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The information contained in Business Link is distributed to business entities across the City of Canterbury Bankstown.
Introductory Food Handling Training CourseAttend the free Introductory Food Handling Training Course this month. The course is for local food handlers and food businesses proprietors.
Under the Food Safety Standards a food business must ensure people handling food, or supervising food operations, have the appropriate skills and knowledge in food safety and hygiene.
The course, which includes training manuals and demonstrations, will cover the following areas:
WHEN: Tuesday 14 August, 4-6pmWHERE: Canterbury-Bankstown Business Advisory Service, Civic Tower, Ground Floor 66-72 Rickard Road, BankstownREGISTER: Call 9707 9228 or email
NEIS Information WorkshopThe New Enterprise Incentive Scheme (NEIS) is a program funded by the Department of Employment that assists unemployed people in turning a variable business idea into their own small business. The program can help you become self-sufficient and independent by establishing a new small business.
Approved applicants will receive training in small business management, business skills and assistance to develop their business plan.
To learn more about this great program, attend an information session:
WHEN: Thursday 9 August & Thursday 23 AugustTIME: 9.30-10.30am
WHERE: Canterbury-Bankstown Business Advisory Service, Civic Tower, Ground Floor 66-72 Rickard Road, Bankstown
FOR MORE: Visit sydneybusiness.org.au/about-neis
Business Connect: Realise Business – Business Advisory SessionsBusiness Connect aims to support small businesses start up, help businesses create jobs through growth, help established small-to-medium enterprises become sustainable and increase business confidence across NSW.
FREE business guidance sessions are now available with a Multicultural Business Advisor, for support at any stage of your business journey. Whether you’re looking to start up your business, expand, grow, or even if you’re looking for an exit plan, a Business Advisor can help.
The Community Migrant Resource Centre’s (CMRC) Multicultural Business Connect Advisory Service is another service offered by Business Connect. It is funded by the NSW Department of Industry, and the team is made up of a group of dedicated professionals who can deliver advice and support to small business owners in Greater Western Sydney. They can provide advice in Arabic, Chinese, Korean and Vietnamese.
The service provides a quality, personalised and highly subsidised business advisory program, linking experienced business advisors with small business operators.
It also assists existing small businesses, which want to grow, expand, sell, implement a succession plan, or improve their overall business plans
Business Connect achieves these aims by:
Its workshops are ideal for:
WHEN: Tuesday 7 August, Tuesday 14 August, Tuesday 21 AugustTIME: Times available from 10am, noon, 2pm and 4pm (bookings are essential)WHERE: Canterbury-Bankstown Business Advisory Service, Civic Tower, Ground Floor, 66-72 Rickard Road, BankstownREGISTER: Email David Batson on
Business Connect: Business Advisory Bilingual Sessions (Vietnamese)WHEN: Thursday 9 August, Thursday 16 August, Thursday 23 August, hursday 30 August TIME: 10am-3pm (hourly bookings are essential)
WHERE: Canterbury-Bankstown Business Advisory Service, Ground Floor 66-72 Rickard Road, BankstownREGISTER: Email
Local Safety Forums (Revesby Ward)Council, in partnership with NSW Police, is running a series of Local Safety Forums to discuss current crime statistics, provide residents with an opportunity to share concerns and workshop suggestions for improvement.The next forum will be held for residents who live in the Revesby Ward, which includes the suburbs of:
WHEN: Monday 13 August, 6-8pmWHERE: Padstow Seniors Citizen Centre, 17 Cahors Road, PadstowREGISTER: Call 9789 9594 or visit cb.city/localsafetyforums by Thursday 9 August
Mobile App Workshop for Small/Medium Businesses by DigiGroundBring your mobile app ideas and learn to make them a reality!
Living in a world where new technology is being created every day, a lot of small and medium business owners are implementing new tech-savvy concepts for their company. Although, with so many advances in the digital space, business owners are starting to wonder if they should have a mobile app for their company, in addition to their website. DigiGround General Manager John Luhr will educate attendees on how apps can:
WHEN: Wednesday 1 August, 2-4pmWHERE: Canterbury-Bankstown Business Advisory Service, Ground Floor 66-72 Rickard Road, BankstownREGISTER: Call Domenica Mirarchi on 9707 9227 or email
The City of Canterbury Bankstown is hosting its fifth annual South-West Sydney Jobs and Skills Expo!
The FREE event is for jobseekers, students, graduates and people looking to change career paths.
Exhibitors will provide information on exploring tertiary and VET course options, find internships, traineeships, apprenticeships and plan new career pathways.
The event will feature:
There will also be devoted workshops for one-on-one and group discussions on:
WHEN: Thursday 23 August, 9.30am-2.30pmWHERE: Bankstown Library and Knowledge Centre, 80 Rickard Road, Bankstown
To help celebrate Local Government Week, the City of Canterbury Bankstown is inviting residents to attend one of five pop-up information sessions to learn more about the key projects and services Council provides to the local community:
Western Sydney University (WSU) is hosting the Tourism and Heritage Careers Expo. This event connects WSU Tourism and Heritage students in all years of study with a range of employers from relevant industries.
