Business support

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 Business NSW website 

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 website 

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:

Clearly Business
Level 19
323 Castlereagh Street
Sydney CBD (02) 9089 7634 
Email: we.assist@smallbusiness.nsw.gov.au

Link to the Sydney Metro Business Enterprise Centre 

Small Business Toolkit

Small Business Tool Kit 

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.

Randwick TAFE

Sydney TAFE - Workforce training

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 sydney.info@tafensw.edu.au. You can also reach a specialised industry expert by email or phone.

Industry sector contacts

Faculty

Email address

Phone

Built Environment & Transport

natalie.foxon1@tafensw.edu.au

02 9710 5872

Manufacturing, Engineering & Electrotechnology

gayle.sullivan@tafensw.edu.au

02 9217 4776

Tourism, Hospitality & Service Industries

damon.martin2@tafensw.edu.au

02 9217 3780

Business & Finance

sue.kennedy1@tafensw.edu.au

02 9598 6447

Community Services & Health

linda.perris@tafensw.edu.au

02 9469 8609

Work & Study Pathways

robert.webb@tafensw.edu.au

02 9335 2305

CreatIT

jennifer.kelly45@tafensw.edu.au

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

Website: depgreatersydney.com.au

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.

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