Free events for small business owners during Small Business Month

Published on 12 October 2023

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October is NSW Small Business Month and a number of free events for small business owners are taking place.

The highlight of #NSWSmallBizMonth is the FREE Mental Wellbeing Workshop & Breakfast for Small Business Owners hosted by Woollahra Council and proudly supported by NSW Government.

Join local business peers to raise awareness about the theme of Health and Wellbeing as part of NSW Small Business Month this October.

NSW Small Business Month FREE Mental Wellbeing Workshop and Breakfast - 9am on Tuesday, 31 October at Double Bay Library

Guest wellbeing keynote speaker and small business owner, Carli Phillips from Corporate Wellbeing Hub will deliver a one hour workshop on how to protect our mental health and wellbeing to prevent burnout, targeted to small business owners.

  • 9:00am Doors open
  • 9:15am Guest speaker presentation
  • Followed by a light catered breakfast and networking

When: Tuesday, 31 October 2023 | 09:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Location: Woollahra Library at Double Bay, 451 New South Head Road, Double Bay

Register for free.

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Business Bites: In the Business of Books

Join a panel of bibliophiles as they discuss how they turned their passion for books into a successful business.
Complimentary drinks and nibbles will be served and merch will be available to purchase on the night.
When: Thursday, 19 October 2023 | 06:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Location: Woollahra Library at Double Bay, 451 New South Head Road, Double Bay
Cost: $5

Register now


Business Bites- 6 Mindshifts to Rise & Thrive at work with Aliza Knox

Join author Aliza Knox as she shares her passion for business and knowledge from her book "Don't Quit Your Day Job: The 6 Mindshifts You Need to Rise and Thrive at Work," which presents the six empowering, essential mindshifts necessary to rise and thrive in your career – and to love your life at the same time.
When: Thursday, 2 November 2023 | 06:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Location: Woollahra Library at Double Bay, 451 New South Head Road, Double Bay
Cost: $10

Register now

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More Small Business Events

There are many free and low cost Small Business Month events happening throughout October. Some highlights include:

Building Better Teams - 1-Day Workshop
During this workshop, you'll learn valuable strategies and techniques to enhance teamwork within your small business. Discover how to foster effective communication, boost collaboration, and create a positive work environment that drives productivity and success.
24 October at 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Location: Rydges Darling Square, 72 Liverpool Street, Sydney
Cost: Free

My Small Business Cyber Security
This facilitated panel discussion is different. It explores more than what to watch out for. The panel will feature businesses which have experience dealing with hacks. What you’ll hear provides the motivation and knowledge on how to be more prepared than ever before.
24 October at 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Location: ANZ, 20 Martin Place, Sydney
Cost: Free

Digital Trends Unlocked: Propel Your Small Business Online
Designed exclusively for small business owners, this event will empower you with the knowledge and tools necessary to not only survive but thrive amidst ever-evolving digital trends.
25 October at 4:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Location: Vessel Dining and Bar, 1 Shelley Street, Sydney
Cost: Free

You can search for more local events on the NSW Small Business Month website:

Inspirational Small Business Month books

The Woollahra Library team have put together a list of recommended outstanding books to inspire entrepreneurs. Check out the book list here.

Doing business in Woollahra Council local area

Thinking of starting your own small business? Need inspiration or tips for your existing business?

For all you need to know about doing business in the Woollahra local area, visit our Business section.