Today marks the kick off Small Business Month with more than 220 grant recipients and 165 collaboration partners hosting over 360 in-person and online events and activities throughout the month.
Minister for Small Business Eleni Petinos said the theme of this year is Rebuild, Recharge, Renew. The festival will feature events focused on helping small business owners rebuild following the COVID-19 pandemic and will include local councils, business chambers, industry associations and not-for-profits.
“There are more than 800,000 small businesses employing over 1.6 million people and who contribute $400 billion to the state economy each year,” Ms Petinos said.
“The theme for the 2022 Small Business Month is Rebuild, Recharge, Renew and focuses on helping operators bounce back from the economic impacts of the pandemic.
“Small businesses are an integral part of our communities, especially in our smaller towns and regions, forming part of the social fabric and a place where community bonds are strengthened.
“From Bondi to Bega to Broken Hill and everywhere in between, a wide array of in-person and online events will be available to small business owners. The calendar of events will provide them with new skills, ideas and networks to navigate the challenging economic environment.”
Small Business Month will be launched online at 10am by Minister for Small Business Eleni Petinos, Small Business Commissioner Chris Lamont, and Small Business Month Champion Kate Carnell, along with a panel of small business owners and representatives from Afterpay, Amazon, Meta, Service NSW and ANZ.
To view the launch, visit: smallbusinessmonth.nsw.gov.au/activity/launch-of-nsw-small-business-month-2022/
Further information on Small Business Month is available at: smallbusinessmonth.nsw.gov.au