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Breakfast event to kick off Back to Business Week

Byron Shire businesses are invited to attend a Back to Business Breakfast on Wednesday 1st March at the Mullumbimby Civic Hall, as part of Back to Business Week (26 February to 4 March).

The Breakfast event will feature a keynote address from Byron locals Norm Black and Richard Johnston, founders of Byron-based TripADeal who last year topped the Australian Financial Review’s ‘Fast 100’ list – earning their place as the fastest growing company in Australia.

“Back to Business Week is one of the major events on Byron Shire’s business calendar, and it’s a great example of collaboration with events delivered by Council, local chambers of commerce, individual businesses and the NSW Department of Industry,” Byron Shire Mayor Simon Richardson said.

“It’s a chance to bring our brightest local business minds together to share our successes and celebrate the diverse range of businesses that contribute significantly to our Shire’s growing economy - I encourage everyone to come along to get involved and inspired.” 

Byron Shire’s local industry gross regional product reached $1.35 billion for the year ending June 2015. Local Industry GRP shows the value of the local economy, generated by the workers within the area regardless of where they live, after taxes and dividends leave the area.   

“This local industries growth is great news and shows that Council’s commitment to building Byron Shire’s reputation as the place for small businesses to start, grow and employ more people is paying dividends,” Mayor Richardson said.

Back to Business Week is also an opportunity for local businesses to take part in the current Business Retention and Expansion (BR+E) survey being undertaken by Council. The survey is a tool used around the world to assist local businesses to survive and grow in a regional community. 

“Back to Business Week is an important opportunity to come together, strengthen collaboration and connectivity between the government, small businesses and key stakeholders and it’s a key initiative under the Council’s Enterprising Byron Strategy 2025," Mayor Richardson said.

To join the Back to Business Breakfast on Wednesday 1st March (starting 7.15am), register online:

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Byron Shire Council
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Byron Shire is located at Australia's eastern-most point with a population of almost 29,000. It is a thriving community where residents and visitors live, work and play in a sustainable environment and where Council strives to deliver the highest standard of local government services and infrastructure.