Ages in­creas­ing

Canning Gazette - - SHOP LOCAL -

NEARLY two-thirds of small busi­ness own­ers in Aus­tralia are ap­proach­ing re­tire­ment age, ac­cord­ing to a re­cent re­port.

The Small Busi­ness Counts re­port from Aus­tralian Small Busi­ness and Fam­ily En­ter­prise Om­buds­man Kate Car­nell said 61 per cent of small busi­ness own­ers were be­tween 45 and 59 years old.

“The small busi­ness land­scape will be trans­formed over the com­ing years with a sig­nif­i­cant num­ber of older small busi­ness own­ers ex­pected to re­tire, sell or move on,” Ms Car­nell said.

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