Minister for Small Business John Barilaro welcomed National Family Business Day in celebration of family businesses that make up 70 per cent of all businesses in Australia and are the largest employer-group in the small business sector.
Mr Barilaro said family businesses are the friendly faces at the local cafe, the butcher or hairdresser and deliver essential goods and services to local communities.
“Our small businesses keep communities strong, they are brave, they work hard and invest their livelihoods making sure their businesses work,” Mr Barilaro said.
“Having run a family business for over 20 years, I know the greatest asset for any business is the employees because they become a part of your extended family.
“For a community to grow, it takes thousands of individual’s decisions to make it happen, but underpinning all of this, are strong local family businesses that create opportunities for all,” Mr Barilaro said.
National Family Business day is in its fourth year and highlights how small businesses are a landscape of innovation and entrepreneurs.
Family small businesses are central to the NSW economy because they create jobs, play a significant part in the character of their community and are strong advocates for their communities.
Find out more at http://www.fambiz.org.au/advocacy/national-family-business-day/