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Business Link is distributed to business entities across the City of Canterbury Bankstown. In this edition you will find out about:
NEIS Information Workshop The 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:
Managing workplace safety Join experts from Excite Safety as they share their knowledge on Australian work health and safety requirements, and the importance of compliance.
WHEN Friday 9 NovemberTIME 11am-12.30pmWHERE Canterbury-Bankstown Business Advisory Service, Civic Tower, Ground Floor 66-72 Rickard Road, Bankstown
REGISTER Call 0418 779 295 or visit realise.business/event
The talk will cover:
Business Connect: Realise Business – Business Advisory Sessions Business Connect aims to:
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 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, which is funded by the NSW Department of Industry. The team is made up of a group of dedicated professionals, who can deliver advice and support to small business owners. 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:
Business Connect: Business Advisory Bilingual Sessions (Vietnamese)
White Ribbon is Australia's only national, male-led campaign to end men's violence against women. The campaign involves raising awareness, education and running programs with youth, schools and workplaces.
We are holding our sixth annual White Ribbon Tug O’ War Cup, where men from local businesses, organisations, community groups and residents across Canterbury-Bankstown, enter teams of five.
If you, or someone you know, is interested, get involved – get a grip, pull your weight and oppose violence against women!
We invite local businesses to apply, individually or as a group, for grants of up to $5,000, to help decorate town centres for the Christmas period, as part of our Town Centre Christmas Decoration Grant Funding Program.
Friday 16 November.
For more information, visit cb.city/christmasgrants or contact Council’s Community Engagement Officer on 9707 9771 or firstname.lastname@example.org
$5.2 million Town Centre Upgrade for Canterbury Work has begun on a $5.2 million upgrade of Canterbury Town Centre, aimed at improving the intersection at Charles Street and Roberts Street. It includes:
Stage one is expected to be completed by late 2019. For more information, visit cb.city/projects
CBCity enters into state-first power contract In a NSW first, the City of Canterbury Bankstown has signed a new energy contract, along with another 17 councils, which will see it use more renewable energy.
The Program for Energy and Environmental Risk Solutions (PEERS) contract, coordinated by Southern Sydney Regional Organisation of Councils (SSROC), was signed with Origin Electricity Energy Limited earlier this month. It stipulates:
This agreement means our renewable energy usage will jump to 22.5 per cent and deliver a saving of over $90,000 in the first three years alone.
MIGAS works with Australia’s leading employers and small business owners to find talented people who want to pursue a career in trades, through an apprenticeship or traineeship pathway.
For more information, visit https://www.migas.com.au/jobs/new-south-wales/
Local businesses and community groups are encouraged to download and use the FREE City of Canterbury Bankstown Brand!
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 and unapologetic pride about who we are.
Why should you use the City Brand?
To access the brand, visit cb.city/citybrand
For more details, call the Canterbury-Bankstown Business Advisory Service on 9707 9228
For an annual investment of just $170+GST, your organisation will receive:
For more information, visit
cb.city/CBBASmembership or contact Domenica Mirarchi on 9707 9227, or email email@example.com
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.
This year, Sunshine Meats is celebrating its 30th year of supplying the finest meats, smallgoods and food products to its customers throughout.
The company, located at Milperra, was founded in 1988 by Jose Pereira, who is considered to be one of the most creative and innovative people in the smallgoods sector today.
Mr Pereira continues to create magic at his state-of-the-art factory, using the highest quality, locally-sourced meat and poultry, to make tasty products. Sunshine Meats has received numerous awards for their products, including Australia’s Best Artisan – Ham 2016, awarded by the Australian Pork Corporation.
The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) is offering grants of up to $250,000, to establish five
Love Food Communities across the state.
The funding aims to help tackle the issue of food waste in homes, businesses, schools, supermarkets, clubs, pubs and community groups.
For more details, visit
Business News Daily Social Media Strategist, Saige Driver, has produced two articles we think you will be interested in. The first talks about three key tips for negotiating a business loan, focussing on the importance of:
The second is about tracking and monitoring your profit margins, so you can keep an eye on the health of your business and ensure your company grows.
For more information, visit
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