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Small Business and Employment Programs

Our face-to-face programs are temporarily suspended. This decision was made in response to the current circumstances presented by Coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit City of Parramatta's COVID-19 webpage for the latest information
Please keep checking Council's website for new and exciting webinars and virtual workshops that we are currently developing. Keep up-to-date with us by subscribing to the Parramatta Business Newsletter.

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.

If you have any questions please contact economicdevelopment@cityofparramatta.nsw.gov.au

Small Business Month October 2020

The NSW Small Business Month, now in its second year, is organised by the NSW Government, Business NSW. Small Business Month activities will be held from 1 to 31 October in local communities across NSW. 

For more information please visit the NSW Government Small Business Month webpage.

During October 2020, City of Parramatta will hold and participate in a number of activities to support Small Business Month. 

The City of Parramatta is collaborating with a number of organisations to deliver a suite of activities throughout October for local small businesses.

Please see below for our Small Business Month Activities

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. All sessions are free!

Webinar series 




Australian Taxation Office



Starting a small business

13 October, 8.30am – 9.30am


Running a home-based business

14 October, 8.30am – 9.30am


Cash flow for small business success

21 October, 3pm – 4pm


Digital options for small business

23 October, 9am – 10am


Cordis Connection



Adapting and selling through change two webinar series-

Adapting for change and Sales 101

20 October, 12pm – 2pm

27 October, 12pm – 2pm


Write Time Marketing



Business blogging basics

14 October, 12pm – 2pm


The power of podcasting

23 October, 12pm – 2pm


How to maximise your impact on zoom

2 November, 12pm- 2pm


How to create a content strategy

12 November, 12pm – 2pm


For more COVID-19 information and resources for your business click here.

Parramatta localised

Parramatta Localised October virtual meet-up

We are holding a virtual meet-up. 

Come along and get to heart about how you can use this platform to network with other businesses, meet other businesses and get a chance to tell other businesses who you are and what you do!

When: Friday, 23 October, 9.30 – 10.30am

Register for the event

For further information on how to sign up please contact the Economic Development Team at economicdevelopment@cityofparramatta.nsw.gov.au