Article written by Bob Green, Business Advisor, Western Sydney Business Centre.

While the international situation with COVID19 is hotting up, albeit a vaccine is on its way, we have the Chinese bullying Australia and the rest of the countries around the Pacific rim, there is still no definite arrangement with BREXIT and certain middle eastern countries are waiting for Joe Biden to take over the reins of government to go rogue again, we businesspeople are expected to get on with it.

The previous paragraph is a rehearsal of all the reasons we should just go to bed, pull the sheets over our head and wait for everything to pass us by. Or we could see the turmoil as a challenge and rise to meet it! But how?

The answer is not simple but will be better for us in the long run.  If you run a non-food business, then look around Australia for alternative items.  If there are none, look for a small manufacturer who might be able to supply the goods.  Believe it or not, there are many small businesses who manufacture items around the Penrith area and are a success story in themselves. Go talk with them, see if they are interested in working with you to develop a product and share the profits with you.

Look further afield into the industrial areas of other suburbs and towns to see if there is someone there you can work with. And don’t forget, our major regional centres are full of innovators waiting for the call to arms.

You never know, you might even end up with an export!

Need help? Go to the Business Connect website, look at the Western Sydney Business Centre advisor bios and book a call back from one of them or call Western Sydney Business Centre direct on 02 4721 5011. I can also help NDIS providers, Bob Green.