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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 –…

Happy New Year! Top tips for EOFY

The end of financial year is fast approaching. End of financial year doesn’t just mean ensuring the books are in order, tax returns and planning for the new financial year ahead. Here is our small business checklist to get you through end of financial year.   Keep it Together! Make sure your documents are organised,…

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…

Help available to Cessnock local businesses

As part of the Australian Government’s Small Business Rebuild Package, the Entrepreneurs’ Programme is providing a new service called Strengthening Business. It focusses on supporting businesses in the Cessnock Local Government Area (LGA) that have been most impacted by the 2019-20 Black Summer bushfires. Strengthening Business provides access to a network of experienced business experts…

Dine and Discover new program launch

The NSW Government has launched Dine & Discover NSW to support dining, arts and tourism businesses. Cessnock City Council’s Economic Development and Visitor Centre teams are encouraging businesses to participate in the new program, encouraging the community to get out and about. Dine and Discover will essentially drive domestic visitation to the area and provide the opportunity for…

Cessnock City Council 2021 Mayoral Scholarship – Sponsorship Callout

Supporting our local economic future Cessnock City Council is seeking like-minded businesses to join us in our aim to grow and develop our people through supporting the Mayoral Scholarship Program. The Mayoral Scholarship Program is an initiative of Cessnock City Mayor, Councillor Bob Pynsent to assist local residents in achieving their educational goals. The objective of…

Breaking down the barriers to job growth and economic recovery

Motivated to break down the barriers to job growth and support our economic recovery the Australian Government announced on 9 December 2020 the Industrial Relations Reforms. The reforms were developed after extensive consultation involving the Government and employer and employee groups to find solutions that will support struggling businesses, as well as protect and enhance…

Implementing remote work successfully

The adoption of new virtual ways and the increase of a remote workforce has been fast tracked due to the current pandemic. While work will most likely never return to what it once was, it’s predicted that the future will be one that leverages the best of both virtual and face-to-face experiences. This has left…

Amy’s story begins and ends with AimBig Employment

Each and every step of Amy Green’s journey with AimBig is as important as the other. After a run of unwanted experiences with a few job active providers, Amy was struggling to find her calling. She decided to be proactive and commenced looking into other job active providers in the Disability Employment Services (DES) sector….

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…