Baldivis: small business advice morning tea a success

Some of the attendees at the recent small business morning tea.
Some of the attendees at the recent small business morning tea.

THE recent Small Business Morning Tea has been hailed a success after 50 local businesspeople attended.

Hosted by Baldivis MLA Reece Whitby, the group was addressed by Small Business Minister Paul Papalia and Small Business Commissioner David Eaton.

Held at Catalano and Co Cafe Baldivis, Mr Papalia told the group about State Government initiatives aimed to help small business.

Some of these measures included local content rules in government contracts and other efforts to encourage employment.

Mr Eaton urged those businesses needing help to check with the Small Business Development Corporation for free advice.

Mr Whitby said there is a wealth of information readily available to help small business.

“It may be the case that a phone call to the Small Business Development Corporation could help a business operator get the help they need without spending thousands of dollars,” he said.

“It was clear from our morning tea that there are many local entrepreneurs who work very hard to build successful businesses.

“Many are sole traders while others are able create local employment opportunities.

“This is so important in areas like Baldivis where we must have more local employment opportunities.

“The best way any government can help the economy is by helping businesses to grow and employ people.

“Our main commitment as a government is to help create jobs, so that means helping businesses succeed.”