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Small Businesses Boom On The Sunshine Coast

June 3, 2024 | IN Media Release and News, News | BY AVID | 3 min read

A group of Palmview small businesses are shaking up the way business is conducted in their community by encouraging their neighbours to buy local.

With over 800 members and counting, the Harmony Business Hub offers local businesses the opportunity to advertise their products and/or services and, more importantly, connect with their likeminded neighbours in the Harmony by AVID Property Group (AVID) community.

Business Hub members meet monthly for a range of networking events, ranging from wine tasting to speed networking, to share their knowledge, contacts and resources and support each other.

Harmony Business Hub President and local real estate agent Lauren McCarthy said there is a keen interest from the community to support local businesses.

“Palmview is a small-knit community where locals want to buy locally, and the Business Hub provides a one-stop shop for anyone looking to connect with their neighbours to buy a particular product or service,” Ms McCarthy said.

“I’ve been a member of the Harmony Business Hub for five years and am currently building my second home in Harmony, I have found it is the perfect place to grow your business with the support of your neighbours.

“Our members hold so much collective knowledge and resources in a diverse range of sectors including trades, creatives, lawyers, real estate and more that locals would prefer to utilise, so providing a central location for businesses and neighbours to connect is important to help our local economy thrive.

“Every Friday morning, we set up a co-working space for members who work from home to provide a collaborative environment that helps to fight the isolation so many small business owners or remote workers can experience.”

Small Business Month in May recognises more than 482,000 small businesses in Queensland, which account for 97 per cent of the business sector and contribute around $117 billion to the state’s economy.

AVID General Manager Queensland Anthony Demiris said AVID aspires to create places where people want to belong and strive to make a positive impact on the wider community, leaving it a better place.

“People are at the heart of everything we do, and it’s initiatives like Harmony’s Business Hub that allow our residents to connect, grow and succeed through collaboration and innovation,” Mr Demiris said.

“A strong community setting helps small businesses prosper through word of mouth, online connection and regular customers that further support the development of local businesses.

“It’s important to us to strengthen our ties with local community groups and businesses and, most recently, we helped to bring to life a new series of markets hosted by the Business Hub – enabling local businesses to showcase their offering to Harmony residents and the broader Sunshine Coast community.”

For more information about the many products and services provided through the Harmony Business Hub visit: Harmony Business Hub


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