IT'S time to get down to business at breakfast time.
The Bathurst Business Chamber has launched a new initiative that will bring the business community together each week for an early-morning talk session.
Branded Bathurst Business on Toast, chamber president Angus Edwards said business owners can hear others' success stories, as well as have exclusive access to informative guest speakers.
"It's just another way to promote some of the local businesses we've got, a networking opportunity and educating businesses on things that are relevant to them," he said.
The first event was held on June 5 and saw Bathurst Regional Council's economic development manager, Steve Bowman, chat about the economic outlook and drivers for Bathurst.
A second Bathurst Business on Toast session was held on Wednesday at Bathurst RSL, with the spotlight placed on local business owner Matthew Holden, of The 4WD Zone.
It is intended that the weekly events will alternate between having a guest speaker and a "member in focus" address the room.
Mr Edwards said the event has a relaxed atmosphere and is simply an additional tool to help business owners.
"It's not meant to be a big four-hour lecture. What we want is for people to turn up and take away three to four tips from them and make incremental changes to their businesses," he said.
Each session so far has attracted around 15 people, which Mr Edwards said was a good number to start with.
"We aren't looking for hundreds to turn up," he said.
The next Bathurst Business on Toast session will be held at Bathurst RSL Club on Wednesday, June 19.
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Tickets cost $25 for business chamber members and $32.50 for non-chamber members.
Bookings are essential as these events are cashless, and tickets must be purchased by 6pm the day prior to the event.
For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.facebook.com/bathurstbusinesschamber.
In addition to Bathurst Business on Toast, the chamber also offers regular after hours events for members to discuss business matters and network with each other.
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