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. 

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

Mentoring program

Council is offering the opportunity for 20 Ku-ring-gai registered businesses to participate in an intensive business mentoring project in February.

Working with the MAP Institute, the 3 week program brings the power of boardroom diversity and innovation to small business leaders to enhance certainty, generate consistency and drive growth. View Business mentoring page.

Business Connections events

Currently on hold due to COVID-19, these free events are run by Council and held at venues across the Ku-ring-gai, offering local business the opportunity to come together to learn and network.

The aim is to provide high quality keynote speakers to local businesses in a relaxed environment to encourage building of knowledge and skills in a collaborative environment. The events began in 2014 and have covered subjects like online marketing, leadership, personal branding and information technology. The events range in size from 25 to 200 people and take place approximately 12-15 times per year.

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