Blacktown City’s ‘Business Success Program’

Published on 08 April 2021

In a boost for local businesses, Blacktown City Council has announced the return of the highly successful business training series; Business Success Program.

 The program is a series of workshops for small businesses, employees and community organisations within Blacktown City.

Business Success Program is an initiative of Blacktown City Council in partnership with CGU and Rapport Leadership International.

Last year’s program was a great success with participants giving the workshops an average 9-out-of-10 rating.

This year, organisers aim to make the workshops more inclusive by introducing new interactive technology which encourages greater audience participation.

There is also the opportunity for business owners and community leaders who might be hampered by a language barrier to be accompanied by an interpreter at no additional cost.

Blacktown City Mayor Tony Bleasdale OAM said; “Council has been in awe of the incredible fortitude, resilience and generosity demonstrated by our businesses and community organisations during the difficult and challenging past 12 months.

“Now that we appear to have turned some significant corners and the economy is recovering, we believe it is a great time for small business owners, employees and community groups to build their knowledge and skills so they can seize the many emerging opportunities.

“By adding new technology and additional topics we believe we can help our businesses and community groups gain a real business advantage,” Mayor Bleasdale said.

Business Success Program will consist of 15 workshops starting Tuesday 20 April, covering a wide range of topics, including business planning, tax and financials, recruitment, employee relations, marketing, networking, tender and grant writing.

For the Start-ups, there is a specific “Get started in your new business” workshop to help people get their new enterprise up and running.

Business workshops will be presented by Jeremy Carter and Bruce Manefield of Rapport Leadership International, and Kittu Randhawa, CEO of the Community Resource Network, will head the workshops for community groups.

They’ll be joined by a large group of special guest speakers representing a wide range of business expertise.

Tickets are only $25pp each workshop.  Bookings and workshop information can be found at:

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