Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson will be trying her hand at selling newspapers and magazines this weekend to spread the word about the 2014 Queensland Small Business Week and Buy Locally Saturday campaign.
Ms Simpson said that Queensland Small Business Week (1 – 6 September) celebrates the outstanding contribution small business makes to our economy.
Ms Simpson is looking forward to taking part in the Chamber of Commerce and Industry Queensland’s inaugural “Pollies for Small Business” initiative by working behind the counter at Cotton Tree Newsagency this Saturday.
“Small business is the backbone of the Sunshine Coast economy and Buy Local Saturday is a good reminder for us to focus our attention on supporting our local business heroes,” Ms Simpson said.
“Our small businesses owners work long hours and provide great services and goods to the local community.”
“Small businesses employ local people, support our schools, sports and community groups and drive our local economies so it’s up to us to make sure our dollars are put to good use to keep our local communities thriving.”
“I’m looking forward to catching up with local business owners in Cotton Tree to get their feedback on what’s important to them,” Ms Simpson said.
“I’m pleased to see that Sunshine Coast businesses are leading the way in job creation. We have recorded the largest annual employment growth of all regions with 12,800 jobs created in the last 12 months.”
Owner of Cotton Tree News Darren Coultan said he was looking forward to putting his local Member of Parliament to work selling newspapers, magazines and lottery tickets.
“It is good to see MPs doing their bit to support small business owners like myself,” Mr Coultan said.
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