Small Business and Employment Programs
City of Parramatta’s business programs and events support the City’s new and existing businesses, its entrepreneurs and its growing workforce.
With access to quality seminars and workshops by leading training organisations and industry professionals, our programs provide an introduction to important business development tools that make starting or growing a business easier.
Our diverse resident population and workforce are offered opportunities for professional upskilling, improving their employability and giving them a pathway for further development.
Council’s support of business events in Parramatta helps ensure our business community is provided with opportunities for networking, connecting, recognition and reward.
View our Small Business Programs Brochure.
Small business and Employment programs
The Small Business Programs and workshops offer key learning opportunities and advice to those wishing to start or grow their small business in Parramatta. Offered through the year are multi-session courses or stand-alone workshops to suit your business development needs.
Click on the hyperlink for each program to register.
|Business Skills Programs||Date|
|Define Your Target Market||19 August 2019|
|Brand Building for Small Business||20 August 2019|
|How to Price and Package Your Services||9 September 2019|
|Social Media 101 for Small Business||10 September 2019|
|Setting Up an Online Business to Avoid Common Costly Mistakes||17 September 2019|
|Market Planning the Easy Way||18 September 2019|
|How to Start a Small Business (Free) - Small Business Month Activity||9 October 2019|
|Social Media Strategies for Business to Business - Small Business Month Activity||10 October 2019|
|Perfect your Pitch and Network with Ease||21 October 2019|
|Effective Sales Techniques to Maximise Profit||29 October 2019|
|Social Media Law||31 October 2019|
|The Importance of Protecting your Intellectual Property: An introduction to IP||4 November 2019|
|DIY Low Cost Market Research||18 November 2019|
|Low Cost Online Marketing||2 December 2019|
|LinkedIn - the new Facebook for Business (FREE)||3 December 2019|
|Facebook advertising masterclass (FREE)||5 December 2019|
TAFE 6-week courses (Free)
|How to Start Your Own Business||2 September - 14 October 2019*|
|Grow Your Business||21 October - 25 November 2019|
*Note: There will be no class on the 7 October public holiday.
Small Business Grants Workshop
The City of Parramatta is presenting a workshop for small businesses to learn how to access and apply for private and government grant funding.
This two hour workshop will provide information on how to write a grant application, how to assess if a grant is right for you, and tips and hints on how to increase your application being successful.
- Date: 27 November 2019
- Time: 10am – 12pm
- Address: Level 2, 1-3 Fitzwilliam Street, Parramatta NSW 2150
You can register your interest in this event on Eventbrite, or email the Economic Development Team at email@example.com.
Australian Taxation Office free Programs
The Australian Taxation Office offers free small business education events. More workshops will be held in 2020.
For any enquiries, please contact Council’s Economic Development team at firstname.lastname@example.org.