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Sal has been cleaning our carpets for 33 years and still loves it

Sal has been cleaning our carpets for 33 years and still loves it

He’s cleaned the carpets and tiles of Campbelltown homes for 33 years, yet Sal Saad has no hesitation in replying, “I love it’’, when asked how he feels about the business he started in 1986. But let’s make one thing clear: he doesn’t love what he does because he’s making mountains of money from it. “If I was doing it for the money I would have quit long ago,’’ he tells me when we sit down at Eagle Vale to have a chat about Esteem Carpet & Tile Cleaning. “Why do I love it? It’s a bit of everything,’’ says… Read more »

Victress Connection is for women with mindset for success

Victress Connection is for women with mindset for success

It was thumbs up from everyone when the Victress Connection, a new group for women in business in the Macarthur region, held its first function last week. More than 100 of Macarthur’s leading businesswomen attended the Victress Connection inaugural breakfast at Rydges Campbelltown. Among them was Katie Palmer, chief financial officer of Nepean Mining and Transport, who said afterwards: “Wow, Victress Connection – more than 100 in attendance for your inaugural breakfast – you must be proud. “Your choice of speaker [motivational expert Nikki Heald] was exceptional. “Nikki captured the attention of the audience who left the room inspired to… Read more »

Scholarships for those who want to take a step up

Scholarships for those who want to take a step up

Small business owners in Campbelltown who are ready to break out of the home office set up can apply for a business scholarship to help them take the next step in their entrepreneurial journey. But you’d better hurry: applications for the Campbelltown Council Business Scholarships are open until August 11. Run in partnership with Business Development Centre Macarthur, the program provides selected businesses with specialised business growth/development training, access to professional support services, one on one mentoring and access to the centre’s collaboration workspace. Mayor of Campbelltown, Cr George Brticevic says the program benefits the local economy. “Small businesses are… Read more »

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Charisma is a business asset

Nathy Gaffney is a personal impact expert. She specialises in areas such as charisma, presentation skills and social intelligence and their role in business. On top of that, Nathy Gaffney has more than 20 years experience as a professional ”voice user” – singing, stage and presenting – and teacher. SheRead more »

Needs a circuit breaker: Queen Street, Campbelltown.

Campbelltown pushes for growth

Campbelltown Council says it has continued to work with key business districts to encourage fair and convenient access to restricted parking spaces, and to promote business growth. With an unemployment rate of 7.9, which is one of the highest among councils similar to Campbelltown around the edge of the SydneyRead more »

Bryan Doyle

One stop government shop here is a top notch idea

Bryan Doyle has welcomed the decision by the NSW Government to locate a Service NSW one-stop shop in Campbelltown. ‘‘I have been determined to have a Service NSW one-stop shop located here in Campbelltown. This is great news for the people of Campbelltown and the surrounding district,” the state memberRead more »

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Liverpool mayor Ned Mannoun guest speaker at networking event

The networking groups of Liverpool (ConnectFX, 4N, BNI, SWNG, SWSBEC Liverpool, Humanize and Liverpool Chamber of Commerce) with the support of the NSW Business Chamber and Liverpool City Council, have combined forces to present Networking@night. Liverpool mayor Ned Mannoun will be a special guest speaker and he will provide a brief update aboutRead more »

Social Media Etiquette

Slipped up on social media?

Learn what social media etiquette is and why you should be concerned with it. How many times have you seen it. Someone doing something just plain stupid on their Facebook Profile or Instagram account? The whole mentality of “it’s my personal profile” not my business is flawed. I know IRead more »

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10 networking tips for people who hate networking

Networking is a great way to generate more business, solve problems or make friends with like-minded professionals. But you’re not to sure what to do? You’ve been invited to a networking business event, better yet you’ve taken the initiative to go yourself. Don’t forget to take your business cards. ResearchRead more »

ConnectFX July 2014

ConnectFX a new way for businesses to inspire each other

Business owners in the Liverpool/Macarthur region have joined forces to create the next generation of business clubs, where the focus is on being inspired, learning and connecting. The club is called ConnectFX, has no membership fees, uses online technology to deliver content useful to its members and holds monthly events atRead more »

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