Exciting Financial Opportunities Await NSW Small Businesses!

Attention business owners! The Small Business Commissioner has just unveiled a plethora of financial aids that could be the game-changer your business needs. Whether you’re in the export industry, keen on energy conservation, or looking to upskill your team, there’s something for everyone. Here’s a rundown of the latest offerings: ūüĆü Regional Skills Relocation Grant […]

Steve Horton Steps Down as Chair

The Chair of Business Southern Highlands, Steve Horton¬†has decided to step¬†down from the Chamber. Steve Horton has served on the Chamber‚Äôs board since the inception of the merging of the region‚Äôs chambers into Southern Highlands Chamber of Commerce and Industry. He has been instrumental in aligning the Chamber with Business Illawarra, Business NSW and Business […]

Creatives – complete the Creative Industries Cluster Survey!

The creative industries is a vast resource that is largely invisible at the local level. There is untapped potential to generate production and connection between us, and reveal the strength of the sector to national and global markets. No matter what your discipline ‚Äď visual, performance, writing, technical, administration; or level of proficiency ‚Äď ‚Äėamateur‚Äô […]

Research shows why city dwellers want a life in the country

New research by the Regional Australia Institute (RAI) shows one-in-five city residents are looking to move to the regions, with more than half wanting to make the jump within the next 12 months.¬† RAI CEO Liz Ritchie said metro movers are looking for more space, to be better connected to the natural environment and they […]

Changing Your Revenue Model

Ultimately you’re in your business to make money, so what are some ways you can maximise your return? Look at your revenue model and consider other streams you can introduce. Perhaps you could expand your operations with new products, services or features? ‚Ā† Some great revenue models that you can use by themselves or in […]

4 Ways You Can Prepare Your Business For Success After The Pandemic

The current resurgence in COVID-19 cases around NSW has led to a strict lockdown in Greater Sydney and beyond, greatly reducing the number of tourists and visitors coming to the Highlands. As a result, small businesses may be experiencing a decline in business and revenue over the last month. We understand how greatly this can […]

Help for small businesses tendering for NSW Government work

New tools will assist businesses in meeting qualification requirements and understanding the tendering process. Small businesses across NSW can now access free online training and an informative guide to help them become ‚Äútender ready‚ÄĚ and bid for NSW Government contracts. The NSW Small Business Commission has collaborated with TAFE NSW to deliver an online training […]

The Olsson’s Salt Sessions РSouthern Highlands Food & Wine Festival

As part of the revitalised festival direction, Southern Highlands Food & Wine Festival are delighted to welcome Australia‚Äôs oldest family-owned salt maker and Moss Vale based, Olsson‚Äôs Salt, as their live workshop partner. The¬†Olsson‚Äôs Salt Sessions¬†are an opportunity to enjoy a more intimate food and wine experience within the festival village and be dazzled by […]

Small Business Trends for 2022

Have you got your business plan sorted for the New Year? Although many small businesses in the Southern Highlands are winding down for a break over Christmas, right now is a crucial time to plan where your business will head in 2022.¬†Small-business owners need to stay aware of the changes and movements that are driving […]