Business

News – June 2015
Fashion retailer

Join our retail event Sydney is Fashion

On 12 September the City of Sydney will host Fashion Saturday – the ultimate day out for Sydney shoppers. We’re calling on all fashion, beauty and design retailers to take part.

Michael Rantissi stands in front of Kepos Street Kitchen

Kepos Street Kitchen a Business 101 role model

Michael Rantissi, founder, owner and chef of the acclaimed Kepos Street Kitchen, is a familiar face at the City’s popular Business 101 seminars. He has spoken regularly about the swift rise of his friendly Redfern restaurant, the recent opening of a second in Waterloo and how it all started.

tattoo removal

Tatoff takes off with help from Small Biz Connect

An innovative idea is often what singles out a start-up and produces future success. For William Johnson, it was the discovery of a new, painless way to remove tattoos which three years ago inspired him to think seriously about launching his own business.

Diners at a restaurant

Local area profiles for business

As part of our economic development strategy, we are helping to nurture economic growth across the local area. We have identified 10 villages based around key community main streets and centres of business activity with each one having a distinct character and economic makeup.

News – April 2015
New Sydney City region for business awards

New Sydney City region for business awards

City businesses and emerging entrepreneurs will have the chance to raise their profile, expand their network and showcase their talents on a state-wide stage with a new City of Sydney-sponsored awards program.

Helping Sydney businesswomen take off

Helping Sydney businesswomen take off

Springboard (SB) Australia has received $30,000 in City sponsorship to fund its 2015 accelerator program, an intensive ‘knowledge boot camp’ for businesswomen, which is now accepting applications until 21 May.

.sydney domain name now available

.sydney domain name now available

In February, Sydney became the second Australian city to have its own top level web domain name, enabling local residents and service providers to register a web address ending in .sydney, which immediately identifies their location.

Take the guesswork out of retail shopping

Take the guesswork out of retail shopping

If you haven’t yet heard of Booodl, you soon will! This new mobile app is making it simple for Sydneysiders to keep a wish list of products they want and be alerted when it is convenient to buy them.

New healthy workforce program

New healthy workforce program

The State Government’s new Get Healthy at Work service is designed to help improve the health of workers across NSW, by promoting healthy eating, physical activity and active travel to work and encouraging people to quit smoking and curb excessive alcohol consumption.

Working smarter to reduce carbon impacts

Working smarter to reduce carbon impacts

CitySwitch Green Office is Australia’s flagship tenant energy efficiency program that works with organisations committed to addressing their carbon impact. Tenants are able to influence up to 50% of energy use in office buildings through simple changes to improve day-to-day energy efficiency.

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Less grunt more grant

Less grunt more grant

There has never been a better time to apply for a grant with the City. We’ve overhauled the way our programs are structured, cut down the paperwork and moved the applications online.

Less grunt more grant

Cut your in-store risks

New video podcasts aim to help city businesses protect themselves against a rising tide of retail crime.

Child care for growing community

Child care for growing community

New developments in the inner city could deliver more than 2,000 much needed child care places. Since January 2014, the City has approved 12 development applications that include a potential 718 new child care places, while 18 development applications include 1,287 places. Both applications are currently being assessed.

Sydney skyline sees another big year

Sydney skyline sees another big year

Sydney’s skyline will continue soaring in 2015 after a record $2.8 billion worth of residential, commercial and hotel developments were approved by the City's chief planning body in 2014.