Was Your Business Impacted by the Optus Outage?

Optus and SME's

Optus customers that were affected by an outage to its mobile network, fixed line network, and overseas roaming since the early hours of Wednesday 8 November, can make a complaint with the Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman. If you have not contacted Optus, or you have been unable to contact them, the Ombudsman can forward your complaint to Optus […]

Prepare your business for the 2023-24 bushfire season

Disaster Planning SME's

The Small Business Commissioner’s Get Ready for Disasters guides can help you prepare your business for disasters and get back to business sooner. Word has it that we will be facing an extreme summer.  Get your business prepared.  Disasters come in many shapes and forms, not just the obvious bushfires or floods. Even if your business […]

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: 🌟 Regional Skills Relocation Grant […]

NSW Small Business Month October 2023

Business Southern Highlands announces Guest Speaker Karen Darling, CEO of ROI Solutions, as part of their Small Business Month Activities.    Karen Darling, an expert in governance, risk and compliance, will speak at Business Southern Highlands’ October monthly networking event – Six Degrees of Separation, on Thursday, 19th October 2023, at Merrigangs Bar and Distillery, […]

Southern Highlands Festival of Lights 2023

The Southern Highlands Festival of Lights is a month-long celebration in December of creativity and technology that will transform the towns and small villages of the Southern Highlands NSW with fairy lights and lighting installations over the festive season. Now in its third year, it once again takes centre stage in Corbett Gardens, Bowral, in […]

Southern Highlands Food & Wine Festival 2023

The Southern Highlands Food & Wine Festival is back from Friday 8th – Sunday 10th December 2023 in the heart of Bowral, at Corbett Gardens, under the magical installation of the Festival of Lights organised by Business Southern Highlands.    The Southern Highlands Food & Wine Festival is about great food, sensational wines and the passionate […]

Small Business Month – Business Expo Recap 🤝🔁

Small Business Month 2022 was a great success for businesses throughout the Southern Highlands, with one of the highlights being the business expo, Discover Business. With an incredible turnout, the expo saw successful networking, and collaboration between local businesses and provided valuable insights and opportunities. Thank you to the Mittagong RSL for hosting. Gallery  

Circular Plastics Program – Grants Program 💰

With the banning of single-use plastics across NSW, the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) is facilitating a grants program! Available funding A total of $5 million is available under Round 1. Funding will be available through two streams: Aims The Circular Plastics Program provides new grant funding opportunities under the $10 million Circular Materials Fund (CMF). […]

NSW Small Business Month IS HERE! 🌟

Dive into the hundreds of free events available during NSW Small Business Month to help your business. Learn a new skill, find business opportunities, hear from industry experts and connect with other small businesses! A range of events take are taking place throughout November. Head to the NSW Small Business Month website to browse the events and register! Week […]