Small business

Parramatta is an ideal place for small businesses. The combination of steady population growth, a thriving CBD and increased investment from government, means Parramatta offers small businesses the right environment for success.

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Businesses choose Parramatta

Businesses choose Parramatta

Small business is the backbone of any city’s economic success. It’s no different in the City of Parramatta. The Greater Parramatta region has more than 20,000 small businesses across a range of industries including a flourishing retail and hospitality sector, health and administrative services.

The combination of steady population growth, a thriving CBD, and increased investment from the government means Parramatta offers small businesses the right environment for success.

Small business seminars and workshops

Running a business requires a broad set of skills. The Council partners with government agencies and teaching institutions to provide programs and initiatives that support new and existing small businesses. These include practical seminars and workshops on:

  • Developing your business
  • Improving employment skills
  • Understanding regulations and permit requirements

The Council was Service NSW’s first partner with their ‘Easy to do Business’ program, which is a NSW Government program aimed at reducing red tape and other complications when starting or growing a business. 

Discover Council's Small Business Programs and Support 

Small business entrepreneurs listen intently and take notes during a seminar on small business social media practices

Opportunities for small business in Parramatta

The City continually looks for opportunities to further develop Parramatta into a city that welcomes and nurtures small business. It’s important that affordable commercial spaces are available to attract, retain and grow more diverse small businesses and broaden the city’s economic base.

Large development and urban renewal projects throughout the City in the following precincts are presenting small business with numerous opportunities:

  • Parramatta CBD
  • Parramatta Square
  • Parramatta North
  • Sydney Olympic Park
  • Auto Alley
  • Epping
  • Camellia
  • Rydalmere
  • Westmead
  • Silverwater
Aerial image of the Parramatta CBD taken from the east looking west across the CBD small business opportunity south of the river and proximity to the north residential side.

More information

More information

Visit the Council’s website for more information on setting up and running a small business or visit Service NSW.