March 3

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I just LOVE local and so does Blue Mountains City Council with its fabulous LOVE LOCAL campaign that includes recipes, videos and fascinating information about our local businesses, as well as a Business Directory so you can LOVE local too.

It was such a treat, despite this wet and soggy day, to be able to head to the friendly and helpful team at Bike Minded in Wentworth Falls to take the next step in my ‘becoming a cyclist’ journey. They ordered me in a bike rack and a TrolleyTote Folding Basket so I can bring home produce from the Farm every Sunday – I’m definitely eliminating excuses to drive rather than cycle!

They also bent over backwards to reassure me that if I had trouble putting on the bike rack I could just bring my bike in and they’d do it for me!!!!!! You don’t get that with online shopping …. so guess where I’ll be taking my bike tomorrow!

I am so grateful that they, and so many of our other small businesses exist, but most of them have definitely been struggling in the last few years.

March is Small Business Month

On Friday 25 and Saturday 26 March, Blue Mountains City Council is collaborating with a range of groups to support our businesses by providing a FREE Small Business Program of Events at the Mid Mountains Neighbourhood Centre.

It’s a great opportunity to do some networking, learn about grant writing and social media for small businesses and creators, learn how to negotiate, and lots more.

It’s also a great way to build a support network to get through these challenging times.

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