As part of Liverpool Plains Shire Council’s (LPSC) endeavours to drive local economic development it is looking forward to partnering with the NSW Government Back to Business Week and other initiatives to support small and medium businesses.
“With State Government funding assistance, Council will be hosting a business networking event on Friday March 3 and we’ll be releasing further details on this in a week or so. Council is well aware of the importance of supporting local business at every opportunity. Their importance is put into perspective when one considers that over the past six years, high-growth small and medium enterprises, that make up just 6% of NSW firms, created over one million new jobs. They more than offset the 600,000 jobs that larger firms shed,” said LPSC Mayor, Councillor Andrew Hope.
“One of the projects we are undertaking in our bid to assist economic development is the compilation of a Shire wide business directory. It doesn’t matter whether you’re a business with a shop front, a cottage industry, in the larger towns, villages, on a rural property or on-line. To give some idea of the scope of this project we’d like examples from Accommodation – (Motels – Hotels - Bed and Breakfasts - Self Contained - Caravan Parks, Camping and Cabins - Farm Stay - Group Accommodation) - Activities – Agriculture and Agricultural Services - Animal Care – Attractions - Auto, Car Yards, and Trailers - Banks and Financial Services - Building Services, Housing and Construction – Catering - Child Care Services – Churches - Cleaning Services - Coffee Shops, Cafes and Takeaway - Community Organizations – Computer and Web Services – Doctors – Dentists - Education, Training and Tutoring - Entertainment and Shows - Event Services, Support and Venues - Hair and Beauty - Health and Fitness – Hire – Local Produce - Locksmiths - Medical Services - Museums, Arts and Crafts – Photography - Professional Services - Real Estate Agents – Restaurants – Service Stations - Signage, Merchandise and Printing – Shopping – Solicitors - Sports and Recreation – Transport – Tours - Wedding and Bridal Services.
“If there are other categories you’d like included that don’t come under these headings please tell us. Whatever business you are involved in we’d like you to be listed in the directory,” he said.
“Let us know particulars of your business/organisation. We need your name (this will only be included in the directory if you wish it to be), the name of your business/organisation, your address (if you wish the public to come to you), contact details, products and services you provide and the category you’d like to be listed under plus any other comments you may have,” he continued.
Email the details to firstname.lastname@example.org, post them to LPSC PO Box 152, Quirindi NSW 2343, or fax 6746 3255.
“A quality business directory will not only provide valuable information to local residents, it will also be invaluable to visitors to the Shire and to people seeking to relocate to a quieter lifestyle but who want a community with a good range of organisations, businesses and services. It will also benefit those who are listed.
“To make it a success we need your support. Succesful economic development depends upon every one participating for the common good,” he said.
LPSC is proud to support the State Government’s Back to Business Week (26 February – 4 March) initiative which celebrates small to medium businesses and promotes and supports the critical role they play in our local communities. We look forward to partnering with them in coming months to build a stronger economic base and employment opportunities,” Councillor Hope concluded.