Canowindra businesses invited to workshops

Canowindra business owners are invited to a free Retail Revamp Workshop to learn how redesigning retail spaces can lead to higher turnover and bigger profits.

Two workshops, one in Canowindra and another in Molong, will be held to mark Small Business Month.

Workshops will be held between 7am and 9am at the Age of Fishes Museum in Canowindra on Monday October 15 and at the Council Chambers in Molong on Tuesday October 16.

Cabonne Council’s Community Engagement and Development Manager Dale Jones said the workshops were an excellent opportunity for businesses to look at their retail areas from a different perspective.

“The workshops aim to give retailers an understanding of how to activate their retailing space through best practice visual merchandising,” he said.

“I would encourage as many shop owners as possible to participate in the workshops. There may be a simple, free or very cost effective tip that will draw more customers into your shop and help with the flow of those customers through your premises.

“Like farmers, many businesses are feeling the effects of the drought and if these workshops can help increase sales, they will be extremely valuable.”

Mr Jones commended the NSW Government’s Small Business Month initiative.

Funded by the Government and presented by the NSW Department of Industry, Small Business Month aims to provide practical information, ideas and networking opportunities to help businesses start up and grow.

For catering purposes, retailers wishing to attend the workshops should contact Mr Jones on (02) 6392 3200 or email council@cabonne.nsw.gov.au by 5pm on Thursday, October 11, 2018.