City Marketing & Strategic Partnerships Officer - Georges River Council

Have your say on how small business can be supported in the future

Did you know that 97.5% of all NSW businesses are small businesses?

With small businesses forming such an integral part of NSW, it’s important that we provide the right support for them.

Since 2017, more than 40,000 businesses have been helped by Business Connect with tailored, independent business advice, events, and online resources.

Have your say on the Business Connect program and how small businesses can be supported in the future.

Take the survey at

City Marketing & Strategic Partnerships Officer - Georges River Council

A new rebate to help small businesses reduce running costs

The NSW Government’s $1,500 Small Business Fees and Charges Rebate can help small businesses, sole traders and not-for-profit organisations with the cost of government fees and charges, supporting their recovery from the impact of COVID-19.

Qualifying businesses can use the rebate to claim back the cost of eligible NSW and local government fees and charges due and paid from 1 March 2021.

Businesses only need to apply for the rebate once but can submit multiple claims until the full value of $1,500 is reached. The rebate is available from 1 April 2021 until 30 June 2022.

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Mother’s Day Message from Sash Tattoo

We have come about our yearly reminder to show love to the most important woman in our lives; yes, it’s Mother’s Day! Whether she was the one who went through the pain and likely destruction of her own body to bring you into this world, or the one who stepped up to the plate to raise you; the woman deserves a medal. So, use this time to make sure the words and affections you may not show as often as you should, are portrayed. Whether you’re planning to get her some overpriced flowers, chocolates, jewellery, make sure you do some cleaning as well! By far the best gift will be to get matching tattoos with mum. Grab your mum a gift voucher for something special, something you will share together forever.

And to my own mother, though I’ll never fully comprehend the sacrifices you’ve made to give us the life we are blessed to have, I thank you eternally.

Your favourite Tattoo Apprentice,


Florist - Chief flower master & bucket washer - stems with style florist

Mother’s Day – Sunday 9th May

There are so many ways to celebrate the significant women in your life – like skydiving, fishing or quad biking – OR you could go with a local option of a beautiful bouquet, precious plant or gorgeous gift delivered from stems with style florist in Penshurst.

We will be open and delivering all weekend. Don’t leave it to the last minute and be disappointed. Order now!

Fat loss and what YOU need to do!

Losing fat is not easy. If it were easy everyone would be fit and healthy. We are all busy individuals in this crazy world. Everyone needs to work, so how come some people do it better than others? The issue that comes up is human habit and comfortability. Keep in mind that this does not apply to everyone, some people work 40-50 hours/week which makes it a lot harder to get into the gym, however, you can still make it work!

It is easy to sit on the couch and watch television whilst eating ice cream, on the other hand, it requires huge mental fortitude and hard work to bring your heart to 170 BPM on the assault bike after a long day of work (the positives to this is better sleep and appetite i.e. the more you exercise the more you can eat! If you love food like myself, this is a massive bonus). The first couple of steps towards fat loss include:

Make time. Just do something! 10-15 minutes of jogging/walking, a little bit of yoga/balancing work, cooking healthy meals. Actively working towards better health and your goals.

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Training for climbing.

In any physical activity, the more controllable ranges of motion available will mean you will possess more movement opportunities. In this case in the world of rock climbing, if you don’t have enough hip mobility to step to the next foot hold on a scattered rock face then you don’t have that option to use that opportunity, and you’ll need to figure out another route, which can result in unnecessary energy, strength and time spent.

Marianne conquered her fear of returning to lead climbing that happened because of her consistent effort in the gym developing an overall increase in general strength and mobility. Now, our current program has become more specific towards the demands of climbing in order for her to be even more successful in facing more difficult climbs.

The possibilities become endless when we aim to continue to expand our current capabilities, this applies not only in the gym, but to everything we do in life.

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.

Live Well would like to welcome Georgina to the team!

Georgina has completed a degree in Human Movement and is in the final stages of becoming a qualified Exercise Physiologist.
Looking to train with Georgina? If you aren’t sure where to start or how we can help you achieve your health and fitness goals try our intro offer for $40!!!
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


For 15 years I’ve been focused on helping local working mums, dads, business owners and seniors improve their health. Inspiring them to do the things they thought were impossible, like run a marathon, complete a spartan race or hike a mountain.
In the past 3 years, and especially this past year with our growing family and the world pandemic, the work we do has evolved to mean so much more. Now I’m a husband and Dad. Those roles I get to play mean the world to me.
And I have a whole new level of awareness and understanding around what it means to be a busy parent, juggling the roles we play at home, at work, and doing our best to take care of ourselves and those we get to love on the journey.
It’s hard. Anyone who tells you they’ve got it all figured out isn’t being honest with you or themselves. Every day we face new challenges and get the opportunity to grow and be transformed into something more… if we’re willing to accept the gift of strength that meeting those challenges brings us.
The best is yet to come.