Back to Business Week is a NSW Government initiative that celebrates small to medium businesses and promotes and supports the critical role they play in local communities.
Upper Hunter Shire Council, in partnership with the Scone Chamber of Commerce and Industry, is hosting two free “Back to Business Week” events on Thursday 2 March 2017.
At 7am all businesses are invited to attend a Chamber breakfast at the Royal Hotel in Scone. The keynote address will be a representative of Hunter Valley Meats who will provide a presentation on the current state of play and plans for the future of the business in Scone.
At 6pm all Home Based Businesses and small-medium businesses in the Upper Hunter Shire are invited to the Council Chambers in Scone for a networking evening. The keynote speaker will be Ms Jelinda Millgate, Regional Business Advisor of The Business Centre Newcastle Region.
“As these are our first “Back to Business Week” functions, we encourage all local small, medium and home based businesses to come along to this and the Chamber’s other networking events,” said Mayor Wayne Bedggood.
“The evening event will not only be a great networking opportunity, our keynote speaker Jelinda Millgate will introduce the NSW Department of Industry “New” Business Connect Program that is a quality, personalised business advisory service, funded by the NSW Government, that supports small-to-medium businesses to start up or grow their business successfully.
Ms Millgate will be supported by Kate Murphy who is the Business Facilitator for the Hunter Region Business Enterprise Centre. The Hunter Region BEC is one of over 100 BEC’s that operate nationally to provide new and existing micro, small and medium business clients with practical assistance in business planning, advice on marketing, budgeting and cash flow.
The evening will wrap up with a discussion about Social Media and the benefits to your business and the humble beginnings of a local business from their kitchen table to shop front.
Cost for both events is free and includes a light meal.
Register for the evening event here.
Upper Hunter Shire Council is a local government authority and provides an extensive array of services including health and building; town planning; aged care; sporting and recreational facilities; roads; libraries; garbage collection; airport facilities; saleyards; public venues; water; children, youth and families and tourist information.