Newsletter June 2024

Message from the Chair

Hobart businesses and visitors to our city are suffering from current traffic management decisions, and this is only going to get worse.

The City of Hobart plans to remove 59 parking spaces from Collins St in the inner CBD to make way for dual bike lanes.

The removal of so much on-street parking does not consider people with mobility issues, our ageing population and inadequate public transport system.

To see the ways you can provide feedback to the City of Hobart on this issue visit:

Edwin Johnstone
Chair, Confederation of Greater Hobart Business

June 2024 Business Networking Event

Understanding and Maximising Your Value

Anna Stover will introduce a framework for maximising your value, either as a small business or as a member of a team. This session will be practical and interactive.

You will leave with a very simple framework to keep working with which can guide and support your business strategy, employee alignment and value proposition.

Location: L2, 83 Salamanca Place, Hobart
Date: Tuesday 28th June 2024
Time: 5:00pm – 6:30pm
Drinks and nibbles provided
Book tickets:

Small businesses need help as well

Published: The Mercury 28th May 2024.

There is no doubt that small businesses are doing it tough at the moment.

The growing number of vacant shops is an obvious sign with many more just scraping by.

Now more than ever it is vital the State Government recognises this and assists where possible.

But why help small businesses isn’t the Government better off focusing on health and housing?

Full Article:

Collins Street Parking Changes

On this page you will find information regarding the planned changes to Collins St and how they could potentially affect Hobart small businesses in the CBD.

More info:

Claiming small business tax deductions

Small businesses can claim tax deductions for most business expenses. The ATO has an online short course: Claiming Small Business Tax Deductions.

This course covers expenses you can deduct immediately, expenses you can deduct over time and expenses you can never deduct.

More info:

Become a Member of CGHB

Annual Membership is $55 and includes:

  • Subsidiary TCCI membership through Chamber Alliance (Value $399)
  • Advocacy on your behalf to Local and State Governments.
  • Regular networking events with discounted rates for members.
  • Your business is promoted on our website.
  • Opportunities to market your business to our members.
  • Regular online newsletters.

About Us

The CGHB is a not for profit small business networking and advocacy group. We are run by a board of volunteers who all have an interest in small business via ownership, consulting, or education.

We are apolitical and do not seek financial assistance from Government sources. Membership fees and our events are our only source of income.

For us to remain 100% independent we need support from the small business community by becoming members.

With that support we will continue to offer affordable membership, hold monthly business networking events and provide an independent voice for small businesses in Greater Hobart.