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Empowering Local Businesses: ETC’s MySmallBiz Expo 2024

Connecting Communities, Fostering Growth


Introducing ETC's MySmallBiz Expo, the ultimate small business event, promoting self-employment and small business in the Hunter region!

Picture a vibrant gathering where small businesses, self-employed individuals, and those aspiring to start their own ventures converge. These events are also perfect for anyone looking to shop local and support small businesses in our region!

Mark your calendars and register for this FREE event that kicks off at Club City Maitland from 11am on April 10. Get ready for a day filled with engaging activities that highlight our diverse local community.

What else is on offer? Well, you’ll also have the opportunity to participate in Q&A sessions and presentations with various experts from ETC’s Business team, Self-Employment Ambassadors, and Subject Matter Experts, where you can gain valuable insights and advice tailored to small businesses and self-employment!

But that’s not all – these expos are all about networking and fostering meaningful connections. You’ll get the chance to meet and interact with other small business owners and industry professionals, building relationships that could lead to new opportunities and collaborations.

You’ll find many stalls from local businesses and services at the expo. Plus, you’ll hear success stories from Self-Employment Ambassadors, get advice from experts, and meet government representatives. It’s a great place to learn for your business journey!

Not an entrepreneur? That’s perfectly fine! By attending, you’ll be supporting small businesses in your local community. Attendees will allow small business stall holders to showcase their products and services and practice their elevator pitches. This event is about learning and encouraging people to support the businesses exhibiting at the expo.

Rachel Turner, ETC’s Program Manager of the Workforce Australia – Self-Employment Assistance program said, “The MySmallBiz Expos are part of ETC’s commitment to supporting the growth and development of small businesses in the communities where we operate.”

“We invite anyone who is interested in small business and self-employment to join us at our MySmallBiz Expo and experience the benefits of being part of a supportive and vibrant small business community!”

“Whether you’re interested in learning more about starting a business, are an existing business owner wanting to collaborate and grow, or even if you are just passionate about supporting local small business – everyone is welcome to attend this free community event.”

These expos are more than just events - they are a celebration of our small business communities, and a platform for learning, growth, and opportunity.

Join ETC from 11am - 2pm on April 10 for this FREE community event! Register now to secure your spot >

Event Details 

Date: Wednesday 10th April 2024

Time: 11am – 2pm

Location: Club City Maitland, 14 Arthur St, Rutherford NSW 2320

Cost: FREE

What is ETC’s MySmallBiz Expo?

The MySmallBiz Expo is designed to provide a platform for local small businesses, subject matter experts and service providers to collaborate and showcase their ventures, as well as to inspire and educate aspiring and existing small business owners.

Here’s what awaits you:

  1. Networking and insights: Engage with fellow business owners, industry experts, and local ambassadors. Share stories, swap ideas, and explore collaborations.

  2. Expert sessions: Attend Q&A sessions and presentations by ETC’s Business team, Self-Employment Ambassadors, and Subject Matter Experts. Plus, get tailored advice for your business journey.

  3. Local showcase: Stroll through stalls featuring local products and services. From innovative startups to established ventures, discover the diversity of our community.

Why Attend?

Whether you’re dreaming of launching your own venture, seeking support for your existing business, or simply passionate about local enterprises, these expos have something for you:

  1. Learn and grow: Gather insights, tips, and success stories to fuel your business journey.

  2. Support local heroes: By attending, you directly support the businesses exhibiting at the expo. It’s a win-win for the community.

  3. Forge connections: Network with like-minded individuals. Who knows? Your next collaboration might be just a conversation away.

Register Now!

Mark your calendars and register for ETC’s MySmallBiz Expos 2024! Get ready to connect, learn, and champion self-employment and small business in our local community >


Business Support at ETC

ETC has been supporting people in starting and running their small businesses for over 30 years and is dedicated to turning your vision into a thriving business.

Workforce Australia – Self-Employment Assistance is a comprehensive program delivered by ETC that offers services catering to aspiring and existing small business owners. It includes flexible options for support like individual Business Advice Sessions and a structured 12-month package of Small Business Coaching.

Self-Employment Assistance provides a range of services, from initial business planning to ongoing coaching and support, allowing small business owners to choose the level of support that meets their needs.

Existing small business owners can also benefit from customised coaching and support to address specific challenges and help them achieve their goals. Overall, Self-Employment Assistance is an all-encompassing service that provides valuable support and guidance for anyone looking to start or grow their small business.



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