committed to fostering opportunities for innovation, leadership and development of businesses within Campbelltown that will support them in taking advantage of the significant growth forecast for Campbelltown over the next 20 years.

“Council recognises the importance of a strong small business sector to the prosperity and vibrancy of our city, and is committed to ensuring local businesses have the support and knowledge they need to succeed.

“The business event program is part of that commitment, and provides a wealth of opportunities for small business operators to develop the skills they need to thrive. To ensure that even the smallest micro-business can take advantage of the opportunity, the program is financially subsidised by Council.”

The breadth of subject matter is extensive, ranging from social media, branding and all aspects of digital marketing, through to business networking, retail sales, industrial relations and human resources.

A STEM (Science Technology Engineering Mathematics) event is also planned to drive student interest in these subjects and take advantage of the growing employment opportunities presented in this field.