Training & Events

Council is delighted to deliver a range of events, workshops and expert talks to support and help our important, valued and respected business community. These events are designed to provide the most up-to-date information and education on topics that are relevant to owning and/or operating a business in today's fast paced environment.

RECONNECT | Home-Based Business Forum

Learn practical, easy and non-expensive ways to lead your business to sustainable success and help reconnect to peers, customers and more.

Come along early to get your free professional headshot taken for your linkedIn profile and social media platforms.

  • Reconnect to accessing money
  • Reconnect to upskilling and digital
  • Reconnect to your peers, customers, suppliers, stakeholders

A four member panel will be available to provide insights and/or answer questions around the above 3 points.

Panel members will be representatives from the following organisations:

  • TAFE Meadowbank - Reconnect to upskilling and digital
  • Service NSW - Reconnect to business support/money
  • Home-Based Business Owner - Reconnecting to peers, customers, suppliers, stakeholders.
  • Macquarie University Incubator - Reconnecting to peers, customers, suppliers, stakeholders and business support/money and upskilling.

Trade tables include:

  • TAFE Meadowbank
  • Service NSW
  • Macquarie University Incubator
  • Macquarie University PACE program
  • Local Business Chambers
  • Council (Kuringgai & City of Ryde)

Keynote Presentation:

  • The how's of creating meaningful connection as a Home-Based Business Owner/Operator
  • Networking - Getting reconnected and staying connected.


Addresses other key considerations haunting MSMEs. Need for:

  • Money;
  • Skills and Talent;
  • Digital literacy, strategy and implementation; and
  • Connecting (Networking)

Agenda | 10:00am-1:00pm

9.30am - 10.00am:  Registration/Networking/Trade Tables /Free Professional Headshots

10.00am - 10.20am:  Welcome

10.30am - 11.00am:  Keynote Presentation - Networking

11.00am -12.00pm:  Facilitated panel discussion alongside audience Q&A

12.00pm -1.00pm:  Lunch/Networking/Trade Tables/Option to sign up to Community of Practice Home-Based Business Group


  • Wednesday, 17 August 2022 | 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM


North Ryde RSL - Auditorium, 27-41 Magdala Road, Cnr Magdala & Pittwater Roads, North Ryde 2113  View Map