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The information contained in Business Link is distributed to business entities across the City of Canterbury Bankstown.
Upcoming events, workshops and training courses
Interested in learning more about how to increase your rental return and the value of your property with solar?
Thanks to a partnership between the City of Canterbury Bankstown and Our Energy Future, it’s now much easier for you to increase the value of your rental properties by installing solar panels.
Our Energy Future offers you:
Come to one of Council’s FREE information sessions.
Where: Bankstown Library and Knowledge Centre, 80 Rickard Road, Bankstown (parking underneath building)Register: Call 1300 339 915 or visit ourenergyfuture.org.au
Zero Barriers Excellence Awards
The Zero Barriers Business and Services Excellence Awards is coming in July!
Zero Barriers aims to support businesses, services and groups across South West Sydney, to work towards zero barriers for people with disability in accessing services, businesses and facilities, like everyone else. Zero Barriers aims to raise awareness and provide ideas, and information, which will help businesses and services address these barriers. The free Accessibility Guide can be downloaded online.
Nominations are across five categories:
The awards presentation aims to highlight some of the great efforts and commitment businesses and services have demonstrated, including innovative practices, which promote inclusion and access. The awards will recognise these businesses and services that are working towards ‘zero barriers’ for their customers and employees with disability. The award winners will also receive
Remember, you do not have to be 100 per cent disability friendly. So long as you can demonstrate a commitment to making some changes, as well as having implemented some improvement, you are still eligible to enter the awards. Changes don’t have to be physical adjustments or expensive modifications.
Self-nominate or encourage services and businesses you know to nominate themselves.
Nominations close on Friday 6 July 2018 at 5pm.
If you would like to do the online self-assessment, download the Accessibility Guide or enter the awards, visit
Zero Barriers is an initiative of The Multicultural Network, funded by NDIA, and is supported by the City of Canterbury Bankstown and South West Bankstown Chamber of Commerce.
When: Wednesday 25 JulyTime: 6.30pmWhere: Bankstown Library and Knowledge Centre, 80 Rickard Road, Bankstown (parking underneath building)Contact:firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0449 255 944.
Introduction to Mindful Leadership
Mindful leadership is based on positive psychology research and has been introduced to businesses worldwide as a means of increasing employee satisfaction and well-being. It has been found to lead to improvements in productivity, performance and profit!
FREE program, presented by Inward Outward Coaching, introduces you to the concept of mindful leadership and provides a number of tools, which you can take back to your workplace and implement immediately. Your facilitators hold a Masters of Business Coaching and are specifically trained to assist businesses build their intrinsic capability.
This program is suited to small-to-medium business owners, team leaders and managers.
When: Wednesday 27 JuneTime: 2.30-4.30pmWhere: Canterbury-Bankstown Business Advisory Service, Ground Floor 66-72 Rickard Road, BankstownRegister: Call 0413 778 003 or email
Innovation and Manufacturing Industry Event
We live in a world of ever-changing markets and innovative ideas, which is why it’s crucial for any sized business to think creatively, in order to thrive.
The South West Bankstown Chamber of Commerce (SWBCC), together with theCanterbury-Bankstown Business Advisory Service (CBBAS) and a number of keystakeholders, invite you to join us for the Innovation and Manufacturing IndustryEvent. Together, we are focusing on promoting the manufacturing sector and theadvantages of innovation.
Innovation can deliver significant benefits. It’s one of the critical skills for achieving success in any business. It can help you solve problems, generate profit, increase your market share and edge out competitors.
“The best way to predict the future is to create it” – Peter Drucker
Minister for Innovation and Better Regulation, The Hon. Matt Kean MP, will talk about the relevance of adopting innovation as a path for evolution. He will also highlight the NSW Government’s initiatives/programs to help encourage businesses to embrace innovation.
Western Sydney University’s (WSU) Senior Manager for Launch Pad - Business Development Incubator, Don Wright, together with Ms Inu Rana, Senior Business Advisor for Launch Pad, will discuss the importance of innovation in ensuring the success of your business.
Launch Pad is a one-stop shop business and innovation support program, which provides facilities, assistance and resources for start-up and high growth technology-based businesses in Western Sydney.
When: Tuesday 12 JuneTime: 6.30-8.30pmWhere: Bryan Brown Theatre - Bankstown Library and Knowledge Centre, 80 Rickard Road, Bankstown NSW 2200Register: Call Domenica Mirarchi on 9707 9227 or 0407 734 428 or email
Attendance is free to CBBAS members or $40 for non-members. Places are limited, so register now to avoid disappointment!
Canterbury Bankstown Local Business Awards
Each year Council sponsors the Local Business Awards, last year for the first time we delivered a combined ‘new’ business awards program.
