Boost for Ku-ring-gai Council’s small business program

Published on 7 February 2018

The 2018 program of business-related events was endorsed by Council at its meeting this week.

Around twenty events are planned for this year, starting with a ‘round table’ discussion and presentation on cutting small business costs on Tuesday 20 February at Gordon Library.

Other events planned – most of which are free – are workshops on e-commerce, using the Xero and MYOB accounting software, negotiating rents for commercial premises and understanding digital marketing.

In a report presented to Council this week, some statistics about businesses in Ku-ring-gai also emerged through a project undertaken by students from the University of Western Sydney’s School of Business.

More than 150 local business people were interviewed by students late last year, as part of Council’s pledge to better understand the needs of businesses in Ku-ring-gai and adapt its program of business events accordingly.

Over 3000 new businesses in Ku-ring-gai began operating during the last six months of 2017. The majority were in the technical, professional and scientific fields and 30% were sole traders.

Mayor Jennifer Anderson said Council had incorporated changes into the business events program to continually meet business people’s needs.

Mayor Anderson added that Council was hoping more home-based businesses would also attend this year’s program of business events.

“Our research shows that home-based businesses tend to be more isolated and would benefit greatly from the networking events we provide.”

Click here to register for the first free event of 2018 on 20 February or call 9424 0757 to reserve a place.



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