SHINING A LIGHT ON SMALL BUSINESSES IN EDEN-MONARO
03 March 2023
The Hon Kristy McBain MP
Minister for Regional Development, Local Government and Territories
Federal Member for Eden-Monaro
Small businesses in Eden-Monaro are encouraged to put their hands up and enter Australia Post’s 2023 Local Business Heroes program.
The program, which has a total prize pool of around $500,000, will promote 100 businesses across the country to recognise the important services they provide their local community.
Small businesses that are selling products online and are an existing customer of Australia Post are eligible to enter.
Successful applicants will each receive a Heroes Package worth $5,000, packed with a selection of support, products and services to help them grow and market their business.
This could include enhanced in-store promotion and localised mail promotion, guidance on streamlining parcel operations, 1:1 coaching sessions, and essential work from home technology.
Small businesses have until 11:59pm (AEDT) on Sunday 12 March 2023 to apply, must meet eligibility criteria, and will be notified of their outcome on 19 June 2023.
For more information and to apply, visit: auspost.com.au/localbusinessheroes
Quotes attributable to Minister for Regional Development, Local Government and Territories, and Member for Eden-Monaro, the Hon Kristy McBain MP:
“We know how hard small businesses work in Eden-Monaro, and the positive impact their services have on our community, our local workforce and our local economy.
“We also know that small businesses are faced with increased operating costs and an increasingly competitive marketplace, which is why it’s so important they can reach new consumers and diversify their offering.
“That’s why I encourage small businesses in Eden-Monaro to enter Australia Post’s 2023 Local Business Heroes program, which will provide successful applicants with coaching, marketing and technology support.
“This program will increase awareness of the fantastic services offered by small businesses in Eden-Monaro, and recognise the unique and valued connections they have with our community.”