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.

Download our Small Business Programs and Support brochure for March-June 2019

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.

Small Business Events Date
There are currently no Small Business Events available  

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.

Business Skills Programs  Date 
SEO Beyond the Basics - Free Parramatta Workshop - Register now on Eventbrite 6 May 2019
How to Start Your Small Business - Free 6-week program - Click for more information 6 May - 17 June 2019
Digital Marketing Masterclass - Free Parramatta Workshop - Register now on Eventbrite 8 May 2019
Power of Effective Prospecting - Free Parramatta Workshop - Register now on Eventbrite 14 May 2019
Marketing Strategies for Service-Based Businesses - Free Parramatta Workshop - Register now on Eventbrite 20 May 2019
How to Create Wow Sales & Customer Care - Free Parramatta Workshop - Register now on Eventbrite 21 May 2019
Google Business Solutions - Free Parramatta Workshop - Register now on Eventbrite 30 May 2019

Business Initiative Programs

Business Initiative Programs Date
Business Disruption and Risk Mitigation - Register now on Eventbrite 13 May 2019
Liveability Real Estate Training (Rebates available) - Click for more information 6 June 2019

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.

Employment Skills Programs Date
There are currently no Employment Skills Programs available  

Australian Taxation Office Government Programs

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