I encourage the whole community to shop local and get behind our great small businesses as a way of activating Caulfield’s retail shopping strips.
Local shopping strips are the heart of retail communities. Our tranquil suburban shopping offers daily conveniences and services, and gives us the opportunity to socialise, eat and explore.
We are very fortunate that this Coalition Government believes in supporting business with solutions, cutting red tape that made it more difficult for businesses to operate.
Our $6 million Streetlife program provides assistance to local retailers to develop business and marketing strategies, boost skills, and improve online and social media capacity to increase customer traffic and sales.
In an era of increased competition from online shopping and large shopping centres, small retailers need all the help they can get – I want to see more collaboration between retailers across Caulfield, improving the amenity of our community and providing a boost to local traders.
With so much to see and do, I encourage the whole community to explore the wonderful, family-friendly suburbs of Caulfield. Together we can support local jobs and businesses, and help keep our area strong.
If you would like your local business listed on my website, or know of some great news about the small business sector in Caulfield, please contact me.