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Small Biz Month brings businesses together

November 7, 2023

About 180 attendees took advantage of Small Business Month in Gunnedah Shire, with a big variety of workshops and events on offer.

Approximately 98.5% of Gunnedah’s 1530 businesses are classified as small, with less than 20 employees.

Gunnedah Shire Council, with the help of funding from the NSW Department of Small Business, held a program of events that varied from a networking breakfast with the Gunnedah Chamber of Commerce, to workplace health and safety compliance, growing your business on Facebook, agri-tourism and how to start a pro-brewery sessions.

Gunnedah Shire Council Manager Economy and Growth Susan Frater said small businesses were vitally important to Gunnedah’s economy.

“The sum of small businesses is a thriving economy and a growing community,” Ms Frater said.

“Small Business Month is a real reason to celebrate in Gunnedah Shire, and the 2023 program provided opportunities for our business people to get together, to discover new ways of working, fresh ideas and new ways to grow.

“We were really pleased to see so many business people join the many sessions on the program, and our thanks go to the venues who hosted workshops to help build our small businesses.

“Supporting small business can only benefit our whole community. After all, as well as the diversity and variety they add to our lifestyle, many big businesses started out small.”

Caption: Participants attend a Grow Your Business Using Facebook workshop for Small Business Month 2023.


For more information, contact Gunnedah Shire Council’s Communications team on (02) 6740 2100 or