Article written by Graham Fitzpatrick, Business Advisor, Western Sydney Business Centre.

With so many things changing at a such a rapid pace at the moment, it is important to stay up to date with new ways of thinking and with changes to digital technology for business.  Upskilling gives you additional skills to enhance and complement your current skill.

Thanks to the NSW governments Business Connect program, the Western Sydney Business Centre has been provided funding to assist a number of key sectors with free workshops and webinar to upskill, train and educate. The sectors include, Women in Business, Recovery and Resilience Building for Disaster Recovery Businesses, Adaption and use of Digital Tools and Automation, and Businesses or Start Ups with Ground-Breaking Potential.

From January 2023 we will be providing a series of free face-to-face workshops and 25 webinars to support these sectors. Plus, additional free business advice for new customers of business connect is also available to start, grow and adapt.

Our workshops for next year include, From side Hustle to Small Business and Women’s recipe for Business Planning in January. We will then run Business Branding, Creating Additional Income, Winning Customers – the new need, Job Recruiting for Small Business, Finding Customers – Hospitality and Tourism, Re-inventing your Business – Innovative Thinking and Website Introduction across February.

Plus, we have a special Cyber Security for Small Business webinar this month which is a must attend for businesses. In this webinar we focus on what you can do if you have been hacked. How do you know that you have been hacked and the scope of the data and systems compromised? We explore how to report a cybercrime and which authorities you should get involved.

To keep up to date on these and other help for your business, visit the Western Sydney Business website and we look forward to helping you and your business.