I do a fair bit of work for the NSW Department of State and Regional Development (DSRD) and I’m always amazed at the passion they have for helping people like me keep their businesses going. Last week I had the pleasure of running a web writing session for their annual Small Business Week about connecting to your online audience. Around 60 small biz folk rocked up to Dee Why RSL on a warm, sunny morning, and I must say they were so enthusiastic, funny and warm.

I heard so many great stories about really interesting small enterprises that people are running from their sunrooms all over town, which as always got me thinking about my own web projects and where I’d like to go to from here.

It’s always great to have a plan. Even if it’s not the one you end up using.

Here’s a snap of some happy networkers at the event. A huge thanks to Neil Davidson from Business Enterprise Centre Northside and Shannon Dearing and Maria Estrada from the DSRD for making it all come together on the day (the scones were great too).

Workshop participants working the room at DSRD's Small Business Week

Workshop participants working the room