Enabling Growth with Business Tasmania - George Town

June 27, 2024 6:00pm

A networking event for local businesses .

You are invited to join Business Tasmania at this event proudly hosted by the George Town Chamber of Commerce.

Date and time

Thursday, June 27 · 6 - 7:30pm AEST


The Pier Hotel

5 Elizabeth Street The Dining Room Deck George Town, TAS 7253

About this event

  • 1 hour 30 minutes

The George Town Chamber of Commerce in conjunction with Business Tasmania invites members of the local business community to this event.

Learn how small businesses can be supported through the Tasmanian Governments Business Tasmania Service:

  • discover free support available to small businesses
  • get tips on how to write better grant applications
  • network with your local small business community
  • hear from guest speakers Kelly Brown, James Abernathy and Stephen Hansen

Kelly Brown, the Manager of the Business Tasmania service, will share how Business Tasmania help people to start, run and grow their business by offering personalised assistance, information and access to a range of services and programs from the Department of State Growth and other government agencies. The Business Tasmania team make it easier for the community to talk to government and access available support.

At the event Kelly will share grant writing tips relevant for both first timers wanting to learn how to apply for grants for the first time, and for more experienced people wanting to improve their applications.

You will learn:

  • how to find grants you're eligible for
  • upcoming grants you can apply for
  • what's involved in putting together an application
  • how to make your application stand out

Everyone attending will receive a copy of Business Tasmania's grants writing handbook

You will also hear from experienced business advisors about the support they provide through the New Business Support Pilot Program and the Tasmanian Business Advice Service.

Stephen Hansen of Rural Business Tasmania can assist people thinking about starting a business and new small businesses can receive up to two hours of free advice under the New Business Support Pilot Program which Stephen is delivering in George Town. Stephen can assist you with topics including: establishing a business structure, determining business viability and financial forecasting.

James Abernathy of Braddon Business Centre will share the range of assistance and advice he can provide delivering the Tasmanian Business Advice Service which provides up to five hours of free advice and support to existing small businesses each year. An experienced business advisor, James can provide advice on a wide variety of topics, including: managing cashflow, marketing, risk management and small business planning.

Following the presentations will be an opportunity to network with members of the small business community.

Everyone is welcome to attend this free event, whether you’re a business owner, operator or dreaming of getting started.

Light refreshments will be served and free parking is available at the venue.

If you have any questions, please contact Business Tasmania on 1800 440 026 or email

Business Networking Event