Welcome to the Cumberland Business XCHANGE

  The Cumberland Business XCHANGE is a unique promotion and networking experience that builds capacity and acts as a conduit for businesses to gain insights and share experiences. To be held on 21 October 2020, as part of Small Business Month #NSWSmallBiz20 COVID-19 means businesses are suffering but many are also enthusiastically engaging with opportunities … Continue reading “Welcome to the Cumberland Business XCHANGE”

Preparing a Loan Application Webinar Wrap

Thanks to all who attended our webinar, presented by Juliana Gebara, a highly experienced business banker of Bendigo Bank. We hope that you take away information that will help you making a business loan application and also to understand some of the reasons why banks ask certain questions and ask for certain documentation.  Juliana is … Continue reading “Preparing a Loan Application Webinar Wrap”

Finding the ‘New Normal’ for Transport & Distribution in Greater Western Sydney

By Scott Baker, Cumberland Business Chamber and Alba Fernandez, TAFE NSW Enterprise Western Sydney Transport & Distribution is one of the largest and fastest growing sectors in the Western Parklands City, with Distribution Centres, 3PL facilities and warehouses spread along the length of the M7 Motorway from Marsden Park to Casula, extending north and south … Continue reading “Finding the ‘New Normal’ for Transport & Distribution in Greater Western Sydney”

Investigation work for intersection improvements on Cumberland Highway, The Horsley Drive, Smithfield from 1 September

Transport for NSW will carry out investigation work for intersection improvements on Cumberland Highway, The Horsley Drive, Smithfield from 1 September. The investigation work will include surveying and potholing in a number of locations. The investigation work will assist with planning work for the upgrade to improve traffic flow, ease congestion and improve road user … Continue reading “Investigation work for intersection improvements on Cumberland Highway, The Horsley Drive, Smithfield from 1 September”

What’s in it for us? How the NSW Government’s COVID-19 Recovery Plan can benefit Manufacturers

The NSW Government has set out its COVID-19 Recovery Plan (‘The Plan’) with an underlying objective – for us to ‘remain resilient’.  The main features of the Plan highlight several key areas which provide manufacturers and those in their supply chain, with some focus points moving forward. The Plan seeks to harness what we have … Continue reading “What’s in it for us? How the NSW Government’s COVID-19 Recovery Plan can benefit Manufacturers”

Is ‘new-collar work’ the answer for AU manufacturing?

The ‘World’s Factory’ is on the ropes as manufacturing moves from China, Ryan Clarkson-Ledward, Editor, Money Morning, 14/08/20 (Link to Article) Manufacturing as we know it is about the change drastically and ‘made in China’ will be on fewer goods in the coming years. Chinese manufacturing will not disappear overnight, they will still be a … Continue reading “Is ‘new-collar work’ the answer for AU manufacturing?”

The Impact of COVID-safe on your business

By Libby Roberts, Workplace Rehabilitation Management Industry is experiencing rapid change and Workers Compensation programs have been particularly impacted through recent legislative changes, policy adjustments due to COVID-19, and WHS developments. These changes may significantly impact your business. NSW legislation change for front line workers The COVID-19 Legislation Amendment (Emergency Measures – Miscellaneous) Act 2020 … Continue reading “The Impact of COVID-safe on your business”

Negotiating With Your Landlord During COVID-19 Webinar Wrap

Thanks to all who attended last evening’s webinar, presented by our highly professional, dedicated President, Angela Haynes. We hope that it encourages all who attended to engage in dialogue with their Commercial landlords around rent relief if they haven’t done so already, and assists with gaining a better understanding of the mandatory National Cabinet Code … Continue reading “Negotiating With Your Landlord During COVID-19 Webinar Wrap”

Looking After Your Mental Health Webinar Wrap

Thanks to all who attended our Zoom webinar last Wednesday 10th June, wonderfully presented by Kerrie Dale of Workplace Rehabilitation Management (WRM).   We trust that you were all able to understand the connection between resilient leadership and self-care, particularly in times of unique and difficult challenges such as COVID-19.  You’re all encouraged to review the presentation content … Continue reading “Looking After Your Mental Health Webinar Wrap”

Cash Flow Forecasting Webinar Wrap

By Angela Haynes & Scott Baker, 5thJune 2020  Thanks to all who attended our Zoom webinar last Wednesday 27th May, the feedback via the chat thread and afterwards was very positive.   We trust that you’re now able to understand why cash flow forecasting and understanding your working capital ratios is key for businesses to raise … Continue reading “Cash Flow Forecasting Webinar Wrap”