Sydney small businesses entrepreneurs given a boost
Entrepreneurs and small business enthusiasts looking at starting a new project are being given the ...
Entrepreneurs and small business enthusiasts looking at starting a new project are being given the opportunity to gain access to additional support from Sydney council.
Lord mayor Clover Moore announced on April 17 that the city would be hosting a number of special seminars and classes for people interested in smaller commercial ventures.
Ms Moore said that while Sydney had an enviable reputation for high-quality entertainment, the new programs aimed to improve what was on offer to members of the public.
The lord mayor asserted: "When we asked residents what they wanted for their city at night, they said 'more diversity and new options, from pop-up events to art shows, cafés and bars'.
"Businesses told us they wanted to bring more street dining and live music to the city, but the paperwork was complex and time consuming, and they were discouraged."
While commercial real estate in the central business district can be prohibitively expensive, smaller venues in more suburban locations can provide access to valuable foot-traffic at a significantly reduced cost.
The "101-style" workshops are designed to assist entrepreneurs with understanding the paperwork side of setting up a new business, along with providing them with access to guest speakers with years of experience across a range of industries.