A NEW website is giving locals with a service to offer the chance to expand their reach.
Yangebup’s Caroline Parker and Cockburn deputy mayor Lee-Anne Smith have launched online platform Skill Sharers, a website giving people the chance to share the things they love doing by helping to cover public liability, bookings, find suitable venues and look after catering and promotions.
The website also includes an online store where members can sell goods.
Ms Smith said Skill Sharers provided members with mentoring as well as monthly reports to make bookkeeping easier.
“Skill Sharers started to meet the needs of those with a skill to share or who were considering a home based business but don’t have a venue, start-up funds, insurance or maybe just lacking a bit of confidence,” she said.
“No matter how small, big or crazy people’s ideas are we can’t wait to hear from everyone.”
She said it was important to support local small business owners.
“With the introduction of technology and the rise in home based businesses, shopping local goes beyond your typical store fronts,” she said.
“The more we support local business at any level, the more we are supporting our local economy and spending, it’s a win-win for everyone.”
Skill Sharers will launch June 1 and will offer free membership for the first six months.
Ms Smith said they wanted to hear from anyone with a skill to share, a venue to offer and caters.
Visit www.skillsharers.com.au for more information.