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Nsw Is Getting Back to Business


Stuart Ayres MP, Member for Penrith today joined John Todd of the Western Sydney Business Centre to announce new funding from the NSW Government to champion small businesses through a series of events organised as part of the inaugural Back to Business Week.

Stuart Ayres said Back to Business Week is a NSW Government initiative created to celebrate small businesses and acknowledge the critical role they play in local communities.

Back to Business Week will run from 26 February to 4 March, in recognition of the leading role small businesses play in training, educating and creating jobs in local communities, while producing a wide range of outstanding products and services.

“Locally, Business Connect adviser, Western Sydney Business Centre will hold three events that local businesses can take part in,” said Stuart Ayres.

  • Social Media 101 for Your Small Business – Back to Business Week – Tuesday 28th February 2017,10am – 12noon
  • How to Start a Small Business – Back to Business Week – Wednesday 1st March 2017 – Penrith 10am – 12noon
  • Brand Building for Small Business – Back to Business Week – Friday 3rd March 2017 – 10am – 12noon

For bookings call the WSBC on 47215011.

“These events are designed to help our local businesses network, access personalised business advice, and learn about ways of doing business.

“I’m delighted to see the NSW Government providing support for our local small businesses.”

Deputy Premier and Minister for Small Business, John Barilaro, said Back to Business Week is a public acknowledgment of the contribution the small business sector makes to the economic strength of NSW.

“Small businesses are the driving force of our economy, generating growth, innovation and jobs,” Mr Barilaro said.

“More than 690,000 small businesses in our State make up almost 98 per cent of all businesses.

“They employ almost half of the entire NSW workforce and pay more than $47 billion in annual wages.

“About 32 per cent of NSW small businesses are located in regional NSW.

“Back to Business Week events will be held across NSW and I encourage everyone to get involved.”

For more information on Back to Business Week go to:


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