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Ipswich City Council launches breakfast initiative for small businesses

Guy Hazlewood    July 3, 2024    2 min read   

Ipswich City Council will launch the New Business Breakfast initiative next month.

The breakfast aims to connect new businesses with essential support and resources to facilitate growth and success in Ipswich.

Ipswich City Council will connect new businesses with essential support. Source: Pexel

The inaugural breakfast event is scheduled for July 11 and will provide new business owners the opportunity to network with like-minded individuals, and organisations and access various support systems.

Economic and Cultural Development Committee Chairperson, Councillor Pye Augustine, highlighted the council’s dedication to supporting small businesses.

“We recognise the challenges businesses face getting started, so we are assisting small businesses to access government, business and industry programs and resources, and helping them develop networks and access education,” Cr Augustine said.

To ensure the event reaches the intended audience, the council has utilised the Australian Business Register to invite newly recorded ABN holders and has launched a comprehensive social media campaign.

Ipswich is home to over 12,000 registered businesses, with approximately 500 new businesses opening each year.

“Council is looking to connect with all businesses that have started up in Ipswich over the past two years,” Cr Augustine said.

“We want all businesses across Ipswich to sign up to our newsletter so they can keep up to date with events, education, news, and information.”

For those unable to attend the breakfast, the council encourages new businesses to join the New Business Ipswich database to stay informed and connected.

This initiative is part of the council’s broader Economic Development Strategy, introduced in late 2023, which focuses on four key pillars: People, Place, Prosperity, and Partnerships.

“Council is striving to be a connected and engaged city, focusing on partnering with businesses and delivering on the Small Business Friendly Council charter,” Cr Augustine said.

“Council is proud to continue our efforts to support our small businesses under the Economic Development Strategy 2023-2027.”

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Guy Hazlewood