Some of Port Macquarie's most inspirational female business leaders will speak at a special event on how they transformed an idea into a thriving enterprise as part of NSW Small Business Month.
Finance and Small Business Minister Damien Tudehope said the month-long festival was a fantastic opportunity for local firms and entrepreneurs to come together to celebrate the contribution of small businesses to the economy and to learn from each other.
"Port Macquarie has a vibrant business community, including some impressive businesses founded and operated by local women.
"This event will be a great chance to hear from inspiring women who have had wonderful vision and drive and will be able to share their expertise on how to differentiate a business in a crowded market," Mr Tudehope said.
The free breakfast seminar, Run Ahead of the rest: Women business leaders in Port Macquarie is sponsored by Service NSW and will be held on October 10.
A facilitated panel discussion will be led by Kristal Kinsela-Christie who is the owner and managing director of Indigenous Professional Services.
Also on the panel is award winning Ashley Sargeson, owner of Touchwood Flowers, as well as Stacey Morgan, the owner and principal of Port Macquarie Performing Arts, and Kayley Riddle who is the owner and director of People Engine and proud Vice President of the Hastings Business Women's Network.
"The NSW Government is committed to making it easier for small business owners every month of the year with our free, personalised program through Service NSW that helps business owners find all relevant regulatory information in one place, so they spend less time on paperwork and more time running their business," Mr Tudehope said.
Tickets for Ahead of the Rest: Women Business Leaders in Port Macquarie are free and can be secured online at businessmonth.nsw.gov.au/event/ahead-of-the-rest-women-business-leaders-in-port-macquarie