I hope you all had a good break over the holidays and are ready for the year ahead. If the financial reports are anything to go on it will be a very tough year, even for those in mining and related sectors. This is a good reason to get focused on what you do and to have a close look at your business plan.
There are many ways you can grow your business beyond the obvious newspaper advertising and letterbox drops. Networking and gaining access to the wider Malaga business community can be very beneficial. The MDBA facilitates many opportunities for you to grow your business. Come along to a breakfast or Sundowner. There’s even an 8am coffee at Kostecki’s Cafe on Friday’s at 93 Mulgul Road to chat about business.
We have received a proposal to bring a stage of the Targa West Rally to Malaga on Sunday August 19th 2012. This is an opportunity to promote Malaga business and for you to invite your valued customers to view the spectacle. Corporate style tents, promotional banners and the like are all options for your consideration. So that we can gauge your views we request your response as soon as possible.
We have been working with the event organiser Mr Bob Schrader to ensure that all concerns are addressed and if so this can become a regular calendar event. The City of Swan and police are yet to determine if the rally should proceed.
Our annual Malaga Business Excellence Awards are now in the planning stages. Sponsors for this event that recognises outstanding businesses in our region are now being sought. The events committee will be pleased to hear from you if you would like to sponsor a category. Sponsors receive promotion through the event marketing and present the winning category prize on the night. Please call Anthea on 9248 2526
I encourage you to visit the Combined Small Business Alliance of WA (CoSBA) website each week to read about issues that impact Small Business. You are invited to attend the next CoSBA meeting on 28 February with guest speaker Mr Ken Phillips, the newly elected President of the Council of Small Business Organisations of Australia (COSBOA) the Canberra based peak national small business organisation. He is a passionate fighter for Small Business and also independent contractors. Bookings are essential, contact Oliver Moon on Phone: 9250 3549; Mobile: 0408 957 381; Email: ocm7@ bigpond.com. More details at www.cosba.com.au The MDBA is a member of CoSBA.
Category: President Reports