October is Small Business Month and the CBD Sydney Chamber is marking this with a summary of the recently completed Sydney Business Survey - a collaboration between the CBD Sydney Chamber, Vincents Accounting & Insolvency and The Sydney Business Chamber - followed by a Panel Discussion on the research and key findings that could change the way you think about growing your business.
This Sydney Business Survey takes the Heartbeat of Sydney City During COVID-19
Well before the COVID-19 pandemic, CBD businesses grappled with competitive and structural challenges that threatened their prosperity. Then, not far into 2020, business faced off with COVID-19.
This research is very focused. It's drawn from both SME's and larger businesses within the Sydney City and surrounding town centres - including the vibrant CBD-fringe business precincts of the Haymarket, Pyrmont, Surry Hills and Ultimo.
These areas comprise a diversity of business types from professional, consultancy, creative services and media, legal and financial services through to retailers, tourism and hospitality.
These results provide a health check on not only the heartbeat of the Sydney City now, but what the impacts might be on maintaining and developing current businesses.
Thinking About Growing Your Business Beyond COVID-19
A panel discussion with audience input talks to some key findings that may include:
About Your Panel
- Revealing the stresses & disruptors among business. How to cope better?
- Emerging trends for office-based businesses?
- Smart technology & re-shaping your business. Are you ready?
- What does Retail/ tourism/hospitality in the CBD for Summer 20/21?
Katherine O'Regan. Executive Director - Sydney Business Chamber
Katherine leads the Sydney Business Chamber and has previously served as Chief of Staff and Adviser to State & Federal Government Ministers and as a former Deputy Mayor of Woollahra Council. In addition to her role at the Sydney Chamber, she is Chair of Rookwood General Cemetery and a Director of the Cities Leadership Institute and the Sydney Institute.
Louisa Sijabat. Director Insolvency & Reconstruction - Vincents Accounting
Louisa has extensive corporate and personal insolvency experience in a range of industries including: services (including recruitment, professional services, real estate agencies, medical professions), building and construction (including property development, form-work, excavation, steel fabrication), textiles, retail, transport, pubs & hotels, amusement hire, industrial chemistry & many more.
She has a holistic and practical approach to solving complex problems in a diverse range of businesses, and is well respected for her commercial, proactive and results-focused approach.
Andrew Troostwijk. Area Director, Asia Pacific - FlexiOffices
Andrew has worked in the serviced office industry for the past 25 years as a client, with operators and as a broker. Flexioffices expertise is in making the search for office space easier. It prides itself as a smart company that represents 99% of the flexible office marketplace and has been finding office space for clients for 20 years.
Tulsi van de Graaff. Partner - Brave People Solutions
A former lawyer with a psychology, mediation and counselling background who specialises in communication and conflict resolution.Tulsi works with organisations to strengthen staff, teams, leaders and workplace cultures and to solve complex conflict, communication and workplace culture challenges.
Tristan O'Shannassy. Founder/CEO - Interesting.Technology & Experience Design
Co-Founder and Managing Director of Interesting, an independent technology and experience design studio with the big brand, start-up and creative agency partnership expertise. Tristan has helps organisations manage the changes that create IT solutions that are important parts of their business success.
Peter May. Executive Officer - CBD Sydney Chamber of Commerce
Peter's business background is in building and managing businesses in the marketing and communications space. Formerly Managing Director and senior executive of the global communications giants Grey Group and RAPP businesses across Sydney and Melbourne, he has driven the growth of this Chamber to connect networks and educate SME business owners and businesses across the CBD.
Who Should Attend
Chamber Members, their guests and non- members are welcome. Anyone in business who is looking for the latest trends identified by this business research and is concerned about how to manage and grow their business.
There has never been a more worthwhile time to be a member of this Chamber business community.
Why be a Member?
The CBD Sydney Chamber connects, engages and supports SME businesses within the CBD and is confident that Chamber Member can make a difference.
This Small Business Month, the CBD Sydney Chamber will offer a six month Business Membership to the first ten non-member registrants at no cost to demonstrate the benefits of membership and why it counts.
To find our more about becoming a Member.
This event is presented in partnership with the Business Alliance NSW.
CBD Sydney Chamber Sponsor members include
ANZ Bank BSI Learning Hall & Wilcox Law interesting St George Bank
Photography courtesy of Michael Thompson Photography
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