Temora Business Enterprise Group (TBEG) is set to host a luncheon for Small Business Month to discuss sustainable business practices, resilience, collaboration and capacity building.
The event at the Gidgee Estate will feature The Regional PR Co director Georgie Robertson and Buy From The Bush founder and CEO Grace Brennan as keynote speakers on Tuesday, 17 October, from noon to 2 pm.
The Regional PR Co is based in Wagga and designs and executes PR campaigns locally and nationally. The agency works with entrepreneurs, solopreneurs, small businesses and big organisations that care about regional Australia. It also offers a collaborative approach to developing a bespoke media strategy and helps businesses find their brand story without the hefty price tag.
Buy From The Bush is an online platform connecting rural makers, creators, artists and retailers with global customers. Grace, named the NSW Regional Woman of the Year in 2020 and a finalist in the NSW Australian of the Year award, started the hashtag #BuyFromTheBush to encourage other Australians to support rural businesses in drought conditions.
TBEG executive officer Lauren Carr said Temora had been working on resilience building, and the business group wanted to do something that reflected that.
“Georgie works on promoting regional business at a state and national level, while Grace is a social sensation who started a webpage to sell products from the bush,” Ms Carr said.
“There are a few people in town who have sold on Grace’s webpage, and we thought that was a nice little connection.
“They [Georgie and Grace] are going to come along, ask each other questions, and answer questions from people from the audience.”
Ms Carr said the luncheon would be an excellent networking opportunity for the businesses in town.
“It’s a lunch to listen to how you can diversify your business and keep ahead of the game as we are going into a dry period again,” she said.
“They [Georgie and Grace] will talk about selling online and what you can do to keep stable and afloat.”
Ms Carr said TBEG had been working on drought resilience and mental health, and the event would provide opportunities for businesses to get together to discuss the challenges they faced.
She added that one of the event’s highlights was the venue.
“Gidgee Estate hasn’t had a lot of events yet … it’s a good opportunity for people to come and look at the venue and try their food,” she said.
TBEG received $3500 from the NSW Small Business Commissioner to host the event.
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