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City Business e-news

Stay informed on grants and sponsorships, awards programs and educational seminars, as well as the City’s strategies for our business sectors.

News – November 2014
The Works Glebe: Sharing space, sharing values

The Works Glebe: Sharing space, sharing values

Working in a shared collaborative space is fast becoming the preferred option Australia-wide for start-ups and micro businesses needing flexible working arrangements.

New program streamlines business dealings with Councils

New program streamlines business dealings with Councils

The City of Sydney, alongside 34 other councils, has signed up to a new state-wide small business friendly councils program designed to simplify and streamline council processes for local small businesses.

Food-on-the-move is here to stay

Food-on-the-move is here to stay

Following a phenomenally successful 2-year trial, our innovative Sydney food truck initiative is now a permanent program that plays an important ongoing role in Sydney’s night-time economy.

Extended Newtown Festival benefits local business

Extended Newtown Festival benefits local business

The Newtown Festival is one of Sydney’s cultural highlights – a yearly pageant of music, arts and family fun that attracts over 80,000 visitors from the inner-west and across Sydney.

Saving space for business

Saving space for business

An important way to encourage business growth in our city is making sure there is land, space and buildings for business to operate in.

Christmas in the Villages

Christmas in the Villages

Promote your business to a wide audience for free with the City of Sydney's Christmas in the Villages retail promotion.

News – September 2014
Small business advice

Small business advice in the villages

Don’t miss an opportunity to receive personalised, low-cost support from experienced business advisors, with a new joint initiative between the City of Sydney and the Office of the NSW Small Business Commissioner.

The new 'foodie' paradise

The new 'foodie' paradise

Each of Sydney’s 10 colourful villages is different from the next and the City of Sydney is committed to working with local small business communities to highlight and promote their unique and exciting characteristics.

Asia on Your Doorstep

Asia on Your Doorstep

Our popular Asia on Your Doorstep (AOYD) program returns from 1–31 October for its fourth successful year, as an official part of the Sydney Good Food Month. Chinatown and surrounds will see a surge of hungry locals and visitors flocking to the precinct for the event.

Tracking our progress

Tracking our progress

City of Sydney initiatives are boosting local businesses to ensure Sydney retains its globally competitive edge. Our programs are contributing to increased jobs growth, bolstering the retail sector, and attracting more international visitors and students.

News – August 2014
Pitt Street Mall attractions

Pitt Street Mall attractions

Retailers will be able to use Sydney’s best plaza free of charge for up to 12 events and performances during a one-year trial period. Under our new program designed to support the local retail sector, new attractions will further expand Pitt Street Mall’s appeal to shoppers over the next 12 months.

Urban Walkabout goes global

Urban Walkabout goes global

When Victoria Moxey set up her company Urban Walkabout in Sydney in 2006 producing handy, easy-reference printed guides to local businesses, she would never have thought that 8 years later her idea would become an international success.

Fashion in the Villages

Fashion in the Villages

An instant hit when it launched last year, this weekend program (20–21 September) celebrates all things fashion in the City’s most style-conscious villages, as part of the annual Sydney is Fashion celebration – it is also a great chance to increase your sales.

New Christmas Ambassador

New Christmas Ambassador

We’re delighted to announce that television personality Melissa Doyle has been appointed our first-ever Christmas Ambassador to encourage more people to visit and shop in Sydney over the Christmas period.

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Sydney start-ups take off

Sydney start-ups take off

Sydney is the undisputed leader when it comes to tech start-ups, particularly companies that are harnessing online and digital technologies in innovative ways to reach a global market.

Feeding the crowd

Feeding the crowd

East Sydney’s IconPark is leading the charge when it comes to the world’s online crowdfunding platforms dedicated to bars and restaurants.

Australian cuisine

New campaign takes Australian cuisine to the world

Restaurant Australia is the latest evolution in Tourism Australia’s highly successful global campaign, ‘There’s nothing like Australia’. This new $10 million campaign promotes the Australia as a world-class restaurant destination, offering exceptional food and wine experiences in remarkable locations.