RBF is a member of the NSW Business Chamber Alliance, and through that Alliance we can offer members $1200 worth of valuable extra benefits. These benefits are only available to members who opt in to the Alliance. If you’d like to join us you’ll see there’s a handy box you can tick on our membership form which means we’ll opt you in ASAP so you can take advantage of this program. What are you waiting for?
What you get as part of the Alliance:
Workplace Advice Line – 13 29 59
The Workplace Advice Line is a team of dedicated workplace specialists who are available to answer your questions arising from the management of your staff, legislative compliance, workplace policies, workplace processes or issues that may arise from a particular situation or event in your workplace.
The Workplace Advice Line can assist with questions regarding:
- industrial relations information
- human resources issues
- workplace safety advice
- Modern Award provisions and interpretation
- wage rates
- workplace policies
- redundancy and termination
- leave provisions
- workers compensation
- creating a flexible work place.
With guidance from our specialist advisers you can make workplace decisions with confidence and resolve potential problems or issues quickly.
One phone call can save you costly legal bills and help you make workplace decisions with confidence.
Local Chamber Members are entitled to 3 telephone calls per annum.
NSW Business Chamber helps businesses connect and stay informed through our comprehensive program of education and networking events.
The diverse event program includes networking, education workshops and seminars held as either a breakfast, lunch or evening function across the state.
With a focus on practical strategies and tactics, NSW Business Chamber education events deliver relevant, timely and essential business education topics.
Timed to fit around your working day, our events are run by subject matter experts and include real life case studies and practical take-aways that you can implement immediately in your business.
People (HR, IR and WHS)
– Parental leave, entitlements and flexibility
– WHS in your workplace
– Enterprise bargaining
Legal and compliance
– Changes to consumer law
– Termination and unfair dismissal
– Discrimination, harassment and bullying
Business planning and performance
– How to access grants for your business
– Writing a business plan that doesn’t end up in the bottom drawer
Sales and marketing
– Using social media to grow your business
– Marketing in a digital world
– The art of business networking
Finance and tax
– Funding business growth
– Economic updates
– Cash flow concepts
Education events are made available to Local Chamber members as a complimentary entitlement or at a discounted LCC member rate.
NSW Business Chamber can help you expand your business connections, raise your business profile and build invaluable new business relationships with our popular networking events.
Held primarily in the CBD, networking events feature the unique 60 second soapbox segment, where members have one minute in front of the audience to talk about their business, promote their offering, extend exclusive special offers or highlight recent wins or successes in their field. Including hands-on show and tell in some cases, the 60 second soapbox segment is a high energy start to the evening that sets the tone for effective and efficient networking throughout the night.
Networking events are made available to Local Chamber members as a complimentary entitlement.
Business Hotline – 13 26 96
The NSW Business Chamber Hotline is available for members to call Monday – Friday 8:30am – 5:30pm. Our Hotline staff will advise or connect you with the right information and support for all your business questions.
Access to the Business Hotline is an entitlement for all Local Chamber members.
Online Business Directory
NSW Business Chamber affords you the opportunity to promote your offerings to the wider business community via our Online Business Directory which is featured on our Corporate Website www.nswbusinesschamber.com.au
This can help you acquire new customers, sell more to existing customers or expand into new markets.
You control the content in your listing, and can also use the directory to promote special offers or deals to our membership business community.
Access to the Online Business Directory is an entitlement for all Local Chamber members.
Business Connect Magazine and e-newsletters
Published quarterly and with monthly e-newsletters, Business Connect keeps members up to date on the issues impacting business today and tomorrow.
With features, news and analysis and analysis on workplace safety, legislative changes, general business news and critical business updates, as well as in depth interviews and regular contributions from our specialists and subject matter experts, Business Connect will help you stay up to date with any changes, understand what you need to do to comply, develop best practice strategies and understand the implications for business.
