Five local businesses have been announced as winners after completing their business survey.
Finding Yellow, Melissa Thomas Family Day Care, Writeboards, Memories and Life Celebrations, and Harkham Wines have taken out a share in $500 worth of gift cards for completing the Business Capability Study. The winning businesses are encouraged to spend their gift cards with local businesses.
Advance Cessnock City is conducting the survey to better understand local businesses. The study will provide governments and decision makers with a comprehensive profile of Cessnock City’s businesses, their capacity and needs.
The Business Capability Study is the driver of future programming, and informs what can be done to support and nurture existing businesses. In enables planning for growth to encourage increased productivity and employment, and to attract meaningful jobs into the region for our young people and unemployed.
Council Acting Economic Development Manager Rhiannon Stevens said every completed survey provides intelligence on how to better foster growth of self-employed and small businesses.
“We will use this information to respond to the needs of local businesses and unlock opportunities to grow their bottom line,” Rhiannon said.
“This could include lobbying for regional infrastructure shortfalls, providing education programs and resources, export assistance, or simply addressing local issues with parking. We need to know what is working in your business and what isn’t working so we can form a plan for improvement for our city.”
Council has surveyed 645 businesses of all sizes and scales from across the city for the Business Capability Study, and has a goal to reach 700 when the survey closes next week.
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