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News – April 2014
New survey shows city leads Sydney jobs growth

City leads Sydney jobs growth

Over the past 5 years, the City of Sydney area has seen 2,000 new businesses open and more than 50,000 new jobs created. And across the entire metropolitan Sydney area, 40% of the total job growth took place in the City. This presents some great business opportunities for our global city.

Excellence in small business â brought to you by the City of Sydney

Excellence in small business

Do you own a thriving small business in the City’s local area? Let us help your business receive the recognition it deserves. Entries for the Sydney south east region of the NSW Business Chamber Awards open on 30 April. The City is a proud sponsor of the excellence in small business category in 2014.

Taking care of business

Taking care of business

Following their sell-out success over the past 2 years, our leading business education seminars return in 2014. Designed for existing and aspiring small business owners, the Business 101 seminars cover everything from the basics of setting up your own business to online marketing. The ChinaConnect workshops will help anyone working in retail, hospitality or tourism engage more effectively with the growing Chinese visitor market.

Sydney Festivals are good for business

Sydney festivals are good for business

Hundreds of world-class events each year in Sydney and across NSW have important economic benefits for our business community, boosting visitor numbers and expenditure, hotel occupancy, and trade for local restaurants and retailers. The City organises several keynote events in spring and summer and is a major sponsor of festivals including Sydney Festival, Biennale of Sydney and Mardi Gras.

Have your say on light rail

Have your say on light rail

Transport for NSW is setting up 5 business forums for the planned $1.6 billion CBD and South East Light Rail line. Representatives from local businesses are invited to become members to keep up to date with information and provide input during construction. Starting in late 2014, the light rail project will take up to 6 years to complete.

Our passion for fashion

Our passion for fashion

Since 2012 our 'Sydney is fashion' theme has been energising the retail fashion sector and this year, we’re once again celebrating the city’s hottest style events. Look out for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia, returning to Carriageworks from 6 to 11 April, as well as an exclusive new public event on 12 to 13 April. In September, don’t miss Mercedes-Benz Fashion Festival Sydney that will include a glittering Vogue Fashion’s Night Out, which spotlights fashion across the city centre and its villages.