The Business Connect Magazine and Monthly e-Newsletter are a Local Chamber Member entitlement. Discounted advertising rates are available for Local Chamber members.
WorkplaceInfo is a subscription based online resource that gives HR/IR managers and professionals up-to-the-minute news and information. It provides news, analysis, Q&A, tools and advice that an IR/HR & Payroll professional requires to help manage the HR requirements of a business.
* It delivers daily news of the latest HR/IR decisions, developments and leading trends to your desktop via email.
* It provides access to practical tools such as Employment A-Z & Pocket Guides to help manage specific HR functions.
* It has deep links to the case report and/or legislation in the AustLII (Australian Legal Information Institute) site.
WorkplaceInfo is the ideal resource to help in maintaining and updating your company’s existing IR/HR & Payroll procedures/systems. The site covers every aspect of IR/HR & Payroll including;
- State by State legislation
- Recruitment issues
- Payroll issues
- Performance Management
- Termination and Redundancy
- HR In Practice with step-by-step guides to employment practice and industrial action
- EEO and Privacy
- Work–life balance
- OHS and Workers Comp
- Q&A Collection
A free 14 x day trial is available for Local Chamber Members.
WorkplaceOHS is an online resource for workplace safety professionals. Including daily news, analysis and resources, it helps equip those responsible for decision-making and the day to day management of workplace safety in the business to make sound decisions. WorkplaceOHS includes:
- Daily news alerts delivered to your inbox.
- Guides and checklists – use and adapt our template documents to your own business needs.
- Business tips
- Comprehensive resource library
- Q&A library – provides answers to popularly asked questions.
- Powerful search engine which allows you to find what you need fast.
- Ability to tag your favourite documents, create your own personal document library within this powerful tool.
A free 14 x day trial is available for Local Chamber Members.
Ask Us How
Ask Us How is an online resource that can be accessed 24/7, providing you with detailed business guides, checklist ‘how to’ articles and tools covering key business areas including:
- Operations and services
- Planning and strategy
- Sales and marketing
Access to ‘Ask Us How’ is an entitlement for all Local Chamber members.
Member Benefits Program
NSW Business Chamber, in association with leading energy management experts Energetics, has introduced the Better Energy Manager Program.
This program will help to reduce your energy costs by providing access to a competitive energy deal.
Energetics will also provide members with tools and resources to help you use less energy including:
- A comprehensive 50 question diagnostic to help you control expenses and energy usage.
- A library of online articles and fact sheets which will help you increase energy efficiencies.
- A dedicated customer support phone line.
NSW Business Chamber has partnered with Allianz to give members up to 15% off the business insurance range, a rate not available to the general market.
Members who establish business insurance with Allianz, through NSWBC, will also have access to special discounts on certain personal insurance products including home insurance, landlord and motor insurance.
Office Solutions Savings
NSW Business Chamber has selected Corporate Express to be a part of the Member Benefits Program to deliver real savings to members. . Corporate Express caters for every aspect of your business with office products, IT solutions, business management, print management, canteen and catering, promotional marketing, facility supplies and education.
A national distribution network provides reliable, next day delivery direct to your desk, with easy online electronic purchasing available 24/7 and a consolidated invoice at month end.
Sustainability Savings (GreenBizCheck is covered elsewhere)
Through the Member Benefits Program NSW Business Chamber is working with GreenBizCheck, a world leader in sustainability certification, to deliver a cost effective way to make your business more efficient and combat rising energy prices.
Sustainable business practices improve your bottom line through operational cost savings, as well as attract the growing number of environmentally conscious buyers.
Sustainability certification is now required for many government tenders and increasingly required in the private sector as well.
GreenBizCheck certification provides a comprehensive online assessment and an action-oriented report.
Access to the Member Benefits program is a membership entitlement.
NSW Business Chamber Direct Membership
Local Chamber Members have the opportunity to obtain full NSWBC Membership at a 20% discount on condition of retaining Local Chamber membership.