Supporting small and medium is one of the really important roles of local government and the City of Sydney has an innovative program of talks and seminars to give local businesses an edge.
A third of the City's workforce is employed in 20,000 small and medium businesses, contributing more than $40 million to our economy every year. So developing and building up small businesses is vital to the city's economy.
If small businesses aren't sure what cloud computing means for them, how to attract customers through Twitter, or what payment gateway technology they should be using - the City's annual Let's Talk Business program is designed help.
Speakers at Let's Talk Business this year include the co-founder of Oobi Baby and 2011 City of Sydney Business of the Year, Terry Deane, Freelancer.com's CEO Matt Barrie and Kogan's CEO Ruslan Kogan.
The City of Sydney has dedicated officers working to build relationships and create opportunities for local businesses, while the annual City of Sydney Business Awards support and acknowledge the role local businesses play in our community.
Let's Talk Business 2012 program:
The Social Media Solution: Better Customer Value and Growth, Tuesday, 1 May, Customs House.
Data Strategies: How Your Data Can Drive New Business, Tuesday, 29 May, Town Hall.
Get More Business: Go Online, Tuesday, 26 June, Town Hall.