Go Local First

Embrace Go Local First

Written by: The Institute of Certified Bookkeepers

Australia has over 3.5million small businesses. Small businesses contribute to a third of our economic activity, keep millions of Australians in jobs and are responsible for paying wages to almost half our workforce. They are vital to our everyday lives – especially now we are trying to find the way to economic recovery.

Go Local First is a nationwide campaign being delivered by the Council of Small Business Organisations Australia (COSBOA). Go Local First aims to encourage Australians to choose local small businesses when they are purchasing products and services to help get the sector back on its feet, keep Australians in jobs, and money in local communities.

Aussie small businesses have taken a huge hit during the pandemic. Go Local First is about encouraging all Australians to back local businesses by choosing to spend with small businesses, both in store and online. When small business thrives, communities thrive, and Australia thrives.

The Go Local First campaign uses social media and online presence to advertise and drive business to local premises. This Government supported branding concept, complete with a downloadable toolkit has been created for small business to benefit from existing branding and advertising such as posters, website links, Facebook, and local directories. You can like, share, or personalise the content to suit your business. Get in on the trend of @golocalfirst (Instagram) and @localfirstAU (Facebook).

Embrace Go Local First, encouraging business owners to use the content that has been created specifically for small business. The toolkit provides resources to help you and your organisation promote the Go Local First campaign and maybe even encourage your customers or others in your community to do the same. Included in the pack are tactics and tools to help you do this.

Future toolkits, digital tiles and pre-drafted content will be available via a closed Businesses & Supporters Facebook Group. To join this group and access campaign digital content and supporter material, please visit: Businesses & Supporters Facebook Group

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Accountability BAS and Bookkeeping Services provide professional bookkeeping and BAS services to businesses in most Australian states.

What our clients say about us…

“I had the pleasure of being introduced to ABBS through Jo Bacon the WA representative. The professional service.  I have received has been so essential in assisting me with my new business, I am so grateful for the expertise, professionalism and excellent customer service I have experienced.” Marion B

“Thanks to Steve Cocks from ABBS we managed to get all the books up to date and in no time, … and that took the weight off my shoulders so I could focus on developing my business and moving forward in a more organized and structured way, keeping on top of things every month which makes life much easier.”  Elisabeth G

“As an ex-bookkeeper, I’m pretty fussy about how I like things done and I’ve found Caran from ABBS to be a pleasure to work with. She’s competent and efficient and now that I have her helping me with the bookkeeping for my business, I wouldn’t be without her.”  Sandy T

    “As a sole director of a regional law firm,  I’m very conscious of the need to have the proper business support, particularly in the areas of bookkeeping and trust accounting. Since I outsourced those components of my business to ABBS, I feel as if these vital components of my business are in expert hands and I can relax knowing that it is all being done properly , efficiently and legally.  Rob’s expertise with running a business including his insight with managing employees, his ready availability for a discussion at any time on any business matter, his advice and support, have been absolutely invaluable to CastleGate Law.  In addition, Janice from ABBS looks after my trust accounting through Leap with equal efficiency and expertise – she and Rob make a great team for any law firm.  Not only do I feel like I’m sharing the considerable burden of running a law firm, but I feel like in Rob I have someone on my side as a business owner, because of his implicit understanding of business matters, his encouragement and support. For all these reasons I cannot recommend ABBS highly enough as additions to any law firm or business partner. ”  Kate R

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