Small Business Australia | Rebuilding the Australian economy with local businesses
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Small Business Australia | Rebuilding the Australian economy with local businesses

By Aoife Garvan • Sep 2020

We continue to find ourselves battling unprecedented challenges in 2020. PEXA recognises the impact this difficult year continues to have on our members and all Australians.

As a proud Australian company, PEXA and our people are committed to supporting the community and have partnered with Small Business Australia, joining the Buy Local movement.

The Buy Local initiative was established to assist small businesses nationwide.

It aims to support small business owners, their employees and all customers – encouraging them to keep well and move forward, doing what they need to adapt to our changing environment.

Additionally, this initiative helps the community to endure the economic impacts of COVID-19 and encourage consumers, whether online, over the phone or face-to-face, to buy and support local.

Last year, Australia had more than 2.2 million small businesses providing work for five million Australians. Bill Lang, Executive Director of Small Business Australia, describes the Buy Local initiative as “more than a campaign”.

Passionate about supporting small, local businesses thrive during the current COVID-19 pandemic and beyond, Bill said “Campaigns come and go. This is a movement that will build, grow and take action for many years ahead. We need citizens, businesses and governments at all three levels to Buy Local. We need them, whenever they buy goods or services, to buy directly from local community businesses, from businesses employing Australians, from businesses paying taxes in Australia.

One of the key purposes of the Buy Local initiative is to provide small business owners access to resources, tools, advice and expense savings to sustain their businesses in line with the new demands of a COVID-19 economy.

This portfolio includes more than 50 learning resources and materials on building business knowledge, coaching, access to tools and templates, confidential advice, a skills centre and much more.

The movement’s founding partners comprise seven of Australia’s largest service providers to the small businesses of Australia – including NAB, Australia Post and PEXA. Availing of the range of discounts and offers available, members are making impactful savings for their businesses of up to $5,200 on things like electricity, internet, digital marketing etc.”, noted Bill. It’s free to set up an account on the Small Business Australia website to have instant access to all of these benefits.

Small businesses are the backbone of the Australian economy, providing employment to more than five million Australians. As we buy local, we not only contribute to Australia’s economic recovery but support our country’s invaluable small businesses as they grow and thrive for the future.

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