Support local business: Reiwa
REAL Estate Institute of WA president David Airey is encouraging people to support local enterprise this Saturday as part of Small Business Day.
Mr Airey will host a morning tea of coffee and Italian pastries at Lucioli for business owners and managers from 11am.
“We need small business to punch above its weight,” he said.
“If small business fails, communities fail.”
Launched by Small Business Matters last Thursday, the inaugural Small Business Day aims to celebrate and recognise the contribution small businesses make in WA.
Small Business Matters cofounder Nicolle Jenkins said the event would create awareness of the role small business played in creating a healthy and sustainable economy.
“When a small business disappears you have reduced competition, less product diversity, less money going back in Western Australia, less support for your community, and fewer jobs,” Ms Jenkins said.
Ninety-seven per cent of privately owned businesses in WA are small businesses;
There are more than 210,000 small businesses in WA;
Small businesses account for nearly half of private sector industry employment; and
Nearly half of all jobs created in WA are created by the small business sector.