Small Business Breakfast
Back by popular demand after the October 2020 Small Business Breakfast on resilience, Catherine DeVrye will reinforce some timeless wisdom; plus provide new material to help you and your business in times of change.
Best-selling author of 8 books translated into a dozen languages, former Australian Executive Woman of the Year Catherine understands service and resilience from both a professional and personal perspective.
Starting life in an orphanage and a cancer survivor, she’s held leadership roles in IBM and government and has been a successful small business owner for over 20 years.
Combining baby boomer experience with Gen X energy, Catherine’s content and humour will offer a unique perspective on customer focus, change and resilience to help you be of better service to your clients, community and yourself.
Wednesday 28 April, 7:30am – 8:30am (breakfast
from 7:00am), Terrace Function Room, LG, Lane Cove Community
event, breakfast provided, bookings essentials
Support local businesses
The Lane Cove Gift Card can be redeemed at shops, cafes, restaurants and other retail outlets in Lane Cove.
Your Lane Cove Gift Card may be purchased at any of our load-up stores. The minimum load amount is $30. A sincere thank you to all the retailers who have registered their participation in Council’s Lane Cove Gift Card.
Where can I spend a Lane Cove Gift Card?
Visit Shop Lane Cove to view participating businesses and what they offer. You can also download a list of participating businesses.
Where can I purchase a Lane Cove Gift Card?
Download the list of participating businesses. You can purchase a Lane Cove Gift Card at the businesses marked with an asterisks. If you don't live in the area, you can also purchase a Lane Cove Gift Card online through Why Leave Town.
If you'd like to order a large amount of Lane Cove Gift Cards, please fill out the online form through Why Leave Town.
How do I check how much money I have left on my Gift Card?
If you're a card holder and would like to check the balance of your Gift Card, please visit the Why Leave Town website and enter your card details.
Council encourages the community to shop locally as part of its ongoing Love Where You Shop Lane Cove campaign. This includes a range of exciting annual events, supporting materials and opportunities for local businesses to come together to promote their business to local residents.
Did you know there are more than 150 businesses listed on the Shop Lane Cove website? Watch our new video below for a glimpse of the range of local businesses you can find on www.shoplanecove.com.au and visit the website to discover even more. Stuck at home? Need something delivered? You can also search by delivery method so that you can continue to support your local businesses throughout 2020.
Are you a local business that would like to list on Shop Lane Cove for free? Simply click on the 'Add Listing' section in the website menu and set your information up - it takes less than five minutes. You'll then have your own login to return to the website and update your service and product offerings as often as you like.
This video was funded by NSW Small Business Month.
Lane Cove Coffee Guide 2020-21
What better way for local coffee lovers to explore the local area than by visiting close to 40 coffee outlets across Lane Cove. Whether you need a new local for your morning pick-me-up, somewhere close by or something a little different, this guide will point you in the right direction. With handy maps to help you find your way, you will always know where the closest fuelling station is.
Download your free Lane Cove Coffee Guide or click the image (right).
More Free Support for Local Businesses
Has your business been impacted by COVID-19? Wondering how to plan for what happens next, including sustainable success?
Council is offering Lane Cove businesses a free online training program that is tailored to our local business community. It can help you:
- Minimise disruption to your business during this crisis
- Identify new opportunities and revenue streams
- Set yourself up for a quick recovery once we get to the other side of this crisis
Delivered by Grant Hartley from Brand Local, this short program is designed to provide Lane Cove business owners with simple and effective solutions that can be executed quickly at low to no cost.
Kick-start your journey with the basic fundamentals in as little as half a day or take full advantage of the additional resources and continue at your own pace. You can stop and start at anytime, giving you the flexibility to complete the sessions when it suits you.
Find out more and sign up for the free Lane Cove program today.
In addition to Council's tailored program, the NSW Government has also announced a range of free webinars that you may find useful. Over the next two weeks there are seminars on creative incomes, Google analytics, innovation and managing people to name a few. Find out more on the Business Connect website.
To provide further assistance to businesses, Council is this week launching www.shoplanecove.com.au. It's free for businesses to list and you can update your delivery information as often as you need so that locals can find out if you're offering pick-up, delivery, online services etc.
What's On in Lane Cove Plaza: Free Events!
To encourage the community to shop locally and linger longer in Lane Cove, Council is promoting a set of free regular programs hosted in Lane Cove Plaza. Check back for updated information on specific events.
**PLEASE NOTE THAT THE BELOW EVENTS HAVE BEEN POSTPONED DUE TO COVID-19 ADVICE**
First Fridays: Fun for Kids!
3:30pm - 5:00pm
Kick off the weekend with a free afternoon craft or games session near the Green.
Second Saturdays: Saturday Sounds
10:00am - 12:00pm
Soak up a live music performance while enjoying your weekend coffee, brunch or weekly shop.
Watch the 2016 Sydney Weekender segment featuring Lane Cove's Coffee Carnevale.
Missed Business - A Guide for Small Business
The Missed Business
guide provides some practical information about how to attract more customers by providing better access to your business for your customers.
Additional information about shopping locally
Lane Cove village shopping precinct is in the heart of Lane Cove while a number of other shopping hubs are located throughout the Municipality including Greenwich, Yorks Corner, Figtree, Lane Cove West, Mowbray Road and St Leonards.
Download the Lane Cove Alive app for your phone or view the app online. The app includes a map of retailers in the Lane Cove village.
In the coming months this website will provide links to a variety of additional information about Love Where You Shop activities.