Cumberland local businesses mark Small Business Month 2022

Local businesses have gathered to talk all things business at Cumberland City Council’s small business month expo that was held at the Eric Tweedale Stadium in Granville on Friday 25 March.

The event which was held in association with the Greater Cumberland Chamber of Commerce was an initiative of the NSW Government. This year’s theme was ‘Rebuild – Recharge – Renew’ to help small businesses get back on their feet, find new opportunities and prosper.

Over 100 local businesses attended the event which featured guest speakers:

  • Antonio Cerqueira, Founder of Oporto and Director of Daily Fresh Food Services
  • Christine Ousman, Owner of Grind & Co and 2021 Cumberland Businessperson of the Year, and
  • Anu Bedi Executive Director Swimz Pty Ltd and CEO & Founder of CSmart Consulting.

Mayor Lisa Lake said that the past 18 months had been a tumultuous time for many and now was an important time for small businesses to make the most of their investment, to look at their future forecasting and plan well.

“The Cumberland area still presents significant opportunity. Considerable growth and economic development are expected in the next few years. It’s projected that 300,000 people will be living here by 2036.”

“Cumberland also has a large, young population who are very interested in entrepreneurship and setting up their own businesses in this area, which is very exciting”, said Mayor Lake.

The event was very successful with every seat occupied by eager business owners ready to rebuild, recharge and renew their businesses as we start to transition into the endemic phase of COVID-19.

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