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Training & Events

Council is delighted to deliver a range of events, workshops and expert talks to support and help our important, valued and respected business community. These events are designed to provide the most up-to-date information and education on topics that are relevant to owning and/or operating a business in today's fast paced environment.

Business Mentoring Program

Is your business in an accelerated growth phase?  Are you feeling overwhelmed with the challenges and the opportunities that you have? The City of Ryde is here to support you and your business by funding a number of scholarship positions to participate in the MAP Institute business mentoring Scholarship Program. The MAP Institute Scholarship Program brings the benefits and power of boardroom diversity to your growing business to enhance certainty, generate consistency and inspire innovation.

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Upcoming Events

Business Workshops | Australian Taxation Series 

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DIGITAL | Running a home-based business

2 March 2021 at 12pm 
Come to this one hour session to find out what expenses you can claim for tax deductions and how to calculate the amounts you can claim. Find out more

ATO-Workshop-Budgeting-for-your-commitments.jpg DIGITAL | Budgeting for your commitments

9 March 2021 at 12pm
Come along to this one hour session to learn a straightforward five-step process to stay on top of your regular financial commitments. Find out more


DIGITAL | Connecting online with the ATO: Sole traders
16 March 2021 at 12pm
This session is for sole traders who want to know how to manage their tax and super commitments online. Find out more


DIGITAL | Digital options for your small business
23 March 2021 at 12pm
Come along to this one hour session to find out benefits of digital systems and what systems are available for each area of your business operations. Find out more

Business Skills for Creatives

January - June 2021
Local creatives looking to develop their business skills should sign up for this series of five professional development workshops. The free online workshops run once a month and feature topics ranging from marketing and communications through to understanding your finances. 

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Webinars by AusIndustry

Free webinars are available for businesses navigating the impacts of COVID-19 from AusIndustry, the Australian Government's agency for delivering assistance, programs and services which support industry, research and innovation.

Webinars by the Australian Tax Office (ATO)

ATO are running free webinars - 12 public sessions every day, focusing on topics that are essential to businesses struggling due to COVID-19. Topics include but are not limited to introduction to tax basics, tax Support for Small Business (covers the stimulus measures), myGovID and RAM (needed to access ATO online services), home-based business, activity statement essentials, budgeting for your commitments, cash flow for small business success.

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NSW Business Connect Program Webinars & Workshops

Delivered through Realise Business, the informational webinars listed below will help you work out what steps to take next for your small business while social distancing measures are in place. For online workshops, visit Business Connect.  


Past Webinars

past webinars brought to you by the city of ryde 
  • Writing a Grant Application Workshop
    A practical step-by-step workshop which is applicable for SME’s, start-up's, entrepreneurs, NFPs, community groups and established businesses to attend. This workshop is the ideal, practical guide to grant writing for any business seeking to attain funding by applying for grants. 


Business Opportunity Accelerator Program

In association with Macquarie University, we’re running the Business Opportunity Accelerator (BOA) program for businesses in the City of Ryde. 

Successful applicants to the program will be provided with a small student team from Macquarie University who will research post COVID-19 growth opportunities for your organisation and produce a tailored report with their findings and recommendations.

Spaces for the pilot program are limited, but a waiting list will be assembled and applicants contacted for any future run of the program.

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Other Events

Switching on Clean Energy

Please note that this event has been postponed. Further details about the postponed date will be announced when available.

This exclusive event will bring together top-level management members involved in the decision-making processes for established businesses in Macquarie Park and North Ryde to discuss opportunities and best investments for your business to take the lead and make the switch to renewable energy.

Community of Practice - Women in Business Meeting

Community of Practice Meetings will continue to be held as virtual meetings for the remainder of 2020.  For more information, please contact the City of Ryde Economic Development Coordinator on 9952 8222.

Last updated on 26 February 2021