Network with other aspiring business owners and learn from Western Sydney success stories at an event at Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre
As part of Liverpool Small Business Week, a panel featuring successful entrepreneurs who hail from the Liverpool area will share their insights into building and running a successful business.
The panel includes Time Out Australia CEO Michael Rodrigues; Knafeh Bakery founder Ameer El-Issa; and Westfield Centre manager Justine Guest. They’ll be joined by Don Wright, co-founder and manager of Launch Pad Innovation Centres program at Western Sydney University. The event will be facilitated by the 2016 Young Woman of the West, Natasha Lay.
Aimed at entrepreneurs aged 16 to 35, the Time Out with Young Entrepreneurs evening will be an opportunity to ask questions of those with their skin in the game.
Time Out’s Rodrigues was born and raised in Liverpool and says he’s excited to return to his home turf to share his insights. “South West Sydney is very different now to when I grew up," he says. "For a number of years Liverpool sat still while other parts of the metropolitan area evolved. But now it’s maturing so fast and I think there’s real sense of excitement and possibility among the young people who live here.
“As is the case elsewhere, digital media and technology have combined to provide unprecedented opportunities for forward-thinking businesses to win new audience and spread new ideas. It’s the great leveller of our time – and those with passion, conviction and determination have every chance to succeed.”
Tickets to the event at 6pm on Thursday September 15 are $15. Liverpool Small Business Week, which features a number of other seminars and a brunch, runs September 12-16.