Business help hub
We're here to help.
We all love living in this great region we call the MidCoast - and we want your business to thrive. Access information here to help you on your MidCoast business journey.
More useful information for businesses can be found on the MidCoast Council business pages.
Free creative businesses workshop
If you are an advertising or marketing business, architect, graphic designer, visual or performance artist or an arts society or group, you are invited to register for a free workshop in 2021.
The workshops are led by creative practitioners with extensive business skills and aim to assist local creative businesses in developing business plans to ‘futureproof’ their operation, thanks to MidCoast Council and NSW Government funding.
The workshop will be held over two days, and covers a range of great planning tools and ideas to support your business whether you are established or just starting up.
The workshop will be facilitated by ‘Creative Plus Business’ founded by Monica Davidson, a social enterprise dedicated to educating creative people and arts organisations about business skills. As Monica says “we will cover the basics of business, as well as deeper dives into entrepreneurship, financial literacy, marketing, and overcoming the challenges of sustaining and growing a creative business”.
It is a real coup to bring The ‘Creative Plus Team’ to the MidCoast region to support our local creative businesses. The coaching will improve the base knowledge and capacity of local business operators to undertake this type of planning independently and will support the work Council and the local business chambers currently undertake.
This workshop is proudly funded by the NSW Government Bushfire Community Resilience and Economic Recovery Fund, and supported by MidCoast Council.
The two-day workshop will take place at the Manning Entertainment Centre in Taree on Monday 22 February and Monday 8 March from 9.30am until 4.30pm. Bookings are essential and can be made via the online form below:
Click here to view form.
Happiness Hamper winners!
Congratulations to the following local businesses who received happiness hampers as part of our October Small Business Month competition, thanks to a grant from the NSW Government, and partnering with the Taree, Harrington Crowdy Head, Wingham and Forster Tuncurry Business Chambers
These businesses were nominated by their customers to receive a hamper that is chock-full of goodies, from motivational business books to locally sourced pamper products. The products are all sourced from within the MidCoast, to let businesses know what’s in their own big backyard, encourage collaboration and promote a strong and inclusive economy.
Razors Edge Hair Salon Nail Edge Café on Main
Fiona’s Family Cafe
Forster Tuncurry Occupational Therapy Beaches Dental Care Seashells Day Care Tiona Holiday Park
Blueys Motel Farm to Fridge
HALLIDAYS POINT AREA
Creative Shell Valley View Farm & Co Diamond Beach Take Away XStyle
Aqualotus Garry Douglas Auto
Jabiru Teaching & Learning Centre Zephyrs Café & Bakery Hairworks Nate’s Pizzeria
Em’s Thai Kitchen Meat@Chrisso’s Hair on Harrington & Tilly K
Horse About Tours Bella Hair Sea Changes Op Shop Nuggets Cheaper Choice
Wallis Lake Fishermans Co-op Wave Lengths Jungle Surf Great Lakes Pharmacy
Catch 22 Café Great Lakes Tackle Lumpys Nursery Tullys Tuncurry News
Good Grub Shack Tuncurry Fruit & Veg
Australian Cactus & Succulent Supplies The Koffee Run
Gooch Agencies Ashmar Farm stay Ladybug Shop Café 57
Milady Salon Uptown Country Nanna’s Homewares & Antiques Ollies Service Centre
Barrington Country Store
Robair Hair Salon Cashmere & Co Hair Stylists Cutting Crew Caterbox Café
Brows by Gee Tahlara’s Skin Care & Beauty The Shed Luxe Active Barre
Margaret’s Underfashions Wild Cosmo Flowers Bakers Delight Jack & Co
Cherry’s at Tinonee Earth Angels Child Care
New Bar Salon
Bent on Food Wingham Computers Ballard’s Backyards Wingham Newsagency
My Car Eternity Counselling Forster Littlemart The Coastal Brewing Co
All Things Yum Laurin Taggart Personal Travel Consultant Lim Long Plunge
Stash House Forster Yoga Studio BlueWater Gifts The Natural Waffle Ice Cream Co
Tartt Friendlies Pharmacy MH Hair Design Pezellas
FnT Brew & BBQ Supplies Beach Bums Windan Sea Vets One Hair & Beauty
Blue Dust Collective Forster Estuary Charters Kellies Cafe Graham Barclay Marine
Allied Health Admin Services 22 Grams Espresso Forster Bakehouse Forster Mixed Martial Arts
Beach Street Seafoods Twin Sisters Cleaning
Business Help right here
As a first step, register to be listed on the business directory. It's supporting a region-wide campaign and is the focus to keep locals shopping local.
For information and resources to help you manage your COVIDsafe workplace, please visit: Doing business during COVID19
Access advice right here on the MidCoast
Our economic development and tourism teams can work closely with you to provide support and information. We're not experts, but we can help refer you to government or other agencies for advice and assistance you may need right now:
- information and advice - a friendly voice and ear at the end of the phone with a local perspective
- referral point for Government support
- we're undertaking daily research into health orders, restrictions and government support packages to ensure current information is available and distributed to key business networks
Check out the links below for more information, or call our Business Liaison Service.
Both the Federal and NSW State Governments have announced economic stimulus in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak.
Small business owners should contact Service NSW Business Concierge or call 13 77 88 for personalised advice on financial and business support.
You can access financial assistance, eligibility and timing for new government support for Australian businesses at business.gov.au
If you are a small business or tourism operator, check out the Barrington Coast Business Hub for information about available support.
Local businesses adversely affected by COVID-19 can also access Council staff via our Business Liaison Service (see the first tab above) if you need help connecting with government support and advice to help navigate this difficult time.
Social media webinars for business
Webinar 1: How to make social media work for your business
Download the presentation.(PDF, 3MB)
Webinar 2: The importance of #HashTags
Download the presentation(PDF, 15MB)
Webinar 3 - Building and engaging with your audience
Download the presentation(PDF, 6MB)