Hornsby Small Business Networking Evening

Hornsby’s business community came together for a networking evening earlier this month with NSW Minister for Small Business John Barilaro and Hornsby MP Matt Kean.
The networking evening on September 5th at Magpies Waitara was an opportunity to showcase local business opportunities and build better contacts across the Hornsby Shire.
It was also a chance for small business owners to share their concerns and hear how the NSW Government is working to remove red tape and assist small business to operate better and more effectively.
Minister Barilaro told guests about his experiences running a small business before entering politics and said he understood the challenges small businesses face.
“As a business owner myself, I understand the commitment and sacrifice it takes to own and run a business,” Minister Barilaro said much of this country’s economy and culture have been shaped by the contributions of family businesses, with them making up nearly 70 per cent of all Australian businesses.
“The NSW Government is committed to supporting small business that’s why we have already cut over $1 billion of red tape for businesses in NSW since September 2011.”
Hornsby MP Matt Kean hosted the third annual Small Business Networking evening in co-junction with the Hornsby Chamber of Commerce and Small Biz Matters.
Mr Kean said he was thrilled with the big turnout for the event which continues to grow every year. “Small business is the largest employer in the Hornsby Shire and the engine room of our local economy,” Mr Kean said.
“I encourage any businesses in our local area that would like to better network and connect with other local businesses to sign up and become a member of the Hornsby Chamber of Commerce.”
Donations totalling $923.90 were also collected throughout the evening to raise money for the Hornsby Kuring-gai Women’s Shelter.

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