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NSW Small Business Month is an annual celebration of small and medium businesses.
For Small Business Month 2020, Maitland City Council ran a visual merchandising program. With support from the NSW Government, we were pleased to deliver an online workshop with Carol B, of Retail Revamp, and offer merchandising coaching at participating businesses.
A highlight of the program was a shop window makeover on 15 October 2020. When Council issued a call out for local businesses wanting an expert shop window makeover, Sue Towns, owner of Flight Dance Supplies jumped at the opportunity. Expert merchandiser Carol B took over the store to demonstrate some quick and inexpensive ways to enhance a retail environment.
Check out the video to gather some merchandising inspiration.
To help our businesses hone their product marketing – both in their physical and digital environments – Maitland City Council is sharing resources developed by industry partners.
Business Connect is a NSW Program that offers dedicated business advice. They host regular webinars about all aspects of running a business.
Here’s a training session on flat lay photography by Rachel Kimberley, to lift your images for social media.
NSW Small Business Commissioner
The NSW Small Busines Commissioner has a has a range of resources available for small business. Check out 'Visual merchandising tips for small business'.