Support for local businesses
Randwick City Council is committed to engaging with our local business community and ensuring they have the skills and knowledge to be successful. The support and resources we provide for local businesses focus on:
- advice and education
- resources to boost business performance
- networking opportunities and engagement
Small Business NSW
Small businesses are the backbone of Australia's economy, representing 96 per cent of all businesses in the country. There are an estimated two million small businesses across the nation providing nearly half of all employment. In NSW alone, there are 680,000 small businesses employing around 50 per cent of the NSW workforce.
In addition to contributing to the economy directly, the small business sector is a crucial platform which underpins the efficient operation of many medium-sized and large businesses.
The Office of the Small Business Commissioner was established in mid 2011. Ms Robyn Hobbs OAM started in the role of NSW Small Business Commissioner on 25 February 2014.
The role of the Office of the Small Business Commissioner is to support small businesses throughout NSW by:
- Providing dispute resolution services
- Delivering quality business advice through Small Biz Connect
- Speaking up for small business within government
Small Biz Connect
Small Biz Connect is a program that accelerates small businesses to economic sustainability, delivering growth and employment for NSW. With a commitment to outcomes, Small Biz Connect will help you to develop the skills you need to not only survive but to thrive. Small Biz Connect is a practical program which links you with our experienced business advisors, who help you plan your business' success.
As part of Small Biz Connect, business advisors will take you, the small business operators, through a business diagnostic tool to analyse your situation in an easy, efficient way. The advisor will then help you develop a simple action plan which identifies the skills you need to develop and the next steps for achieving your goals. The focus is on outcomes and making sure small businesses really get the grassroots, face to face support they need to grow. Your local Small BizConnect office:
323 Castlereagh Street
Sydney CBD (02) 9089 7634
Small Business Toolkit
A new toolkit funded by NSW Trade & Investment has been launched for small businesses across NSW. The online diagnostic tool will assist small business owners with:
- reviewing their strategic plan
- understanding their customer base
- brand development
- product design
- product development and
- building skills and innovation
The tool will be initially tailored to manufacturing and designing small businesses and Small Biz Connect is currently developing a complementary service industry diagnostic tool.
From small businesses to multinational corporations, Sydney TAFE Randwick College is a trusted business partner for hundreds of employers. Sydney TAFE Randwick College provides flexible, innovative and customised training specifically designed for your business, people and schedule.
To speak to a consultant call 1300 360 601, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also reach a specialised industry expert by email or phone.
Industry sector contacts
Built Environment & Transport
02 9710 5872
Manufacturing, Engineering & Electrotechnology
02 9217 4776
Tourism, Hospitality & Service Industries
02 9217 3780
Business & Finance
02 9598 6447
Community Services & Health
02 9469 8609
Work & Study Pathways
02 9335 2305
02 9335 2441
The Digital Enterprise program
The Digital Enterprise Program is an Australian Government initiative aimed at helping organisations succeed online. The program provides free group training and one-on-one coaching support for small-to-medium enterprises (SME) and not-for-profit organisations (NFP) to help them better maximise online opportunities.
The program will help all types of businesses improve their online presence, offer new products and services, expand their market, improve their competitiveness and increase communication with customers and suppliers.
The group training programs are held at various locations in the Greater Sydney Digital Enterprise program region with topics ranging from How to Create a Digital Strategy to Building Online Communities and Protecting your Brand Online. You can view all of the training topics .
The Greater Sydney Region program is being delivered by the NSW Business Chamber. The region incorporates the following areas:
- Inner South West / Sutherland
- South West / Outer South West
- North Sydney / Hornsby & Ryde
- City & Inner South / Eastern Suburbs
View the region map.
If you have any questions about the Greater Sydney Digital Enterprise Program or about digital business in general. Please use the Contact form or Register for a free group training session.
For more information
Phone: 02 9458 7342
NSW Business Chamber
NSW Business Chamber (NSWBC) is a not-for-profit member organisation committed to helping businesses of all sizes manage their people and growth more efficiently.
NSWBC currently have over 13,000 members and represent more than 20,000 businesses through associations with Local Chambers throughout NSW. NSWBC also have a strong regional presence, which includes affiliations with the Hunter Business Chamber, Illawarra Business Chamber, Canberra Business Council as well as links to local chambers throughout NSW and the broader chamber movement across Australia.
The membership base is diverse, ranging from small local businesses requiring day-to-day operational support with HR, industrial relations and OHS issues to large multinational corporations interested in shaping and influencing the business environment in NSW and Australia.
As the voice of business NSWBC represent the interests of members at all levels of government, campaigning for a better deal for businesses in NSW.
Through the Australian Business operations, NSWBC offer a range of services to both member and non-member companies throughout Australia, including:
- Business consulting
- Apprenticeship and traineeship services
- Marketing services
- OHS consulting
- Recruitment services
- Legal services
- International trade advice and documentation
NSW Business Chamber is a member of the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI) and the Australian Chamber Alliance, which represent the interests of over 1.5 million businesses nationally. Please visit the NSW Business Chamber for more information.