Networking and events

Find out how to connect and learn with other local businesses through the Ku-ring-gai Business Connections program and other local business groups.

For more information, contact Council’s Community Engagement Officer Will Adames on 9424 0757 or

Ku-ring-gai Business Connections

Designed to spark innovation and entrepreneurship within the local business community, this initiative helps local businesses connect. The program started in 2015 coinciding with Council joining the State Government's Small Business Friendly Council's program and subsequent involvement in the Service NSW Easy to do Business Program. 

Business Connections events

Beyond COVID-19 business planning workshop 

Friday 30 April, 9.30am - 1pm

Caley's Pavilion, Ku-ring-gai Wildflower Garden, 420 Mona Vale Rd, St Ives

Register now for our small business planning and strategy workshop with local business and executive coach Cheryl Aldermann.

With the challenges businesses faced in 2020 and now the cessation of Job Keeper and other support systems, there has never been a time when business planning and strategy is more crucial for business survival. To effectively run your business it is important to be able to step back and look at things from an outside perspective. When you are your business this can be difficult to do.

Join a motivated group of local entrepreneurs, as you work through a 360 degree analysis of your business. Together you will each be planning, brainstorming and creating a real business action plan for the next six months. This is a ‘results driven’ workshop, so along with group business discussions, be prepared to roll your sleeves up and do some work. 

Limited places - 20 attendees only. Register for this free workshop, morning tea provided and parking is available on site.

Register now

Open for Business program

Our Open for Business webinars and sessions help local companies and individuals maintain and protect their businesses.

Since April 2020, more than 800 attendees have learnt about marketing, business planning and much more.

New sessions are currently being arranged for 2021. Watch this space. 

Watch previous webinars

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