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Supporting staff through challenging times

One of the common observations raised by business owners and managers throughout the challenges of COVID restrictions has been the need to increase support for staff; and for some businesses, the support most valued by staff has been empathy and flexibility, transparency and honesty. As Nathan Pearce, Director at Panorama Business and Financial, puts it,…


Bathurst Tourism Partnership 2020/21

Become a partner of the Bathurst Visitor Information Centre and grow your business and our visitor economy. Tourism is a key growth area and an important industry with enormous potential for the economic and social future of the Bathurst Region. The Bathurst Visitor Information Centre has the mission to make the Bathurst Region the premier…

Panorama Business and Financial

Panorama Business & Financial

Nathan Pearce and Sandy Matizsik opened the doors on Panorama Business and Financial on 7 August 2017. Located at 127 Keppel Street, the business offers tax and business performance services, helping small to medium business owners reach their personal, professional, and business goals, and aims to offer a ‘uniquely positive experience to the accounting and…

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Central Commercial Printers

The Wright family first opened the doors on Central Commercial Printers (CCP) on April 1, 1974. Ticking over 46 years in business is an incredible achievement in any industry, but especially for a regionally-based family-owned business in an industry that has seen rapid change in design and production technology and had to adapt to extraordinary…

Easy Living Footwear

Easy Living Footwear

Robyn McLennan is the owner/director of Easy Living Footwear, a regional women’s fashion, comfort and leisure footwear retailer with stores in Bathurst, Dubbo, Tamworth and Newcastle, and a rapidly growing online presence. Robyn’s decades-long experience in retail, a notoriously fickle industry,  has embedded resilience and vision into her business management toolbox. ‘I started out as…

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How to Build Customer Loyalty

Customers are good for business – understatement! They are, after all, helping to pay the bills and keep your dreams alive. But even with that knowledge many businesses aren’t securing or valuing their customers’ loyalty. If you know your customers are awesome for your business and you want to keep them, it pays to investigate…

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Going online – feel the fear and do it anyway

Now is the time to get serious about your business’s online presence. Even if you’re not trading via an online store, it pays to make sure you control the first impression people have of your business, and right now, that first impression is likely to be online. If you’ve ever thought, “Maybe we should sell…

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1 June 2020 COVID-19 restrictions update

1 June Sees Further Easing of COVID-19 Restrictions Further easing of COVID-19 restrictions are gradually taking place with the NSW Government announcing that from Monday 1 June 2020, the following will be allowed: travel to regional NSW for a holiday; visits to museums, galleries and libraries; pubs, clubs, cafes and restaurants can have up to…

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Easing COVID-19 Restrictions

15 May Kickstarts Easing of Some COVID-19 Restrictions This morning the NSW State Government announced the easing of some of the COVID-19 restrictions. What does this mean for us? Arguably the most significant easings for our community are those that allow connections – small public gatherings, minimal numbers of guests at weddings, and a small…



Bathurst Regional Council is committed to encouraging locals to shop local! We’re giving away $2000 worth of gift cards to encourage shoppers to support local businesses. Make an eligible purchase at one of our participating stores from 1 May 2020 and go in the draw to win one of 10 $200 Bathurst Buy Local Gift…

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Ways To Support Small Business During COVID-19

The current Covid-19 pandemic has resulted in a number of restrictions in the way we go about our daily lives. Many of these restrictions have heavily impacted small businesses, however there are still things we can do to keep the local economy moving. As members of our community, we all have a part to play…

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Boosting Female Founders (BFF) Initiative – Seeking Expressions of Interest

      The Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources is now accepting Expressions of Interest (EOIs) for Round One of the Boosting Female Founders (BFF) Initiative. The BFF Initiative (or program) aims to help female founders to access early stage capital to grow their startups in national and international markets. The program will…