9 Feb 2010


Would finding out about marketing enhance your business?

Are you concerned about cashflow?

Would you like to explore Internet marketing and social networking?

The Hills Shire Council is partnering with Industry and Investment NSW - along with business professionals and organisations - to deliver a wide range of workshops to support local businesses, with topics ranging from starting a small business to developing business strategies; and marketing hints to website tips.

Some of the courses are:

  • Show me the money – cash flow rules
  • Maximise the sale value of your business
  • How to grow your business with strong acquisitions
  • Making E-biz work for you
  • Young entrepreneurs mentoring program
  • Getting started with social media; and
  • DIY marketing action plan


Council’s Manager – Economic Development and Marketing, John Dean, said that these represent just a small sample of over 60 workshops on offer this year.

“This year, we have one of the biggest and most innovative range of business courses we have ever offered,” he said.

“With topics like ‘I wish I knew this stuff before I started my business’ – the aim is to provide workshops that are very relevant and functional.”

Last year more than 2000 local businesses took advantage of the mostly free courses and this year even more companies are expected to sign up for the diverse range of subjects on offer.

“I encourage businesses to take this opportunity to register online and upskill yourself or your staff,” Mr Dean said.

“Your investment of time will result in valuable skills for your company – adding value to your bottom line.”

“Council supports local business in order to create a strong viable economy. This generates jobs for local residents and dramatically improves the quality of life for our rapidly growing population,” he said.

To register online – simply go to Council’s 'business workshops' webpage.


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