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Tools to help you grow your small business

Tools to help you grow your small business

Expressions of interest are closing soon for council’s new Economic Gardening Program which will give Campbelltown’s business owners some of the tools and guidance they need to scale their business upwards and to grow their venture beyond our region. The five-part facilitated workshop program is structured with a coaching component to help businesses grow from within. The free program begins with a one day boot camp on Wednesday, March 20 which will help business owners identify any gaps and weakness in their business. These will be factors such as the nature of their product or service, their competitive advantage, target… Read more »

Golf course refresher for ladies who mean business

Golf course refresher for ladies who mean business

Lakeside Golf Club Camden is still accepting bookings for its popular Business Ladies golf course starting on Tuesday, January 29. The course is a perfect introduction to golf for beginners who want to learn the basics or a great refresher for ladies wanting to return to the game after some time away from it.  The course takes place over six weeks, on Tuesday evenings from 5.30pm-7pm, allowing ladies to attend after work and take advantage of the extended daylight savings sunshine. The cost of the program is $120 per person. The course is run by golf pro Jeff Mansfield who… Read more »

Council ramps up support programs for small business in 2019

Council ramps up support programs for small business in 2019

Small business owners based in Campbelltown can plant the seeds for success by joining a new Economic Gardening Program to be offered for the first time in 2019. Campbelltown City Council will offer the program, which will include specialised coaching and a series of five workshops that will help identify opportunities for improvement, position themselves for growth and expand beyond the region. “This is a real opportunity for entrepreneurs to build on their strengths and take their business to the next level and reach more markets outside of our region,’’ says Campbelltown Mayor George Brticevic. “Small businesses are the backbone… Read more »

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Campbelltown civic centrre for some business advice.

Plenty of help to start a business or grow one

Business owners or people thinking of starting a business are invited to drop-in and get free expert help and advice from a service run at Campbelltown City Council on the first and third Thursday of the month. With the assistance of the South West Business Enterprise Centre, the drop-in businessRead more »


Liverpool poised to become third biggest CBD in the city

Up to 10,000 new homes and more than 22,000 new jobs will be created as part of plans to revitalise the Liverpool city centre in a collaboration between the NSW Government and Liverpool City Council. Planning and housing minister Anthony Roberts yesterday announced 25 hectares of land within the LiverpoolRead more »

Airport construction jobs should go to locals, say Labor's Greg Warren, right, and skills spokesperson Prue Car.

Call for Western Sydney Airport jobs to go to locals

Campbelltown MP Greg Warren has joined Labor’s skills spokesperson Prue Car in urging the state and federal governments to prioritise local businesses when it comes to the construction of Sydney’s second airport. The next stage of tenders recently opened up for the $5.3 billion project at Badgerys Creek. The latestRead more »

Badgerys Creek airport will be ready in 2026.

Slowly but surely WSA jobs set for takeoff

Western Sydney Airport has reached another major milestone, with companies now invited to bid for a major contract to undertake the mammoth task of clearing and levelling the site. At almost double the size of Sydney (Kingsford Smith) Airport, considerable work is required to transform the undulating 1780-hectare site atRead more »

Campbelltown business chamber has a good representation of women in its executive.

Small business development program focus on female leaders

Campbelltown City Council has released its latest Small Business Development program, which has a particular focus on supporting leadership development for women in the coming year. Council has worked with several training providers to develop a varied program of workshops, development programs and mentoring opportunities for the 2018-19 financial year.Read more »

Sleeping Giant owner Warren Morrison in the temporary premises along Blaxland Road.

Sleeping Giant prepares for move back to new look premises

The Sleeping Giant store on Blaxland Road was relocated in late March to premises about 100 metres away. But so many items had to be transported from the old premises to the new temporary one, owner Warren Morrison says they allowed two weeks for the move. Mr Morrison, who estimatesRead more »

Adriana Care

Taskforce wants to make Camden number one

“This is a strategy for business – it unashamedly encourages the establishment of new businesses in the Camden local government area and intends to facilitate better business outcomes.’’ Speaking is Adriana Care, chairperson of Camden Region Economic Taskforce Limited (CRET). The taskforce has launched its strategic plan to facilitate economicRead more »


Red tape gets the flick to help new businesses up and running

Starting a new business can be quite a challenge, with countless forms to fill out, regulations to consider and agencies to contact. Campbelltown City Council has partnered with Service NSW to simplify the process for locals to set up a cafe, small bar or restaurant, through the Easy to doRead more »


Here’s cheers to lower taxes for craft beer brewers

Craft brewers like Smeaton Grange’s Stockade Brewco – which will soon expand operations into Goulburn – will no longer pay additional tax, allowing them to compete on fairer terms with large beverage companies. Federal Member for Hume Angus Taylor said this was great news for craft brewers and distillers whoRead more »

Fisher's Ghost Festival parade last year was held at twilight for the first time as part of a bid to boost the local night time economy.

Consultants will now focus on how to boost our night time economy

Campbelltown Council says it wants to boost the local night time economy as part of its message to the world that “Campbelltown is open for business’’. It has engaged consultants Deloitte to develop a night time economy strategy and action plan for the Campbelltown CBD. Deloitte were also engaged toRead more »

Regional Growth Fund will boost regional economies, says MP Angus Taylor.

Jobs and growth, that’s what this fund’s for, says Taylor

Jobs, jobs, jobs is the aim of the federal government’s $272 million Regional Growth Fund. Local MP and Turnbull Government minister Angus Taylor says the Fund was set up to support major projects that delivered long term economic benefits to regional areas such as Macarthur. He said he was awareRead more »

Joshua Reid, 15, picked up a pre-apprenticeship at an mwlp linking youth information night.

Jobs night for youth a game changer for Joshua, 15

Joshua Reid, 15 years old and disengaged from school, attended the recent mwlp linking youth Jobs for Youth Night with mum Claire. Over 300 guests attended the apprenticeship and traineeship information night held at Wests Leagues Club, where they heard from experts and learnt about the many opportunities available. RepresentativesRead more »

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