City of Sydney and Zambesi to deliver small business masterclasses

The City of Sydney will subsidise a number of essential skills workshops for small business owners led by experts from top companies such as Canva, Atlassian, Google and Showpo.

The 10 seminars sponsored by the council and created by learning platform Zambesi.com will provide 600 small business owners with the opportunity to sharpen their entrepreneurial and digital skills over the next 12 months.

Lord Mayor Clover Moore said the three-hour workshops are a great opportunity for entrepreneurs to build their skills and be connected to Sydney’s thriving startup support network.

“We’ve seen a phenomenal growth of more than 60 percent in startups across our city, making Sydney the centre of Australia’s startup community.” Moore said.

“We support co-working through our work and run the Visiting Entrepreneur Program and the Business 101 seminars.

The Lord Mayor said the workshops also support the city’s commitment of supporting female entrepreneurs, with one of the courses specifically designed to meet the needs of female business founders.

“These workshops are a great opportunity for our entrepreneurs to build their skills and be connected to the startup support network thriving in our city.”

Zambesi CEO and co-founder, Rebekah Campbell, said the interactive sessions were designed to help business owners and professionals gain new skills and remain competitive.

“Our mission is to give every local business owner and professional the opportunity to learn what these companies are getting right. This is a great way to share skills, network and collaborate.”

Zambesi will run 10 workshops from October 2018 to August 2019.

The following four workshops are now open for registration and are available at a subsidised cost of $45.:

  • October 25 – How to get and leverage PR to grow your business with Mat Beeche, founder Startup Daily and Liz McKenzie, head of communications at Canva. Register here
  • November 19 – Going global: US and China market entry strategy workshop with Trena Blair, CEO FD Global Connections, and Andrea Myles, CEO China Australia Millennial Project. Register here
  • January 30 – Build and leverage your personal brand to grow your business with Fleur Brown, Cofounder TEDxSydney. Register here.
  • Feb 4 – Kickstart your side hustle  Michael Ruhfus, former COO Freelancer.com, and Rebekah Campbell, co-founder Hey You, Cofounder Zambesi. Register here

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Cec is the managing editor of KBB. She is a multimedia professional with over fifteen years experience as an editor on titles as diverse as SX, CULT, Better Pictures, Total Rock, MTV, fasterlouder, mynikonlife and Fantastic Living. She has spent the past four years working as a news journalist covering all the issues that matter in the political, health and LGBTIQ arena. She is the Head of Content at Pinstripe Media and a recent convert to the world of small business.

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