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Going Global Program

dfghjkdgjsfghfskg The NSW Government has launched the new Going Global Program, which has been designed specifically to help exporters to expand internationally. If you are a small to medium sized business, are export capable or ready and looking to start exporting or diversifying into new export markets you may be eligible to apply for this…

Bushfire Recovery stimulus continues to back business

Around a thousand local businesses are to be connected and workshops planned to help local businesses prepare for natural disasters following Cessnock City Council securing more funding under the Bushfire Community Recovery and Resilience Fund. 10 business networking events and 15 Business Disaster Recovery and Disaster Preparedness Workshops will be held in various locations across…

Strong draft budget with over $12 million for roads

Cessnock City Council wants your feedback on the draft 2021-22 Operational Plan and draft Budget for the next year. Despite the economic impact of COVID-19 Council has managed an impressive $35 million Capital Works Program and remains in surplus. Cessnock City Mayor Councillor Bob Pynsent said continued sound financial management over the last few years…

Build Business Back Better, proposed changes to employment lands

Cessnock businesses are being encouraged to ‘Have their say’ on complying development changes to employment lands. The Minister for Planning and Public Spaces, Rob Spokes announced proposed changes to the State Environmental Planning policy (Exempt and Complying Development Codes) 2008 (Codes SEPP.) The Department of Planning, Industry and Environment has identified changes to Codes SEPP…

Hunter Innovation Festival is back!

The Hunter Innovation Festival is back for 2021, kicking off on Monday 3rd of May, until Sunday the 16th, with this year’s festival theme ‘Innovate to Regenerate.’ Made up of more than 40 events, the festival aims to connect, inspire, educate and promote a culture of innovation throughout the Hunter. The events will range from…

Doing business with Council

Did you know the Cessnock City Council is a big customer when it comes to business?! We love buying locally, and to make doing business easier with Council we have produced a guide to take you through being a supplier. In an effort to take the confusion out of the procurement process the “Doing Business…

$3.5million boost for Regional NSW visitor economy

The NSW Government last week  announced $3.5 million in funding to boost regional economies and create more jobs, across three funding streams. Applications are now open for the three funding streams: Refresh and Renew Fund, Experience Enhancement Fund, and Regional Business Event Development Fund. Below is a summary of the funding opportunities available: Stream 1 –…

Fourth generation wine maker focuses on sustainability

Avoiding waste is not easy, in fact, it takes thought and effort and that’s where the Waste Avengers Blog come into play. Created for all to read and join in the discussion to avoid waste and save the planet, The Waste Avengers Blog is about making waste prevention easier through the sharing of local personal…

Make a difference through employment

There are not many better ways to make a difference in someone’s life, than to offer them employment. The health, social and psychological benefits of work are well documented. As an employer, you have the power to make a difference in your local community by considering diversity when looking for staff. Hiring a diverse, local…

New Year, new goals!

As a new year rolls around, it is a great time to take a close look at your business and what you would like to achieve over the next 12 months. Good financial advice is critical for business growth. Accountants and financial advisors can help you define your business goals and help create a plan…

5,000 jobs to be created from Regional Job Creation Fund

The Hunter Valley Region is home to thriving agribusiness, energy and resources industries and strong manufacturing, tourism and service sectors, enforcing the fact that our region is a key driver of our state’s economic strength and future. To continue to support existing regional businesses to grow and encourage interstate and international businesses to invest in…

Micro Businesses and Single Touch Payroll

By now most people have heard of Single Touch Payroll (STP). If not, it’s a relatively new process that requires businesses to report employee earnings and superannuation to the Australian Tax Office (ATO) each pay period via an online report. This has been rolled out progressively since 1 July 2018 for large businesses, and 1…