Local businesses are a vital part of our local, state and federal economy. Unlike the corporate world or unions, they have few groups to represent their issues or to market their services and products. Small and local business owners are entrepreneurs looking to make a living from their skills and ideas and to accomplish this they take significant financial risk.

In other words, to look to live the ultimatum Australian dream they are prepared to put themselves at risk. If successful in doing so, they are not only building a living for themselves but many of them also go onto providing part and full-time work for others.

It can take several tears to build a small to a medium-sized local business that can successfully stand on its feet financially. This is especially important where it can place itself into a position to provide a decent profit, which can lead to the employment of staff. To arrive at this position to be able to afford and allocate a marketing budget is crucial.

It is the goal of the community forum to make that marketing much more affordable and far more accessible.

At the community forum, we are prepared to put in the hard yards, before writing to any business, or placing them on a subscribers list or any of our business directories available via this web site, we walk their streets and visit EVERY business to introduce ourselves. We do this by visiting one suburb at a time and one shopping strip and or business district at a time.

At this point in time, we have over 800 businesses on our lists and this is growing with each passing week. Our goal by the end of 2020 is to have visited each business in every suburb from Carlton to Mentone all the way along the bayside suburbs of Melbourne’s South East and suburbs surrounding the three major shopping centers at Melbourne Central, Chadstone & Southland. We anticipate by the time we achieve this that we will have over 10,000 businesses on our lists in some of Melbourne’s wealthiest suburbs.

To find out more about what we have to offer your business contact us via our email below.


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