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18 February 2017 Posted by 


Big ideas for small business for free

START your business, grow your business, answer questions and take your business to the next level.

Big ideas for small business abound at the Small Business Exchange. Following the success of the 2015 and 2016 events, the ever-popular Exchange is back - bursting with big ideas, new location, new information and serious solutions for small business. Better still, it’s free for businesses to attend. 

What can you expect from the Small Business Exchange?

• Expect to come away inspired, informed and armed with a fresh new approach.
• Expect to discover services, information and solutions for your small business.
• Expect to meet face-to-face with representatives from key government agencies and industry associations.
• Expect to connect and communicate with business people just like you.
• Expect to answer those questions that you haven’t had time to research.
• Expect to make better business decisions in the future!

Just some Exchange experiences on offer – all one day under one roof - include:

• Business advice auditorium
• Networking lounge 
• Information kiosk
• Personal appointments with Government agencies and Business Services
• Individual business visits with the Council economic development team
• Free business workshops and education
• Technology zone

Making the most of your Exchange experience

The time poor experience

• Book a personalised 15-minute appointment with the government agency that can answer your burning business question
• Have a chat with the economic development team to discuss the latest trends in your industry
• Enjoy a quick browse through the exhibitor’s auditorium to spark new business ideas
• Finish up connecting with other time poor business people in the networking lounge and be back in the office within an hour.
The leisurely experience
• Book a 15-minute appointment with both a government agency and a local service providers who can help you think creatively about your business needs
• Gather demographic data and information about your industry from the economic development team to help you plan your future
• Enjoy a leisurely discussion with exhibitors and sponsors to delve into new approaches for business development
• Take a free workshop to expand your knowledge
• Connect and exchange ideas in the networking lounge – great for meeting new people in business locally.

The stay all-day experience

• Book a number of personalised 15-minute appointments with government agency and local service providers who can add value to your business
• Delve into the wealth of data, demographic information and statistics that the economic development team has to offer to help you make better business decisions
• Select from a series of workshops that will develop knowledge and skills in your area of business
• Enjoy a wander through the exhibitor’s auditorium and discover a multitude of ways to help you innovate for the future
• Relax, connect and make new business contacts in the networking lounge. You may even meet your new business partner!

Meet our partners

There is strength in numbers, and we are fortunate to have the support of some incredible partners who have come on board The Small Business Exchange to help us help you.

Our Government Partners, The Australian Securities & Investment Commission, The Australian Taxation Office, The Office of State Revenue, The Department of Industry, Innovation and Science and SafeWork NSW understand how important it is to be available for you when you need them, so be sure to pay them a visit and draw on their expertise.

The Exchange just wouldn’t be the same without our wonderful Support Partners the Sydney Hills Business Chamber and 360HR – both are ready to generously share their time and knowledge to add value to your business decisions.

Our Principal Partner, Telstra, needs no introduction as Australia’s leading telecommunications and technology company, offering a full range of communications services and competing in all telecommunications markets.

Which FREE workshops will you choose?


9am Telstra - Expand your Business
10am Sydney Hills Business Chambers - Exploring networking opportunities
11am Western Sydney Business Centre - Social Media for Small Business
12pm NBN Co - NBN Rollout in the Sydney Hills
1pm Frank Legal - Identifying the right legal structure for your business
2pm 360HR - Finding the right talent for your organisation
3pm Buzz Web Media - How to fill your marketing funnel with qualified prospects
4pm Carnegie Financial Services - Securing finances for my business


9am The Hills Shire Council - Smart Start-ups
11am Aus Industry - How can Aus Industry help your business reach new markets
12pm  ATO - Tax Essentials for Small Business
2pm Office of State Revenue - Are you eligible for the Small Business Grant
3pm ASIC - Understanding and comply with Small Business Legal obligations
4pm SafeWork NSW - How to maintain a safe workplace and meet your WH&S requirements

Who’s coming to the Exchange? For a full guide to exhibitors and other information visit:





Michael Walls
0407 783 413

Western Sydney Business Access (WSBA) covers the business and community issues of the Greater Western Sydney region of Australia. WSBA is the popular media source for connecting with the pulse of the region and tapping into it's vast opportunities and networks.