In the interests of better planning the last Canowindra Chamber meeting agreed that a member survey was a desired utility.
Questions raised by Conni Christensen and David Bullock (below) are good indicators of the sorts of questions some businesses would like answered.
Conni Christensen of Synercon Management Consulting Pty Ltd feels her business is facing limitations on account of not having cheap and fast broadband. The NBN was supposed to deliver this, but the current federal government seems to regard the NBN as an expensive toy for consumers, and not as a piece of business infrastructure! What about other Canownidra businesses? Can we make a case for how lack of suitable broadband is hampering our efforts to be productive?
Profiling of Business Activity
David Bullock of Machaira Enteprises Pty Ltd wonders (with his chamber Membership subcomittee hat on) about the makeup of businesses in Canowindra. Of the 1000+ ABN’s registered in the 2804 area code, how many of those are actually people carrying on an active business? Currently, the chamber is made up of businesses with a retail presence, and excludes entire categories, such as the farming community. Let’s find out what is going on.
Process and Results
Results will of course be available to Business Chamber Members, but we will actually poll every business we can locate, not just members, and publish a discussion of the results in the Canowindra News and/or the Canowindra Phoenix.
Further discussion about the required outcomes and procedures for the survey will probably be discussed at the April 2015 meeting, before being delegated to a sub-committee.