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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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2015-02-06 11.11.25

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 componentRead more »


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 someRead more »

2017-04-12 07.09.51

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 identifyRead more »

Campbelltown Council is ramping up its small business program for 2019 to help grow the local economy.

Council ramps up small business program for 2019

Just as a big year helping local firms comes to an end, Campbelltown Council is already planning new programs for 2019. As part of its 2018 small business program council delivered no fewer than 44 business workshops and events. Council now plans to ramp up is support of local businessRead more »

Mayor George Brticevic and Warren Morrison at last night's Sleeping Giant 21st birthday party.

Success comes off the back of family and good staff

For the past two decades a lot of people in Campbelltown and Macarthur have been sleeping on beds they bought from Warren and Sue Morrison’s Sleeping Giant store. In the next few years they will also be eating on tables and relaxing on lounges from this successful local business thatRead more »

Roula makes one of the best Greek salads this side of the Mediterranean.

A taste of Greece has landed in Mt Annan

A taste of Greek summer has found a home in Mt Annan. For the past month or so the lovely aromas of Roula Zafiropoulos’ home cooked Greek food has been enticing local residents to a new fast food outlet in the southern part of Mt Annan shopping centre (where ColesRead more »

Geolyse’s Greg Cooper, Matthew Thorne and Martin Haege, and Premise’s Patrick Brady, Anton van Velden, and Colin Duff.

Oran Park company joins forces with Queensland firm

Boutique Oran Park engineering company Geolyse has merged with Queensland-based Premise to create a single group that will deliver increased expertise with the same personalized service. Geolyse director Greg Cooper said it was an exciting announcement during this period of growth for both companies. “Our companies have been working towardsRead more »

Best & Less store manager Biljana Omcikus (right), pictured with assistant store manager Cassie Murray.

Store manager sold on value of work placement program

Over the past 16 years scores of local students have completed their one week’s retail work placement requirement at the Best & Less store in Macarthur Square. One student every week since 2002 has had the opportunity to work in the store and put what they are learning in theRead more »

2016-07-28 13.26.27

Macarthur thumbs up for fast tracking of business tax relief

Plans to bring forward by five years tax cuts will benefit more than 10,000 small and medium businesses in Macarthur. Businesses with a turnover below $50 million will face a tax rate of just 25 per cent in 2021-22 rather than from 2026-27 as currently legislated. Similar timing changes willRead more »

The inaugural micro business expo last October was a big hit

Micro business expo to go around again

If you have a small business and are looking for ways to gain greater exposure for your products or services, the Campbelltown Micro Business Expo is for you. The expo, which was very successful when held for the first time last year by Campbelltown Council, is an effective way toRead more »

October is Small Business Month.

Practical and free workshops on how to grow your business

A series of workshops to help people start or grow their business will be held in Campbelltown during October – Small Business Month. The workshops will be both free and practical and organised by Campbelltown City Council in partnership with the NSW Government. The program includes a wide range ofRead more »

2017-02-20 14.27.30

Learn how to make customers love your business

In June there were 29,359 registered businesses in the Campbelltown local government area, providing 49,690 local jobs. And the number of new local businesses is growing, with 4,016 new Australian Business Numbers (ABN) registered in the area in the 2017/18 financial year. In such a growing, competitive market it’s moreRead more »

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