City Marketing & Strategic Partnerships Officer - Georges River Council
Register your business for Dine & Discover NSW

Dine & Discover vouchers are now available in the Georges River. Have you registered your business yet?

Once approved as a Dine & Discover NSW business, you’ll be able to accept and redeem vouchers straightaway. You’ll be able to do this through the Service NSW for Business app.

All eligible businesses across NSW can now register for the scheme.

Vouchers are now available to all NSW residents aged 18 or over, and are valid to 30 June 2021.

City Marketing & Strategic Partnerships Officer - Georges River Council
Funding for female founders of startup businesses to scale their startups into domestic and global markets


The Boosting Female Founders Initiative – Round 2 is now open and helps female entrepreneurs overcome the disadvantages faced in getting access to finance and support to grow their startups.  This targeted support will be on a co-contribution basis.

Close date: 22 Apr 2021 05:00 PM AEST.

What do you get?

Grants between $25,000 and $480,000 for female founded startups to expand into domestic and global markets.

Who is this for?

Female founded (majority owned and led by women) startups who wish to scale their business into domestic and global markets.

The program will also provide expert mentoring and advice to meritorious applicants. The Australian Government has announced a total of $52.2 million in grant funding for this program. For Round 2, an estimated $11.6 million in grant funding is available.

For more information on eligibility criteria please visit the website

City Marketing & Strategic Partnerships Officer - Georges River Council
Media lab – free resource available for your digital creation

The Media Lab is a digital-creation space located within Hurstville Library. It is available for community use and also hosts regular workshops and events.

Using the Media Lab

The Media Lab is equipped for a range of uses, with technology available for in-house use and also for loan. Equipment includes:
  • Microsoft Surface Studio PCs with Intel® Core™ i7 processors and Adobe Creative Suite
  • Audio recording equipment, including a range of microphones, mixers and accessories
  • Video and digital SLR cameras, plus full studio lighting and accessories
  • 360-degree camera equipment and accessories
  • 3D Printer and accessories
  • Musical instruments, including guitars, bass guitars, synthesisers, 88-key upright digital piano and accessories
Managing Director - Intraversed Pty Ltd
A great podcast for couples in business together

We recently had the honour of being featured on an episode of the Business Couples Secret Sauce podcast. Hosts Marcus Nicholls and Ariel Endean interviewed Terry and me about how we juggle being married and running a business together.

We had a great time during the interview and have a great respect for the work Marcus and Ariel are doing, both with this podcast and their broader business endeavours at

Why not jump over there and have a listen to our episode of the podcast, or any other one that takes your fancy.

If you know any couples in business who you think would be great guests for the podcast, please contact Marcus and Ariel, via their website

Mark Atkins
Intraversed Pty Ltd

City Marketing & Strategic Partnerships Officer - Georges River Council
Guidance for businesses with linked COVID-19 cases

Follow the link to find out what you need to do if a COVID-19 case has been linked to your business or organisation.

Covid Guidance for Businesses Link


City Marketing & Strategic Partnerships Officer - Georges River Council
Watch now: The new normal for Business – 2020 and Beyond with Trevor Weeding from Development Pathways

Trevor Weeding has a successful history in building long term relationships with his clients. “Customer Service” – sounds cool and even easy, but it’s often the area where both potential new business and existing customers are lost.  Watch Trevor’s webinar as he shares his secrets for customer service success.

City Marketing & Strategic Partnerships Officer - Georges River Council
Watch now:  Cash Flow – The fundamentals for business success with Tony Baddour

Without the fundamentals of basic cash flow management, can almost guarantee that a business is setting up to fail. Tony has a talent for helping businesses understand their core financial needs to help better manage cash flow and inevitably better plan for success.

Watch this webinar and apply the learnings  to your business.

City Marketing & Strategic Partnerships Officer - Georges River Council
TAFE Small Business Month Events

Join TAFE NSW and industry Small Business experts from

Service NSW
Sydney School of Entrepreneurship


Apprenticeship Support Australia

for free, live, interactive sessions to help you understand and better use resources available to your business, access trainees to sustainably grow your workforce and explore creative practices to thrive in fast-moving times.

Register for Traineeships and sustainable staffing for small businesses workshops
Register for Creative problem solving and future proofing your business workshop
City Marketing & Strategic Partnerships Officer - Georges River Council
Watch now: Mental wellbeing and resilience with Silvia de Ridder

This Mental wellbeing and resilience webinar is a short, yet powerful session, Silvia will give you some great tips to help you find balance and cope with the most stressful situations.

This webinar will cover the following:

  • What is resilience and why does it matter?
  • Understanding the elements that make up resilience
  • Provide the opportunity to connect with like-minded people and learn from each other

About Silvia
Silvia de Ridder is a well-respected business, executive, organisational coach, facilitator and trainer. Silvia works at all levels of an organisation ranging from business owners, senior executives, new managers, individuals and teams.  Silvia is an accredited practitioner in emotional intelligence, resilience and wellbeing and works with businesses, individuals and team supporting them to be at their best.