This is the best spot for small-business owners to sell their furniture
Small businesses have found a new home in the trendy new “lamppost diner” in Wayfair Street in East Perth.
Owner of a local furniture store, Kim, said the trend for small businesses was becoming increasingly popular, with a majority of their customers coming from the suburbs.
“They’re more willing to make a journey, so they’re willing to come and have a chat,” she said.
“People are really starting to come to the light for it, so I think it’s a great place to come for them.”
Kim said small businesses were often struggling financially due to the lack of social support and the costs of hiring staff.
“It’s not just us that’s struggling, it’s other small businesses, too,” she told ABC Radio Perth.
“So we need to make sure we’ve got the right people, the right support, and we’ve also got the correct equipment to support the business.”
Kim has owned her business since 2010, and has since opened her doors to the public.
“We’ve always been open to the community,” she explained.
“I think a lot of the other businesses around here, the ones that are small, they don’t have that much in the way of community support.”
There’s not really that many of us around that have a good relationship with the community, so we’re open to anyone that wants to come in and see us.
“Ms Kim said while small businesses had a significant impact on the community they were often under-funded, which made them difficult to recruit.”
The most expensive part of this is the overhead, so if we can make it through that, that’s what we’re going to do,” she added.”
Our customers can be a lot more confident, so that’s why we’re really excited to open up.
“Ms Hill said she hoped the new restaurant would draw more businesses to the area.”
You know, it seems like a good place to open it up to the people,” she concluded.
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