As an employer, the expo will allow you to:
As a student, the expo will allow you to:
WHEN: Tuesday 21 August, 1-3.30pmWHERE: Ian and Nancy Turbott Auditorium Building EE, WSU Parramatta South Campus
The perfect opportunity for students and job seekers with over 100 potential employers and training providers with opportunities available now
Bring copies of your resume and get in first on the road to a rewarding career
TAFE NSW offers a great range of new subsidised training courses and qualifications for you or your small business. These courses can help you in areas including management, digital and financial skills.
Best of all, most of these courses are FREE – so be sure to enrol quickly!
FOR MORE tafensw.edu.au/subsidisedtraining
Grow your small business with fully-subsidised training in digital literacy, financial literacy and general business management from Australia's largest training provider.
The NSW Government has partnered with TAFE NSW to deliver a Skills for Business Initiative, which provides small businesses with:
FOR MORE tafensw.edu.au/skillsforbusiness
The Skills for Education and Employment (SEE) program at Navitas English will help build your skills and knowledge and improve access to employment and further education by:
Through the program you will:
To check your eligibility for this program, talk to your employment services provider.
FOR MORE Call 9707 0274, email
firstname.lastname@example.org or visit navitas-english.com.au/skills-for-education-and-employment-see/
Each year, Council sponsors the Local Business Awards. Last year, there were 264 businesses listed as finalists.
WHEN Wednesday 15 August, 6.30pmWHERE Revesby Workers Club, 2B Brett Street, Revesby
Following the release of the South District Plan, Council and the State Government will be looking to enhance Campsie’s eat street and night-time activities. This will include activating Beamish Street and secondary streets and better managing traffic and parking.
The plan seeks to grow local employment by 56 per cent by 2036, providing a further boost for local business.
Council will work with the NSW Government through the Campsie Planned Precinct process to provide new housing in the right places.
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.
Downloadable branding suite of materials including logos, email signatures, decal templates; and
Tangible City Brand kit, which including a branded information book, tote bag, notepad, pen and shopfront sticker.
Why should you use the City Brand?
To access the brand, visit cb.city/citybrand
FOR MORE Call the Canterbury-Bankstown Business Advisory Service on 9707 9228.
For an annual investment of just $170+GST, your organisation will receive:
Visit cb.city/CBBASmembership, call Domenica Mirarchi on 9707 9227 or email
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.
Vanden Global is a dynamic international waste management company supporting waste generators.
The company has been built on the brand promise of ‘reliable responsible recycling’.
Vanden Global’s professional team are on hand to consult customers on their product range, help achieve maximum value and share specialist knowledge of plastics and their recycling applications.
Tailored collection plans for all types of recyclable waste are available from Vanden Recycling Australia, VG Recycling Finland and Vanden Recycling UK.
PHONE +61 (0) 3 9318 9111
EMAIL email@example.comFOR MORE www.vandenrecycling.com
At the June 2018 meeting, the City of Canterbury Bankstown agreed to enter into a $2.5 million funding agreement with the State Government to prepare new comprehensive planning control. In agreeing to the funding, Council has committed to preparing a new Local Environmental Plan and Development Plan controls within two years, to ensure they align with the priorities and directions of the South District Plan, released by the Greater Sydney Commission in March 2018.
The new planning controls will address significant policy differences between the two former councils, such as the application of the R3 Medium Density Residential Zone, ensuring consistency in planning rules across our City.
The Federal Government has created a step-by-step guide that walks you through the process of starting a business.
The online tool will help you:
When the guide was created, Australian business owners and experts were consulted to ensure it was easy to use and included all the necessary information.
If you’re in the business of helping business, let them know about the Starting a Business Guide!
FOR MORE Visit
The end of the financial year isn’t just a busy time for businesses – it’s also a prime time for cybercriminals.
It's a good time to stop and remind your employees of the increased risk and the simple steps you can reduce the risk to your business.
Know the status of your tax affairs
Sometimes it can be hard to tell if a message is really from the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) or a scam. You’re less likely to fall victim to a scam if you’re aware of the details of debts owed, refunds due and lodgements outstanding. You can check these regularly by logging into your myGov account or contacting your registered tax professional.
Monitor your accounts for suspicious activity
Keep an eye on your accounts for suspicious activity. If you notice transactions you didn’t make, contact the organisation immediately to confirm the transaction.
Unauthorised access to systems by past employees is a common security issue for businesses. Immediately remove access, including AUSkey, from people who don’t work for you anymore or who no longer require access.
Keep your business information safe
Cybercriminals can use information, such as your AUSkey, to commit tax fraud in your name. Beware of anyone asking you to confirm your details and be sure not to share your details unless you’ve confirmed the person you’re dealing with is who they say they are.
Be smart with social media!
Much like your personal profile, consider what business information you’re sharing publicly. Scammers use information from social media to impersonate you and send emails to your clients requesting information or money.
If you're ever unsure about a request for information or the validity of an ATO interaction, call the ATO Scam Hotline on 1800 008 540 or visit the ATO's scam page.
Also, if you believe your business has been the victim of cybercrime, report it to the Australian Cybercrime Online Reporting Network (ACORN). If your business has experienced a data breach, contact the ATO for assistance on 1800 467 033 or visit the ATO's Data Breach Assistance.
FOR MORE Visit staysmartonline.gov.au
“The secret of success is to do the common thing uncommonly well."– John D. Rockefeller Jr (American business magnate).