Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - OPINION -

WHILE I would ap­plaud any­one with zeal want­ing to open a small busi­ness, I of­ten won­der why such en­ter­prises don’t seem to last long.

When one sees an­other dress store, or sport shop, open­ing next to an al­ready ex­ist­ing one, I feel that the new owner has per­haps not done the thor­ough re­search needed to make the new ven­ture vi­able.

When pass­ing by, one hears com­ments such as:

“I don’t think this store is go­ing to last very long,” or “Heav­ens, an­other cof­fee shop. We have too many here al­ready.”

It isn’t sur­pris­ing when the par­tic­u­lar busi­ness “is here to­day and gone to­mor­row.”

I know that the Govern­ment is urg­ing peo­ple to start new busi­nesses.

While com­mend­able, it would be bet­ter to stop peo­ple bor­row­ing large sums of money and get­ting into se­ri­ous debt from do­ing so. ROSA LARSEN, River­ton.

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