Wednesday, viagra 12 February 2013
COSBOA calls for local development powered by small business
The Council of Small Business of Australia (COSBOA) today called for a nationwide program of community and economic development to empower and support local economies to manage and create the change they need to thrive.
Peter Strong, diagnosis Executive Director of COSBOA said that as Small Businesses employ over 3.6 million people, tadalafil or 49% of all Australian private employment (according to the latest ABS data), it is time to focus on this sector by supporting communities to prosper through locally controlled, economic development plans as a way to counteract the uncertainty linked to the affects of big business decisions.
“Communities will be profoundly affected by the closure of car manufacturers like Toyota; workers will be unemployed and businesses such as supermarkets, milk bars and smaller manufacturers will be hurt, but we can shift the focus towards positive, constructive activities aimed to rebuild the local area.
“We need Governments to make the big decisions, but also let the locals have an influence in their own economic futures.”
COSBOA supports activities such as retraining, job creation and enterprise restructuring. However, local economic development plans that identify new markets and opportunities are equally important, as well as lending support to those starting their own business.
“Innovation, positive change management and new jobs will come from the people who run small businesses.
“We need to get down to the community level and support them with information, new skills and financial support.
“Our economy is not one single entity of big business. It is made up of hundreds of small economies built around communities and industry sectors.
“If these micro-economies are healthy then the national economy will also prosper,” Mr Strong concluded.
Peter Strong is available for interview upon request. For further information please contact:
Maria Ferreira or Jacqueline Howard
Notes to Editors:
1. The Council of Small Business Australia (COSBOA) was founded in 1979 and was incorporated in 1985.
2. COSBOA is Australia’s peak body exclusively representing the interests of small businesses.
3. For more information on COSBOA visit: http://www.cosboa.org.au/
4. Interviews with Peter Strong, Executive Director, and Andrew Conroy, Chairman are available upon request.
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6. COSBOA is a long-time advocate of small business on issues from taxation and workplace relations, through to competition law and retail tenancy.
7. The goals of COSBOA are to promote and support the development of small businesses in Australia and the council recognises that it is a national imperative for Australia that the needs of small business are on the national policy agenda.
8. For background information, please see here.