Over 100 businesses gather to ‘rebuild, recharge, renew’

MORE than 100 businesses have come together to “talk all things business” to help them get back on their feet, find new opportunities and prosper.

The businesses gathered at the Eric Tweedale Stadium in Granville for the Cumberland City Council’s Small Business Month expo, held in association with the Greater Cumberland Chamber of Commerce and NSW Government.
The expo’s theme was ‘Rebuild – Recharge – Renew’ and featured some amazing insights into operating a small business from guest speakers such as the Founder of Oporto and Director of Daily Fresh Food Services, Antonio Cerqueira, Owner of Grind & Co and 2021 Cumberland Businessperson of the Year, Christine Ousman and Swimz Pty Ltd Executive Director and CEO and Founder of CSmart Consulting, Anu Bedi.
Mayor Lisa Lake said that the past 18 months had been a tumultuous time for many and now was an important time for small businesses to make the most of their investment, to look at their future forecasting and plan well.
She said every seat was occupied by eager business owners ready to rebuild, recharge and renew their businesses as we start to transition into the endemic phase of Covid-19.
“The Cumberland area still presents significant opportunity,” she said.
“Considerable growth and economic development are expected in the next few years. It’s projected that 300,000 people will be living here by 2036.
“Cumberland also has a large, young population who are very interested in entrepreneurship and setting up their own businesses in this area, which is very exciting.”