e-News Monitor

Catch up on past issues of the e-News Monitor


Another funding boost to help local business

Another funding boost to help local business Cessnock City Council has been allocated $15,000 towards a $30,000 Business Capability Study under the Australian Government’s Building Better Regions Fund (BBRF) Community Investment Stream. This funding boost was the result of a successful application to the BBRF and Council will now be able to expand the program […]

Small business wins from personal income tax cuts

Small business wins from personal income tax cuts Small businesses may benefit from the new income tax laws passed in the Senate in June.  The new legislation means as of 1 July 2018, anyone earning between $19,000 and $90,000 will receive a personal income tax cut. The owners of 1.3 million unincorporated small sized businesses […]

No plastic bags in supermarkets. What about small business?

No plastic bags in supermarkets. What about small business? Plastic bags were banned by supermarkets as of 1 July 2018, under a new system of self-imposed bans in NSW. However, where does this leave the huge proportion of small businesses selling retail goods? Woolworths and its liquor brand BWS stopped offering single use plastic bags […]

Free business advice in Cessnock and Kurri Kurri this July

Free business advice in Cessnock and Kurri Kurri this July Free business advice is coming to support small business operators in our region over 16-17 July 2018.   The NSW Department of Industry Business Connect aims to support small businesses to startup, create jobs through growth, help established small to medium enterprises become sustainable and increase […]

New workshops to help tourism businesses

New workshops to help tourism businesses A new program of workshops has been announced by Destination NSW to help tourism businesses advance their product offering.   The NSW First Program is a Destination NSW initiative that assists NSW tourism businesses to develop, promote and sell their tourism products. The program includes face to face workshops […]

Council launch ‘Easy to do Business’ initiative

Council launch ‘Easy to do Business’ initiative Cessnock City Council has launched Service NSW ‘Easy to do Business’ initiative that will make it easier for those looking to open a small business or grow their existing business. Cessnock City Mayor, Councillor Bob Pynsent launched the Service NSW initiative alongside Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter Scot […]

Get your BAS covered and your agent registered

Get your BAS covered and your agent registered Is your tax or BAS agent registered? Using an unregistered agent puts both you and your business at risk! If you use an agent to prepare or lodge your tax and/or business activity statements (BAS), make sure they are registered with the Tax Practitioners Board. Under the […]

From the Chambers June 2018

From the Chambers June 2018 We hear from some of the local chambers of commerce and their upcoming activities. Hear from Kurri Kurri Towns with Heart, Around Hermitage, Parish of Pokolbin and Wollombi Valley Chamber of Commerce…       Kurri Kurri Towns with Heart Tenders are now being sought for the Pit Horse Statue […]

The power of the social

The power of the social   If you’ve been thinking the term ‘capital’ just refers to your business funds, think again.   There is a new ‘capital’ making its way into the business world; ‘social capital’, and it’s driving big changes in business structure, performance and consumer perception.   In fact, 58% of Australians surveyed […]

NSW Export Capability Program

NSW Export Capability Program The NSW Government invites you to an introduction exporting workshop in Cessnock. This workshop aims to help aspiring and existing exporters in the wine sector.   The workshop will cover: Welcome by the NSW Government Tips for export planning in the wine sector by Export Council Australia Developing your pitch for […]