Supporting Local Business

Published on Wednesday, 8 April 2020 at 12:00:00 AM

In just a matter of weeks, local business across the Shire have transformed how they operate and serve the community because of the current COVID-19 crisis.

Help support local business and check out what you can do to help below.

Let’s get together and support local business - #SupportSDWKLocal

From your favourite cafes and restaurants, local store and everything in between – they would all welcome your support during these unprecedented times, especially as many are still operating online or offering takeaway and delivery options. 

Purchase food, goods and services from local businesses wherever you can, whilst observing the social distancing guidelines.

You can also spread the love by:

  • ENGAGE - Like, share and comment on business social media posts and tag them in a shout-out to help increase their online presence.
  • REVIEW - Leave a positive Google or Facebook review to help boost search rankings and review scores.
  • PAY IT FORWARD - Consider giving a gift voucher for a local business as a Mother’s Day or birthday present instead of a physical gift.

Or you could...

  • Have a date night at home and order dinner and dessert from your favourite local restaurant. Add a picture to social media and tag the business.
  • Take a picture of you with your food/clothing/products purchased locally and tag the business using the hashtag #SupportSDWKLocal
  • If buying online, try to support a local business where possible. A lot of businesses are now offering delivery and taking online payments.
  • Create a new family tradition such as #TakeawayTuesday.

COVID-19 Business Support

In response to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, a range of resources and support services have been made available to small businesses and enterprises.

The Federal Government has announced measures to support businesses impacted by COVID-19. If you’re a sole trader or you employ people, find out what your business can access and where to go for help.

Small Business Development Corporation (SBDC)

SBDC provides regularly updated information specifically related to small business owners on how to prepare your business, as well as support and advisory services, and government support packages.  

Business Station

Business Station is a not-for-profit organisation partnering with the Australian Federal Government (AusIndustry), State Government (Small Business Development Corporation), and local government agencies to provide small business services across Australia.

Chamber of Commerce and Industry WA (CCIWA)

CCIWA provides information for businesses to help them prepare for a range of potential outcomes of the COVID-19 outbreak including a regularly updated COVID-19 Key Issues Fact Sheet, COVID-19 Impacts on the WA Economy Fact Sheet, Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Workbook, Frequently Asked Questions and Consultancy information.

Derby Chamber of Commerce

Shire of Broome have also put together a summary of the Economic Stimulus Packages. Find them in our FAQs Opens in a new tabunder the question 'Q. Will I receive financial assistance due to COVID-19?'

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