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Inspirational advice for small businesses
If you have a great business idea but want some inspiration to take that first step or you already run a business and want to innovate and grow, the City can help.
Our free City Thought Leaders business seminars offer access to leading small business owners, industry experts and City staff.
Across the series, notable business owners share what they wish they’d known when they’d started, how they navigated common issues involved in setting up a business, and building a career from a personal passion.
Industry experts will also share insights about development applications, licensing and other types of applications, and City staff will let you know about the multiple support programs offered by the City.
You’ll also have the opportunity to network with others in your field, from those just starting out to successful business veterans.
See below the list of topics, speakers and dates and register your interest – we’ll email you when bookings open.
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City Business – City Thought Leaders seminar series 2017
You can register your interest now for our seminars in 2017 by following the registration links below. We will confirm your booking before the event.
Bookings open 2 weeks before each seminar.
|Wednesday 22 February||
The food industry has hit an unprecedented pace in Sydney. Who are the people behind this driving force and what’s the secret ingredient?
|Wednesday 29 March||
In our tech-driven society, even some of the biggest stores flounder. Some businesses thrive by focusing on their true values and creating a unique customer experience. How do they do it?
|Wednesday 26 April||
With a beautiful climate, open spaces and stunning harbour, Sydney knows how to do festivals. So why don’t local businesses take advantage of these captive audiences?
|Wednesday 31 May||
Businesses that achieve great things usually have the values of their staff at their heart. So what are their secrets? Is it really as hard as it seems?
|Wednesday 28 June||
Some of the best tech companies have been born and raised in Sydney. What are we doing to futureproof startups and how can we support them?
|Wednesday 26 July||
Find out how sustainable practices can help you and your business and why it’s essential to keep it foremost in your mind.
|Wednesday 30 August||
We’ve seen many businesses take a traditional business model and turning it on its head. These game changers show how thinking outside the box can lead to success.
|Wednesday 27 September||
Transforming your passion into a business can be a dream come true. But could this also turn into your biggest nightmare? Learn how to avoid pitfalls and stay on track.
|Wednesday 25 October||
Hear some inspirational women’s stories and learn about the triumphs and tragedies you may face when starting up a business you believe in.
|Wednesday 29 November||
Discover how successful brands found their identity and why they feel it was essential to understand this ingredient before they could flourish.
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Last updated: Friday, 20 January 2017