Expo showcases a pool of small business talent

Expo showcases a pool of small business talent

Gosnells Framing Gallery staff member Hugh Thomas. Photograph - Aaron Van Rongen.

About 250 members of the public attended the City of Gosnells’ Small Business Expo at the Lyal Richardson Hall on November 28.

Among the businesses were photographers, legal services, community development practitioners, accountants, insurance agents, traffic management consultants, health care service providers, home care service providers, manufacturers, coffee wholesalers, work wear suppliers and conveyancing/settlement agents.

City of Gosnells chief executive officer Ian Cowie said the city recognised the current economic challenges faced by local businesses, regardless of their size.

“This event was aimed at giving local small businesses an opportunity to show
case their products and services, and interact with the local community in a different setting,” he said.

“Community members were able to meet and speak with the many passionate small business owners who attended the expo allowing potential customers to learn about the people and motivation behind their business.”

The event was officially opened by deputy mayor Peter Abetz before guest speaker Commissioner for Small Business David Eaton emphasised the importance of small businesses to the Western Australian economy.

Mr Cowie also said many businesses enjoyed networking opportunities, which is often difficult for time-poor sole traders and micro businesses.