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Small Business September 2011

Small Business September, the annual focus on small enterprise growth, is less than six weeks away, so small business owners and operators across NSW are urged to put a note in their diaries and an alert in their phones.

 This year’s event focus is on businesses within their growth phase, with hundreds of state-wide seminars, workshops and online webinars organised especially for small businesses to update their knowledge, skills and extend their networks.

 As a NSW Government initiative, now in its twelfth year, Small Business September offers small business owners and operators opportunities to learn about smart ways to succeed.

With a focus on strategies to grow small businesses, this year’s theme invites participants to “see your business from a new perspective” – to step back from the everyday routine on working in their business to working on their business.

What exactly is the difference? Working in your business means taking care of the daily things, the clients, the billing, the orders, the administration.

Whereas working on your business deals with stepping back and seeing how your business can improve, where you want your business to go, planning ahead, looking for opportunities to grow.

With around 300 mostly free events across NSW, participants will benefit from experts in a wide range of business disciplines including e-commerce, marketing and sales, human resources, financial planning, exporting and much more.

Small Business September 2011 is coordinated by Trade & Investment NSW and sponsored by Cumberland Courier Newspapers, Telstra Business, Westpac Banking Corporation, City of Sydney, Netregistry and Dynamic Business.

The full calendar of Small Business September events is available at

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