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Cessnock Business e-News Monitor – Issue 55, 16 August 2016

Waking the Lion! Part 3 – Tips for Tourism businesses

The Hunter Valley is set to receive an influx of Asian visitors for the Hunter Valley Moon Festival between 15-18 September 2016. Council’s Economic Development Manager, Jane Holdsworth says that the Hunter Valley is primed for growth being located only two hours drive of Sydney … Read More

Collective Bargaining – a boost to negotiating power for small business!

Small businesses, including farmers, can sometimes be better off negotiating with their suppliers or customers as a group. Referred to as "collective bargaining", working cooperatively gives greater negotiating power with larger businesses and creates efficiencies that one small … Read More

Thermal Coal – A new boom for the Hunter Valley

A crackdown on surplus thermal coal by the Chinese Government has had a knock-on effect on the global thermal coal price which could spell positive news for local miners. The crackdown has led to a price rise of about 20%. Prices that were as low as $49 per tonne in January are … Read More

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