Penrith, November 28, 2023 — Startup successa groundbreaking initiative aimed at boosting local startups in the Penrith region, celebrated its successful completion on November 8, 2023. The program, delivered by the Sydney School of Entrepreneurship (SSE) in partnership and financed by Penrith City Councilprovided participants with the essential skills and mindset needed to overcome common obstacles to business growth and success.
Empowering Penrith startups
Startup success was designed to build the capabilities of Penrith’s startups, particularly early-stage ones, by filling crucial skills gaps. Over a 6-week period, participants participated in a series of six workshops led by industry experts covering topics such as:
- Small Business Startup
- Test your business idea
- Structuring Your Small Business Startup
- Build a customer base
- Financing and financing, and
- Showcase your small business startup
Penrith Mayor Todd Carney stressed the importance of the program. “Council is currently developing an economic development strategy which provides a framework to attract investment, support businesses and create more local jobs in the area,” Cr Carney said.
“Startup success gave participants the skills and knowledge they need to run their own business and attract their first clients. We hope that by doing this, they can take control of their careers and live closer to home, enjoying all that our city has to offer. »
Mentoring, Networking and Microcredentials
The program included two three-hour live workshops with industry mentors, providing personalized mentoring, consultation and feedback. Attendees also had the opportunity to attend SSE’s Small Business Month panel discussion on October 25. And in recognition of their achievements, participants earned digital microcredentials for each completed workshop, with a Startup success Master badge awarded to those who complete all six.
Soo Lee, program participant: “Startup success exceeded my expectations. It’s realistic and down-to-earth, providing industry-level learning. I would recommend him to anyone considering starting a business. »
Kevin Zhang, program participant: “As a data analyst with a business idea, I didn’t know where to start. This program provided me with practical advice on starting a business, but also shaped my mindset. Now I think more like an entrepreneur!”
Dr Sarah Jones, CEO of SSE: “THE Startup success The program aligns perfectly with SSE’s commitment to fostering innovation and entrepreneurship. We are proud to support the growth of startups and small businesses, and play a valuable role in contributing to the economic prosperity of the Penrith region. »
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Established in 2016, SSE is an independent national social enterprise that provides innovative vocational skills training and learning pathways to diverse communities across New South Wales and beyond. We believe entrepreneurship is a powerful catalyst for change and our programs equip individuals with the skills to overcome barriers to employment and education and, in doing so, create a better future for themselves and their communities .
About Penrith City Council:
Penrith City Council is a positive regional leader within Western Parkland City. As the closest city to Western Sydney International Airport and with an abundance of employment land available within the city, Penrith is becoming a vibrant, world-class city connected to a wide range of employment opportunities. employment, leisure and lifestyle. The Council stands ready to support and guide investments to provide its citizens and businesses with opportunities to create a better future.