Businesses encouraged to embrace Energise Corrimal Week

Small businesses in Corrimal are the focus of Energise Corrimal Week which runs from 11-15 August 2014.

Enterprise & Training Company Limited (ETC), the providers of the NSW Government’s Small Biz Connect program in the Illawarra are offering more than $15,000 worth of free business advice, mentoring and training as part of Energise Corrimal Week.

ETC’s Illawarra Business Coordinator Annelies Vorrthuis said the purpose of Energise Corrimal Week was to empower small businesses through sustainable economic change.

“We want to help small business operators in Corrimal grow their business by improving their performance, profitability and productivity,” Ms Voorthuis said.

“During Energise Corrimal Week our team of experienced business consultants will be delivering workshops, offering free business health checks and raising awareness generally about the business support services available to small businesses in the Illawarra.”

Member for Keira, Ryan Park said small businesses in Corrimal were always trying to be innovative and creative in attracting customers and hoped that this project would give them further insight in how they might be able to grow their business.

“Corrimal is a suburb that has many great small business operators who are keen to attract new customers and this project will go some way to helping them achieve greater business awareness,” Mr Park said.

“I want to see Corrimal continue to grow and become a thriving hub. I encourage all local small businesses to be involved in this great project.”

Mr Park will officially launch Energise Corrimal Week at Shop Number 8 at 10.30am on Monday 11 August at Corrimal Park Mall.

“Business owners can come along and register for their free business health check at this time, or at any time during the week,” Ms Voorthuis said.

The following workshops for small business owners will also be held during Energise Corrimal Week.

Wednesday 13 August

Topic:                    How to market your business on a shoestring budget

Time:                     6.00pm –7.30pm

Location:              Corrimal RSL

Cost:                      Free

RSVP:                    COB 11 August, Annelies Voorthuis, 0417 224 319

Friday 15 August

Topic:                    Work Health and Safety (WorkCover accredited)

Time:                     7.00am – 9.30am

Location:              Pioneer Sands

Cost:                      $15 (includes buffet breakfast)

RSVP:                    COB 13 August, Annelies Voorthuis, 0417 224 319

Corrimal Chamber of Commerce President Paul Boultwood encouraged businesses to embrace Energise Corrimal Week.

“Corrimal Chamber of Commerce is excited to be working with the Illawarra Small Biz Connect team on this most important program designed to revitalise businesses in Corrimal and Northern Illawarra suburbs,” Mr Boultwood said.

“Corrimal has been left to its own devices for the past 10-15 years.

“I’m excited to see existing small businesses being offered help and hopefully over time we can attract more small businesses to Corrimal.”

For further information about Energise Corrimal Week contact Annelies Voorthuis on 0417 224 319.

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