Find out what’s happening at BBP with online and real life networking sessions, business meet-ups and zoom information and discussion sessions on a range of topics and featuring special guests and experts, including some of our very own Better Business members talking about their business and how it could help yours!  Also links here to special webinars and presentations offered by our member businesses and partners all focusing on helping you to become a Better Business!

Do you participate in a local sporting team, community group, charity, religious group, or non-for-profit?  Come along to learn how the upcoming NSW Plastics Ban applies to all organisations, not just businesses. Join this free educational online session to learn about:

  1. what single use plastic items are banned and from when;
  2. what scenarios these banned items feature in especially for community and sporting groups
  3. what viable alternatives are available?

Meet our special guests Plastic Free Sophia who originally petitioned the NSW Government in 2018 at the age of 14 collecting more than 10,000 signatures to ban the plastic bag and who continues to be a plastic free role model for all also being a part of Sustainable Sports Program through her local soccer club.

We also are very pleased to have Jen Stokes, Ku-ring-gai’s Environmental Citizen of the Year 2022  who leads up the vibrant and active Boomerang Bags Ku-ring-gai group talk to us about bringing community and environment together!

DATE: Wednesday 6 June
TIME: 6.30-7.30PM
WHERE: online session via ZOOM

Register for your free spot below.

Neutral Bay Community Centre Business Forum Thursday 2 June 5.30 - 7pm

Previous Sessions

Are you ready for the Plastic Ban?

Join our BBP Program Manager, Ali Devlin and our expert guest speaker, Ebony Johnson from the National Retail Association, to understand what the ban means for your business or organisation. Get prepared now with information on which plastic items are banned and the alternative options available for you.

Watch the recording HERE.

Digital Marketing Workshop

Calling ALL small business owners struggling with their online presence.  This four-hour session with top Australian trainer, Heather Porter, is ideal for time-poor business owners new to the digital game or those who are not getting the results they want.   

When: Wednesday 30 March, 4-8pm
Where: Hornsby RSL
Cost: $25 – 100% of registration fees will be donated to Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Women’s Shelter

Managing Food Waste

Sarah Rhodes, Willoughby Council BBP PM lead a broad overview of the topic of food waste – from farm to table! 

Watch the recording HERE.

Tricky waste solutions for Hair, Beauty and Pet grooming salons

Ali Devlin, BBP hosts Pip Curnow, Sustainable Salons on how waste streams from the hairdressing and beauty industry can be part of a closed loop recycling initiative. 

Watch the recording HERE.


Terracycle shows how to build your customer base through participation in community waste initiatives.

Watch the recorded video from 10 Sept HERE.

Attract your ideal customer using your social mission.

Business Coach Brook McCarthy explains how to communicate the message to your audience to build customers.

Watch the recorded session HERE.  

Are carbon offsets right for your business?

Sarah from BBP gives guidance on the complex world of carbon offsetting, with examples of carbon offsetting programs that BBP have vetted to give you key indicators on what to look out for. 

This event was recorded on Friday 20 August 2-3pm. 

Watch the recording HERE.

How to make your business sustainable!

Willoughby BBP Program Manager Sarah Rhodes shows how to implement eco-friendly initiatives in your business!

This event was recorded on Friday 13 August 2-3pm.

Watch the video HERE.


Ku-ring-gai Council Business Webinars

Ku-ring-gai Council Open for Business webinars and sessions help local companies and individuals maintain and protect their businesses.  Since April 2020, more than 800 attendees have learnt about marketing, business planning and much more.  Watch previous recorded Business Support webinars here.