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October update from the Commission

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Last month may have brought us Spring, but this October will be a month of celebration and entrepreneurship with Small Business Month, as well a number of positive changes and opportunities for small businesses.

Today we launch NSW Small Business Month, a time to celebrate the importance, success and resilience of small businesses across NSW. I encourage each of you to reflect on the achievements and importance of small business by participating in this fantastic event. For more information on how you can get involved go to the Small Business Month website

The NSW Government has extended the Retail and Commercial Leases (COVID-19) Regulation by two months, making things easier for eligible tenants and landlords. The regulation will remain in place until the end of December.

For small businesses on the northern NSW border today will see the Queensland Government reopening its borders to parts of NSW. The Commission has represented the concerns of small business on this matter and is pleased to see the expansion of the ‘border bubble’.

In this edition we chat to Paul Zahra, who leads the Australian Retailers’ Association (ARA), to discuss the challenges facing the sector and small business success stories in the face of COVID-19.

We have the latest on a new safe and easy way to check in to the COVID safe NSW businesses. And all the details on hundreds of free and low-cost events to help our small businesses reboot, rebuild and recover as part of which kicks off on 1 October.  

We also have all the key dates on important small business matters over the coming month. Check it out.

If you would to raise a matter or share information on your business or industry with the NSW Small Business Commission, please contact us.

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