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Assistance for Local Businesses

Georges River Council works closely with a range of business organisations to provide educational, networking and marketing opportunities for local businesses.

BEC Southern Sydney

BEC Southern Sydney is a proud provider of the NSW Small Biz Connect program. Small Biz Connect is a program that accelerates small businesses to economic sustainability, delivering growth and employment for NSW. It is a government-funded program that links experienced business advisors with small businesses who want a personalised focus, local know-how and mentoring support.

BEC Southern Sydney provides business support services and advice for all businesses with less than 20 employees in Hurstville, Kogarah, Rockdale, Sutherland Shire, Bankstown and Canterbury Local Government Areas. As a hub for comprehensive and affordable business information, they offer services and expertise to suit every business.
Services include:

  1. Practical and confidential business guidance, advice and support

  2. Training for start-up and established small businesses

  3. Business Acceleration Forums™ for groups of business people

  4. Business Acceleration Coaching™ for individuals

  5. Referrals to its business members

  6. Business networking opportunities.  

St George Business Chamber

The St George Business Chamber is formerly the Hurstville Chamber of Commerce. The new Chamber’s website is currently under construction.

Small Business NSW Commissioner

The Office of the NSW Small Business Commissioner provides assistance to small business operators from culturally diverse backgrounds.

Australian Business and Licence and Information Service

The Australian Business Licence and Information Service (ABLIS) helps business operators and people considering starting a business. ABLIS can identify relevant state, territory, local and Australian government licences, permits, approvals, regulations and codes of practice, allowing you to obtain detailed information and manage compliance obligations.

ABLIS is a national service delivered by a partnership of Australian, State and Territory Governments.