An initiative to build stronger relationships between small business and local governments has been launched by the State Government.
The Small Business Friendly Local Governments initiative from the Small Business Development Corporation (SBDC), recognises Western Australian local governments that actively support local small businesses.
The Department of Local Government and Communities (DLGC) has endorsed the program, providing support to the SBDC throughout its implementation.
Participating local governments will sign a Charter that incorporates key commitments to their small business community. This includes red tape reduction measures, making on-time payments to suppliers and having a dispute resolution plan.
Signing the Charter will enable local governments to display the Small Business Friendly logo, letting people know that they offer a great location to run a small business.
Small business friendly local governments may reap benefits including local job creation, support of the local economy and the ability to partner with other small business friendly local governments.
The Town of Victoria Park and Cities of Armadale, Gosnells and Joondalup are already participating.
The Small Business Friendly Local Governments initiative is supported by DLGC, the WA Local Governments Association, and the Local Government Managers Australia WA. All local governments in WA are invited to participate.
To receive more information about getting involved contact firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 13 12 49.