We provide help and guidance for business success

Our Manager of Economic Development is a conduit for business and industry to succeed in doing business in Lismore.

We are well aware it can be tricky to navigate the world of Council regulations and red tape. Sometimes it can be overwhelming for those starting out.

Our Manager of Economic Development is here to help businesses of any kind, big or small, with due diligence and negotiating Council requirements to help you open your doors to the general public. The priority is helping to assist business to flourish in Lismore while ensuring the community is comfortable and supportive of the growth and development occurring in the city. The Manager of Economic Development is also an advocate for the implementation of high-speed broadband, the reduction of red tape and other initiatives that will help businesses innovate and remain competitive in today’s economy.

As part of the role, our Manager of Economic Development builds trusting relationships so businesses can feel confident that they can come to us for sound advice, relevant information and professional guidance to succeed in any chosen endeavour.

A passionate voice for Lismore, our Manager of Economic Development is also implementing Innovate Lismore 2024: Economic Development Strategy 2019-2024, an economic strategy developed with community to build Lismore’s prosperity as well as using the Lismore Prospectus to leverage new investment. Our Manager of Economic Development is working to ensure these documents don’t just sit on a shelf, but are catalysts for creating a thriving and modern city that offers quality services and an enviable lifestyle.

If you need help developing your business or development project, phone our Manager of Economic Development today on 02 6625 0458 or 0427 003 645.

Small Business Month

During Small Business Month we have partnered with Northern Region Business Enterprise Centre (NRBEC) to deliver the upcoming online workshop “Get Known, Get Found – Build your Business Presence Online”.

With over 25 years of experience supporting businesses to grow, Liza Lyttle runs the Digital Solutions program in the region and will deliver two, one-hour online workshop sessions. Choose a workshop time that suits your schedule.

The online workshops will support you as a small business operator to identify ways to increase your visibility and sales in a digital world. The workshop will assist small business owners in 3 key areas: 

  • to enhance brand awareness (including SEO),
  • easy social media content planning tips; and
  • how Digital Marketers use Calendars to achieve goals and thrive.
The first 10 registered participants at each workshop will receive up to 3 hours of sponsored, 1-to-1 Digital Business Advice with the presenter. All participants will receive a handy Digital Business Solutions resource.

The events will be held on: