Sup­port lo­cal busi­ness: Reiwa

Western Suburbs Weekly - - News -

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.

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