The Town is going all out to update the database we have for businesses operating across the Town. We are literally going out to all the “bricks and mortar” premises. We are visiting all the factories and all the shops in the main precincts of Eden Hill, Ashfield and Bassendean.
But for all you home based operators that’s not so easy. For most of you there are no signs on the road to say where you are.
But we don’t want you to miss out so, the survey is available to you to fill out on-line – HERE.
WHY ARE WE DOING THE SURVEY?
As a minimum, the survey will update our database which was originally developed in 2010. The directory on this web site came from then too and is now well out of date.
The survey asks your opinions and recommendations around running a business. This helps us to evaluate how you are travelling and learn what are the big hurdles that you are challenged with. It could lead to pulling together a business group, or getting people with similar interests to get together, or we could use it to drive a shared working space somewhere in the Town and there are many more benefits which will emerge over the coming months and years.
If we reset the baseline and get a clear picture on all the commercial activity going on across the Town we can see if there’s unnecessary red tape or ways to encourage commercial activity. And with more business activity there are more local jobs, which means no commuting for them. It will bring vitality to the Town, it will bring customers to the town and they’ll be needing a place to meet, a coffee to sustain them and a bite to eat.
WHO IS INCLUDED?
It is estimated there are about 600 businesses operating from home (ABS suggest 1:10 households operate a business). If you have a trade working from home, or you are offering accounting, architectural, engineering, design services or any one of the myriad of activities which can be done part time or full time we would love to hear from you. If you are thinking about starting a business we’d like to hear from you too.
The link for the survey is HERE and it should only take about 10 to 12 minutes. It will be open until the end of June approximately.
If you have any concerns or questions don’t hesitate to get in touch.