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Supporting local business

We are here to empower and support local businesses to foster new partnerships and establish connections with essential entities required for the growth of your business.

Newsletter

Each month we distribute an e-bulletin called Business Matters to customers and other local business operators, covering relevant news, industry updates, what's on for business, grants and funding, as well as blog articles with advice and simple strategies to help business owners.

We also highlight local stories and drive campaigns, events and initiatives that celebrate Maitland as a great place to live, visit and invest.

Social media

We love to use our social media channels to highlight local businesses and share their stories.

Our MyMaitland Instagram and Facebook pages showcase the best of Maitland as a vibrant destination and the great businesses we have.

Small Business Month

Celebrating and supporting small business is important to Maitland City Council.

Small business owners need a diverse set of skills to effectively manage their business. However, when it comes to ‘selling’ themselves and their business, they often find it overwhelming to get their story across the way they want it, especially when facing a crowd, a camera or the media. Gain insights from fellow local business operators regarding their branding, online visibility, resilience and team support in our business highlight videos. 

Networking and Business events

Business Hunter

Business Hunter offers a diverse range of events catering to a broad cross section of the region's business community. From monthly business breakfasts ideal for small and medium business owners to exclusive Hunter First CEO Connect events. 

Maitland Business Chamber

Maitland Business Chamber hold monthly networking events for members and non members. 

Business support networks

There are a number of support programs and business networks that can help with your business.

  • Maitland Business Chamber is an industry network in Maitland that can help with creating strong business relationships, receiving useful advice and tips, and learning what’s happening in the community.
  • The Business Centre supports all stages of business with a team of advisors made up of exceptional professionals who have all operated their own business and are passionate about seeing clients succeed. The advisors work with you at the pace you need to achieve your goals. 
  • Hunter Region Business Hub provides professional services and support to businesses of all shapes, sizes and fields.
  • Self Employment Assistance provides a range of services for current and aspiring business owners, ranging from flexible individual Business Advice Sessions to a structured 12-month package of Small Business Coaching. 
  • Business.gov.au provides information, grants, services and support from across government to help your business succeed. 
  • Business Concierge - 'One stop shop’ for hospitality businesses to find out more about new liquor licence reforms.

Visitor Economy resources

If you play a role in running a business or event that engages with visitors to Maitland, you can access various resources and assets via the Visitor Economy Industry Hub on MyMaitland.

This includes tools such as:

  • Image library and marketing promotion assets
  • Industry contacts, events and data
  • Event and visitor attraction support
  • Regular newsletters.

MyMaitland website

MyMaitland captures every major event across the City, and all the visitor economy businesses and experiences people can enjoy. Tourism operators are also encouraged to connect with us on the Australian Tourism Data Warehouse.

Grant funding

There’s plenty of available grants that can help fund the start or growth of your business.

Council’s Vibrant City Sponsorship provides financial sponsorship to businesses, community groups and events. There is a range of other available grants from Council and other governing bodies on the Maitland Grant Hub.

Connect with Council business staff

We’re available to meet with you to discuss your enquiries and help your business succeed.

You can contact our Business Engagement Officer who will be able to lead you in the right direction.

See Also
Economic development
Business permits & approvals