There were 264 businesses selected in Canterbury Bankstown’s Local Business Awards in 2017 official finalist list. Over 700 of our local businesses attended the presentation evening.
Important Calendar Dates:
When: Wednesday 15 AugustTime: Doors open 6:30pmWhere: Revesby Workers Club – 2B Brett Street, Revesby
Campsie set to become Sydney’s foodie and night time destination
Following the release of the South District Plan, Council and the NSW State Government will be looking to enhance the role of Campsie, to deliver eat street and night time economic activities. This will include encouraging activation on Beamish Street and secondary streets, as well as better management of traffic and parking, to make our streets better places for people.
The Plan seeks to grow local employment from the current 4800 to 7500 by 2036, providing a further boost for local business. Together with job growth, Council will work with the NSW Government through the Campsie Planned Precinct process, to provide new housing in the right places.
City Brand now available to local businesses and the community
Adopt our city’s brand and elevate your own brand.
Local businesses and community groups are encouraged to download and use the FREE Canterbury-Bankstown City Brand today.
Our City Brand is based on the idea of ‘Where Interesting Happens’. We are proud of our diversity and what comes from it – unique and authentic experiences, unapologetic pride about who we are and we strive to make our City a ‘drive to’ destination.
Top 5 reasons to use the City Brand:
To access the brand, visit
For more information, call the Canterbury-Bankstown Business Advisory Service on 9707 9228.
Become a member of Canterbury-Bankstown Business Advisory Service (CBBAS)
For an annual investment of just $170+GST, your organisation will receive:
For more information, contact Domenica Mirarchi on 9707 9227 or email
email@example.com. You can also visit
This offer is part of Council’s commitment to local businesses.
Canterbury-Bankstown Business Advisory Service membership applications are approved at the discretion of Council.
CBBAS Business Member Spotlight
Whether you’re looking at starting a new career, furthering your skills in your current field of employment or need to upgrade your team’s knowledge, ETEA can help you!
ETEA’s training programs address the required skills and knowledge demanded by industry, which increases the employability of its students. Its strong links to industry enables it to tailor its training programs to keep up with the ever changing demands of the community.
The friendly and experienced team will provide a professional approach towards your training needs. This combined with its status as an ISO 9001 Quality Endorsed Company, will ensure you receive respected, high quality training.
Phone: 9260 0400Email:firstname.lastname@example.orgWebsite:etea.edu.au
Sullivan Dewing 2018 Federal Budget review
The 2018 Federal Budget was released last month, with a focus on personal income tax cuts for lower and middle income earners. There are measures to guarantee essential services, such as aged care, healthcare and infrastructure, as well as changes to superannuation accessibility. This Budget also introduced a range of integrity measures to clamp down on the black economy and strengthen the rules of the system. Once again, there is little done for business tax relief apart from extending, for another year, the $20,000 immediate deduction for eligible assets for businesses with an annual turnover of less than $10 million. It’s important to note these changes are proposed and still need to pass through Parliament before becoming law.
Support for your new business
We understand tax and superannuation can be tricky, and not everyone gets it right the first time. Our Business Assistance Program is here to help get you moving in the right direction.
Many businesses, like yours, have benefited from this program. It provides tailored support to help with the uncertainty of tax and superannuation.
The program is recommended if you have:
We’ll discuss a range of topics based on your needs, including:
Find out about:
Small business gets an international day of recognition
The UN General Assembly has formally designated today, Tuesday 27 June, as "Micro, Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises Day".
More than 95% of the world's enterprises are micro, small and medium-sized and they account for approximately 60% of international private sector employment. Despite this, it wasn't until April of this year that the UN formally adopted an international day of recognition for small businesses – today, Tuesday 27 June.
The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman (ASBFEO) Kate Carnell has welcomed the UN's recognition of small businesses as a global economic driver and hopes people will support it.
“It’s the first year and I sincerely hope that governments, business organisations and communities will get behind it,” she said.
“If you’re buying goods or services on Tuesday 27 June, think about small business and if you can support one with your purchase, please do."
While the day has an international focus, Carnell highlighted the contribution that small businesses make to the Australian economy in particular. Small businesses employ almost half of all workers in Australia and create a substantial proportion of new jobs.
“Small business contribution to the Australian economy is higher than the OECD average,” she said.
“According to the OECD, small businesses account for 44% of employment in Australia and we rank eighth out of 32 OECD countries on this measure."
“The number of small businesses which are exporting continues to increase... The tax contribution of small and medium enterprises is also significant and growing faster than big business.”
Looking to contribute to a small business today? Check out our lists of Australian fashion designers to browse through and Australian beauty brands to explore.
“I failed my way to success” –
Thomas Edison (American inventor and businessman)