Gunnedah is getting ready for a big NSW Small Business Month, with a full program of activities to help the local small businesses grow.
There are numerous events scheduled for the month of October, culminating with a special event - Friday Night with Mia Freedman via Zoom on Friday, October 30, in a presentation available only to businesses in Gunnedah shire.
Mia is the co-founder and chief creative officer of the very successful Mamamia Women's Media company, with an audience of more than five million women each month. Mamamia also has the largest women's podcast network in the world.
Gunnedah Shire Council economic development officer Emily Wilson said the council was excited to present a program of events that centred on the 2020 NSW Small Business Month themes.
This year these are:
- Building your brand on social media
- Working with digi-tech
- Financial foundations
- Research, plan, do
- Futureproof your business, and
- Your team and you.
These themes are designed to help businesses reboot, upskill and look to the future.
"Gunnedah has a strong small business sector that is continuing to show its resilience by growing, even during this difficult economic time," Ms Wilson said.
"Council's program, funded through the Community Resilience COVID-19 Business Recovery Package Invigorate Gunnedah with help from the NSW Government, supports our vibrant small businesses in helping them to reach their full potential.
"It is very exciting to have Mia Freedman on board for an exclusive Gunnedah shire event this year. Mamamia is an enormous success story and Mia is an inspiration worldwide. Her Zoom presentation will help people learn about harnessing the power of disruption to grow your business. This is an incredible opportunity for our small business owners.
"We really encourage everyone to take a look at the events and book for the sessions that suit them. All events are free."
Gunnedah's Small Business Month events are:
Introduction to Fundraising in the Arts presented by Este Darin-Cooper from Creative Partnerships Australia on Wednesday, October 7 at 6.30pm at the Creative Arts Centre, Chandos Street.
The 2 Rivers Business Basics Workshop presented by Lorrayne Fishenden of 2 Rivers on Thursday, October 8 at 10am at the Creative Arts Centre.
Mindful Branding Presentation by Taylah Hudson from the Mindful Business Hub on Thursday, October 8 at 6pm at the Creative Arts Centre.
Xero Basics for Small Business presented by AMH Bookkeeping on Monday, October 12 at 5.30pm at the Creative Arts Centre.
Get Shiny on Socials - Masterclass Series part 1 presented by Keira Gifford from Raw Confetti on Tuesday, October 13 at 5.30pm at the Creative Arts Centre.
Funding Fundamentals presented by Monica Davidson of Creative Plus Business, on Wednesday, October 14 at 5.30pm via Zoom.
Xero Advanced for Small Business presented by AMH Bookkeeping on Monday, October 19 at 5.30pm at the Creative Arts Centre.
Get Shiny on Socials - Masterclass Series part 2 presented by Keira Gifford from Raw Confetti on Tuesday, October 20 at 5.30pm at the Creative Arts Centre.
Get Shiny on Socials - Masterclass Series part 3 presented by Keira Gifford from Raw Confetti on Tuesday, October 27 at 5.30pm at the Creative Arts Centre.
Friday Night with Mia Freedman - a special Zoom presentation for Gunnedah by Mamamia co-founder and chief creative officer Mia Freedman on Friday, October 30 at 6pm.
To book for events, visit sa2.seatadvisor.com/sabo/servlets/EventSearch?&presenter=AUGSC&codes=SBM&killLogin=true&tck=true