Welcome to the March 2018 BMEE newsletter.
In the last month, we have taken part in Western Sydney University's Catalyst West event and Western Sydney Business Access round-table forum on exporting. Both these events provided the opportunity to showcase the special attributes of the Blue Mountains to our neighbours to the east. If we wish to create more jobs in the Blue Mountains we need to play to our strengths and capitalise on the enormous growing market that is Western Sydney.
Further afield, overseas markets are a great opportunity for many businesses in the Blue Mountains, and not just for products. There are amazing opportunities to export services and these days you don't even need to leave home to be do this. If you would like to know more about exporting or other ways of growing your business, please contact us.
Since the Jobs for NSW and Department of Industry events we ran last year, we have continued to refer local small businesses to these agencies for support and advice. Whilst business growth can come from external help and advice, it also comes though collaboration with other local businesses. A great way to showcase your business and network could be to participate in the Blue Mountains Regional Chamber’s Business Expo on 2 May in Springwood.
It's good to see the food industry in the Blue Mountains also thriving, highlighted by two recent events; the Roaring Twenties Long Lunch at the Hydro Majestic, organised by the industry advisory group Plate Up, which saw locals and visitors enjoy food and drink from a range of local businesses adding tens of thousands of dollars to the local economy, and the Edible Garden Festival and Trail last weekend, a world-first event where edible gardens were open across the Blue Mountains, allowing people to get right to the source of great food.
CEO, Blue Mountains Economic Enterprise