17 September 2018
Gunnedah Shire businesses are encouraged to take part in a month-long celebration of small business in October, joining a multitude of events across the state.
Gunnedah Shire Mayor Jamie Chaffey said NSW Small Business Month (1-31 October) is a fantastic opportunity for local firms and entrepreneurs to come together to celebrate the contribution of small businesses to the economy and to learn from each other.
“Small Business Month is an opportunity for Gunnedah Shire to provide events, practical information and ideas to help businesses start-up and grow,” Cr Chaffey said.
“Many businesses in the region are nationally recognised as some of the best and most innovative, and we hope to continue that tradition through having opportunities for learning and networking.”
Gunnedah Shire Council’s Manager Economic Development Charlotte Hoddle said Council is pleased to welcome special guest presenter and media influencer, Lisa Messenger, at a networking lunch on 26 October.
“Lisa Messenger is a passionate speaker and perfect to talk to all audiences about building business, creativity, innovation, start-up growth and the challenges facing business in a digital world,” Ms Hoddle said.
“We are very excited to have such a high profile speaker to Gunnedah and know Lisa will provide a unique insight to the people that attend, with an opportunity to engage with her after her presentation.”
Lisa Messenger is the CEO of the Messenger Group, as well as Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Collective Hub, and best-selling author of six books including the recently launched Risk & Resilience, Making and Remaking a Brand.
Having grown up on a large farm outside Coolah in central western New South Wales, Ms Messenger is in the middle of her “In conversation” tour across NSW, specifically visiting rural and regional areas to give back to the smaller entrepreneurial communities that deserve it.
Ms Hoddle said the events during Small Business Month were designed to help small business owners improve their productivity, grow their business and engage with other businesses striving for similar goals.
“This Thursday we also have a Regional Germinator - Ideas & Pitch workshop for people thinking of a start-up, growing their business or identifying the challenges and opportunities for our region.”
“I would encourage anyone who wants to do better business to attend both events; there will be invaluable information to take back and apply to your business.”
Regional Germinator - Ideas & Pitch workshop will be held on Thursday, 18 October from 5.30pm at The Civic, 83 Chandos Street and is a free event. Lunch with Lisa Messenger will be held on Friday, 26 October from 12.30pm at Gunnedah Shire Band Hall on South Street.
Cost to attend is $40, which includes lunch and a drink on arrival. Bookings are essential, and tickets can be obtained online at www.businessmonth.nsw.gov.au.
Photo Caption: Lisa Messenger is the guest presenter during Small Business Month in Gunnedah.
Media Contact: Brooke Maisey 6740 2100.