Have you checked what your local council has on offer for small businesses? I’ve recently shifted into a different Shire and found with delight that this one is very focused on helping small businesses to succeed. Their philosophy is that they would like the same $ spent over and over and over and over… again till it’s worn out – in this area. They actively encourage people in business to either work only 2 or 3 mins away or to work in their homes.
I’ve discovered they have quite a few events on – networking, business building and growth programs. In fact over the next 3 months there are 33 events with 20 of them costing $20 or less to attend. Some are free.
I’ve registered for their 12 month sustainability program – they look at the environment, how green your business is and how sustainable financially it is. Whilst most of the businesses participating will be new or only in existence for a few years, I felt it would be good to do to see how my business looks at the ripe old age of 16+. I’ll report in now and then to let you know how the program is going. It kicks off in July.
In the meantime why not look to see what is happening in your region? You might get a pleasant surprise!