14 November 2018
Small business owners learnt how Kwinana is becoming an increasingly attractive place to operate at the Kwinana Small Business Lunch, held on Friday, 9 November.
Local businesses were treated to lunch and a free networking, courtesy of the City of Kwinana and the Office of Hon. Roger Cook – Deputy Premier; Minister for Health; Mental Health with David Eaton, the Small Business Commissioner, attending as a special guest presenter.
Attendees heard about Kwinana's continuing residential and business growth over recent times and how these figures aren't slowing down anytime soon, especially with the City's population forecast to double over the next 20 years.
"Our rapidly growing population presents enormous potential to current and prospective business owners, which is evident through our business growth figures," said Kwinana Mayor Carol Adams.
"Last financial year, a staggering 988 businesses were created in the City of Kwinana. Many of these are pursued in people's spare time and the majority were sole traders, mostly starting from home."
Commissioner Eaton imparted some valuable advice and tips for current small business owners and for those who are conducting their due diligence before commencing their own business.
Mayor Adams also advised the many business owners in attendance that the City of Kwinana continues to support local businesses through grants, offering workshops in conjunction with the Small Business Development Corporation, through support programs for home-based businesses, by providing assistance to understand the local market, through business planning support and initiatives aimed at supporting Kwinana's youth to get a head start in business.
"The City is serious about supporting local businesses and is working to reduce red tape, provide better services and build partnerships with local business owners," Mayor Adams said.