Small Business and Employment Programs

Small Business Program class

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.

Small Business events

City of Parramatta proudly supports significant events and programs by our business community, local Business Chambers and Government organisations. Offering opportunities for businesses to connect with each other and establish professional networks, these events are an important addition to your calendar.

Program Date
Export and Global Readiness Seminar 1 August 2017
Parramatta Local Business Awards - Gala Presentation 2 August 2017
Western Sydney Business Awards for Business Excellence - Gala Dinner 15 September 2017


Small Business 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.

Program Date
How to Start a Small Business – 8 Week Program (Monday Night) 14 August 2017 - 9 October 2017
How to Start a Small Business – 8 Week Program (Tuesday Night) 15 August 2017 - 10 October 2017
Google Business Solutions 31 July 2017
How To Sell Your Services 3 August 2017
Low Cost Online Marketing 4 August 2017
Social Media Strategies 9 August 2017
Digital Marketing Masterclass 15 August 2017
Marketing and Sales Planning 22 August 2017
Power of Effective Prospecting 29 August 2017
How to Start a Small Business 6 September 2017
Contracts and Legal Matters for Your Business 12 September 2017
Tax Basics for Small Business 20 September 2017


Employment Skills Programs

A range of learning opportunities are offered through the Employment Skills Programs, spanning introductory job seeking and interview skills to advanced skills development workshops. These programs are also offered via employment and social enterprise channels in Parramatta.

There are currently no Employment Skills Programs available.

Government Programs

Australian Taxation Office

The Australian Taxation Office offers free small business education events. Click here to visit their page regarding the latest Parramatta events.

For any enquiries, please contact Council’s Economic Development team at