Let’s work together
Business owners in the north east have banded together to help drive down the unemployment rate. The Tea Tree Gully business Enterprise centre has started holding bi-monthly meetings to address concerns about the economy, offer business advice and hear from experts. Centre senior adviser Mike Norman said many businesses were struggling and the meetings were key in helping many to stay afloat.
“It is a tough time and for small businesses, what they generally do is bunker down” Mr. Norman said.
“They sit down and become really internalised and just concentrate on what they know how to do.” Craig Joppich runs a mini-digger service and hire business U Kanga Do It from his home at Valley View. “I think you’ve got to learn as you go.” Mr. Joppich said. “But once you seek advice and formalise your skills it gives you confidence in your business”
For the Locals
Tammy has always been a firm believer in
supporting her local community. She continually
attends local meetings and brainstorms with other
local businesses to find ways to address and bring
light to the fact that everyone deserves the good
old Australian “fair go.”
Business SA strategic collaboration director Sarah Lindblom said communities working together fostered growth. She said the National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) 2016 showed retail trade was the largest industry in TTG. She said the district’s gross regional product was around $2.18 billion, which represented 2.3per cent of SA’s gross state product.