I want to connect with other businesses

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Find out about how you connect and learn with other local businesses though the Ku-ring-gai Business Connections program and other local business groups.

For more information please contact Council’s Community Engagement Officer Will Adames on 9424 0757 or wadames@kmc.nsw.gov.au

Ku-ring-gai Business Connections

Ku-ring-gai Business Connections is an initiative set up to help local businesses connect and is designed to spark innovation and entrepreneurship within the local business community. The launch of the Business Connections Program marks the beginning of a new era of business engagement in Ku-ring-gai and coincides with Council joining the State Government's Small Business Friendly Council's program.

Business Connections Breakfast Seminars

Ku-ring-gai Business Breakfast Seminars are free events run by Council and held at venues across the Ku-ring-gai Council area, offering local business the opportunity to come together to learn and network.
The aim is to provide high quality keynote speakers to local businesses in a relaxed environment to encourage building of knowledge and skills in a collaborative environment. The events began in 2014 and have covered subjects like online marketing, leadership, personal branding and information technology. The events take place approximately 4 times per year.

Small Business Roundtable

These are free sessions held across the Ku-ring–gai Council area designed to assist businesses get together, connect and learn, collaboratively tackling business challenges and identifying opportunities for growth and innovation. Each monthly round table discussion session has a different theme. An expert in the chosen theme helps facilitate the discussions with attendees learning collectively and creating valuable new connections.

Upcoming events

Event format Date / approx date Event title or theme
Small Business Roundtable  20 February Cost Cutting
Workshops 22 February / 1/8 March (3 workshops) Understanding and developing Digital Marketing Strategy 
Business Seminar Thursday 15 March 6.30pm-9pm 10 online hack for small business 2018 
Small Business Roundtable 27 March  Online accounting 101 - how to get the most from Xero and MYOB 
Small Business Roundtable 4 May  Time Management / productivity - "Overcoming the overwhelm"
Annual CSIRO Event May  Partnering with CSIRO
Small Business Roundtable  8 June  Collecting and using customer feedback
Business Forum July Working with Council
Business Seminar July Sales
Small Business Roundtable 27 July Staffing and outsourcing
Small Business Roundtable 24 August Commercial Property - rent negotiations
Small Business Roundtable 29 September Trends in Customer Service 
Business Seminar September Finance 101
Small Business Roundtable  26 October E-commerce 
Business Seminar November Facebook 
Small Business Roundtable  23 November  TBC 
Small Business Roundtable  December Christmas morning tea 

Note: Dates and venues to be confirmed, subject to speaker and venue availability.

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