Record participation in NSW Small Business Month
More than 600 events have been held to support and celebrate the State’s small businesses during NSW Small Business Month in March, with a record 221 grants awarded to host events and 180 collaboration partners.
Small Business Month wraps up today with 30 events being held across the state at venues including Narrabri, Maitland and Sydney, as well as a number of online activities.
Small Business Minister Eleni Petinos thanked collaboration partners, event hosts and small businesses for their participation, as well as the Small Business Commission who administered activities for the month.
“NSW Small Business Month has been a tremendous success and provided much needed support to small businesses who have battled COVID for two years,” Ms Petinos said.
“The month was administered by the NSW Small Business Commission and they did a fantastic job in coordinating activities and events across the state.
“I would like to thank collaboration partners and event hosts as well as the thousands of small business operators who attended events and shared their experiences, challenges and successes.
“The theme of Small Business Month 2022 was ‘Rebuild, Recharge, Renew’, and the willingness of small businesses across NSW to seek out new ideas and ways to improve their business is a tribute to their resilience and optimism.”
Small businesses were offered opportunities as varied as learning how to grow their online customer base, marketing and branding tips, building a mentally healthy workplace and help with tendering for NSW Government contracts. It was also an opportunity for small businesses in many regional areas to get together, network and collaborate.
“Importantly, events conducted across NSW during Small Business Month were designed by business for business. I believe this was essential to ensuring a successful month-long festival of support for small business,” Ms Petinos said.
For more information please go to the NSW Small Business Month website.