City of Subiaco Business Conference to help local operators boost economy

Mayor Penny Taylor with Nicolle Jenkins (MD The Hub Marketing Communications Agency). Picture: Andrew Ritchie www.communitypix.com.au d487124a
Mayor Penny Taylor with Nicolle Jenkins (MD The Hub Marketing Communications Agency). Picture: Andrew Ritchie www.communitypix.com.au d487124a

BUSINESS experts will help Subiaco’s small business owners boost the local economy when the City of Subiaco presents a Business Conference next month .

The business conference, facilitated by ABC’s James Lush, will provide local operators with expert advice on the importance of positive media and staying ahead of digital trends.

According to the City of Subiaco, 97 per cent of the 4500 registered businesses in the City are small enterprises operating with less than 19 staff.

The Hub Marketing Communications Agency owner of 13 years Nicolle Jenkins will present her top tips on creating a thriving small business at the conference.

“In particularly small businesses, they have a unique opportunity in getting close to their customers –more so than big businesses,” she said.

“From a business development perspective, the closer you are to your customers the more resilient and successful your business will be.

“Small businesses need to be courageous in hearing the feedback they receive as their customers are integral, so you might as well ask them to be open and honest feedback and improve wherever you can.”

City of Subiaco Mayor Penny Taylor said the business community had asked for innovative ideas and support from Council.

“The Subiaco Business Conference is another step in supporting our local operators by connecting them with experts across the field of business, and giving them the tools and knowledge to apply to their own enterprises,” she said.

“We can’t make a business model successful, but we can do lots to help those that are in business, succeed.”

The Essentials:

WHERE: Subiaco Arts Centre, 180 Hamersley Rd, Subiaco WA 6008

WHEN: Thursday, October 11.

WHO: Subiaco small business owners.

COST: Ticket prices vary. To purchase go to www.subiaco.wa.gov.au/events