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Newsletter May 2024

Message from the Chair

Thank you to everyone who attended our recent Legislative Council Election forum for the seat of Hobart.

It was great to hear from the candidates on not only small businesses issues but a range of issues that affect our local communities.

Congratulations to new Legislative Council members Cassy O,Connor in Hobart and Bec Thomas in Elwick.

Looking to our May Event we have Eileen Eaton from the ATO presenting their new online learning platform, “Essentials to Strengthen Your Small Business”.

This event is a great opportunity for small businesses owners to meet representatives from the ATO and make sure they are staying compliant with Australian business regulations.

Edwin Johnstone
Chair, Confederation of Greater Hobart Business


May 2024 Networking Event
Essentials to Strengthen Your Small Business

Our May Networking Event will feature guest speaker Eileen Eaton, Director for small business tailored support programs at the Australian Taxation Office.

Eileen will introduce you to the ATO’s new online learning platform designed to help both new and existing small businesses master tax and super essentials and get their obligations right.

Co-created with small businesses and education experts, the ‘Essentials to strengthen your small business’ website includes more than 20 short courses, and learning pathways that can be customised depending on the industry, structure or lifecycle stage of the business.

  • Location: 83 Salamanca Place, Hobart
  • Date: Tuesday 28th May 2024
  • Time: 5:00pm – 7:00pm
  • Cost: $8 members / $18 non members

Food and drinks will be provided. Open to members and non-members, our events are a chance to connect with people in the Greater Hobart area, discuss local issues, share advice, and offer support.


Jobs Tasmania Supported by

Connecting you to local job seekers

Identifying and engaging with job seekers is critical for businesses to remain competitive in a tight labour market. The Regional Jobs Hub Network developed by Jobs Tasmania supports you to connect with local job seekers.

You can get in touch with the following jobs hubs in Greater Hobart to seek support.


New Workplace Relations Legislation

The Australian Government has made changes to workplace laws as part of their ‘Closing Loopholes’ reforms.

The implementation of these changes is being staggered over time.

Changes from 1 July 2024 include a revised definition of casual employment.


Welcome new member Futago

A multi-disciplinary team with skills across graphic design, architecture, lighting design, sculpture and project management.

Brand conscious creativity.

There is no such thing as creativity in isolation. Brand conscious creativity recognises that everything is connected for the brand and those who engage with it.

We’re always conscious of the business problems that need solving and always conscious of the brand’s role in its market and its impact.


Welcome new member Anna Stover Consulting

Anna Stover Consulting offers individually developed and highly practical programs of help to enhance your professional and personal relationships.

Anna’s programs teach you HOW and support you to build sustainable practices by establishing the systems and habits you need to achieve the results you are seeking


Welcome new member Salamanca Realty

Elevating your property experience is our art. Specialising in: Property Management | Residential | Business, Commercial & Industrial.

The Salamanca Realty team are the area specialists for central Hobart, Battery Point, Sandy Bay and surrounding suburbs.


Welcome new member Wakeford Digital

Wakeford Digital does the heavy lifting to help small businesses in Hobart and Tasmania have a successful online presence through web design, SEO, videography and more.

They work specifically with small and medium businesses – understanding Their goals and creating a digital marketing strategy to achieve online success.


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.