FROM LITTLE THINGS BIG THINGS GROW
Written on the 16 December 2014 by Laura Daquino
THIS festive season you are being encouraged to become locavores, and support local business whenever and wherever possible.
The Queensland Government is partnering with the Chamber of Commerce and Industry Queensland to promote 'Think Queensland, Buy locally this festive season'. Queensland is home to more than 403,000 small businesses, which each have 20 employees or less and these are at the core of every industry sector.
They are found in every community in every region, represent 97 per cent of businesses across the state, and employ 50 per cent of all private sector workers.
They constitute the backbone of larger projects, power regional development, and are also the gateway through which many people enter the economy.
Buying from small business returns many times the amount spent to the local economy through employee wages, rates and the purchase of goods and materials.
Making purchases at your local nook or marketplace will ensure small business remains in its rightly position as the backbone of local economy.
Below are two of our recommendations for holiday hangouts:
The Village Markets
Eat Street Markets
While it may seem fun in theory to be privy to a 'best kept secret', it's not too much fun in reality when you have no friends to share the experience with.
Local knowledge will only get small business so far. Spread the goodwill this silly season by downloading and printing 'Think Queensland, Buy locally this festive season' promotional material, including a social media banner, and poster and sticker designs. Additional material is available to download here.