NTG Newsroom: Launch of October Business Month 2021

October Business Month 2021

October Business Month (OBM) is back for 2021, and this year is bigger and better than ever.

Through this program, the Territory Government continues to support small businesses to recover and rebound from the economic impacts of COVID-19, delivering over 90 workshops and networking events during October Business Month 2021.

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on Territory businesses, especially those in hospitality, events, entertainment and tourism industries.

To help Territorians navigate through the current economic climate and businesses challenges, we are delivering a refreshed OBM program specifically tailored to each region.

The focus in each region is to give small businesses access to keynote presentations, masterclasses, local experts and practical information to help business owners, operators and employees respond to the ongoing impacts of COVID-19.

Our Territory Success Stories include a diverse range of Territory business owners and entrepreneurs, each of whom will bring their own local story to inspire and share practical skills with the business community.

Once again Territory businesses also have a chance to showcase their innovative ideas and win up to $1 million in Venture Capital at the inaugural Croc Pitch event.

Many OBM events are free to attend and there is a nominal charge to attend keynote presentations and masterclasses.

As part of the OBM COVID-19 Event Safety Plan all attendees must register to attend events.

The OBM program kicks off in Gove on Tuesday 5 October.

Check out the full OBM program and register for events today at October Business Month | Northern Territory Government


Quotes from Minister for Small Business, Paul Kirby

“OBM is iconic in the Territory – it has supported small businesses for 27 years and it continues to provide access to events designed to inspire and grow our Territory businesses.”

“This year will see a high-quality program full of practical information relevant to Territory business and industry.”

“I encourage all business owners to jump online and check out the program and register for workshops and events, to help grow your business.”


About Croc Pitch 2021

With up to $1 million in Venture Capital up for grabs, Croc Pitch is looking for entrepreneurs or growing businesses that have a scalable innovation, product or technology that will provide a direct benefit to the Northern Territory. This year, Croc Pitch has added a virtual presence, so you can pitch from anywhere! We’re going global to further draw the attention of co-investors and to foster potential innovation partnerships.

This event isn’t only for participants, come and join us at the Darwin Innovation Hub to watch some exciting pitching, see what ideas are taking shape in the Territory, be inspired by our guest speakers and most importantly… to NETWORK!

Learn more about Croc Pitch 2021