Another year end is fast approaching and with crops across the region looking extremely promising, together with recreational water in Lakes there is a lot of positivity in towns across the shire.
With the return of water to Lake Wallace and top ups to other lakes in the shire, we expect to see an influx of recreational water users and nature based tourists to region over the coming months. As a business community it is so important to maintain service levels and support each other during these times to capitalise on the visitor spend in our communities.
There are many tools available to businesses to assist with promotion. Facebook, Twitter and Instagram are the first that spring to mind, but what else can your business do? Does your business have a mailing list or regular newsletter to keep customers up to date with new and exciting additions to your business?
Many customers, not only visitors but also locals, go online as their first port of call. How easy are you making it for potential customers to find your business?
Google Business Listings are a great way to assist you with promoting your business. When people search for you , does your phone number show up? Is the correct address and website listed? Manage your free busines listing on Google Search and Google Maps. For more information or to register go to www.google.com/business
Another FREE tool available to businesses in the Wimmera is thewimmeraonline.com.au The Wimmera really does have "Everything You Need" and you'll find everything you need right here. The Wimmera Online is a FREE directory of the regions online businesses over the five municipalities of Hindmarsh, West Wimmera, Northern Grampians, Horsham and Yarriambiack shires. To be eligible to be listed on this site, your business needs to have a current website or business Facebook page. To register click HERE.
From all of the team at the West Wimmera Shire Council, Best Wishes for a Merry Christmas and a Prosperous New Year.
West Wimmera Shire Holiday Season Office Closure
West Wimmera Shire offices will be closed from 3.00 pm Friday 23 December 2016 reopening at 8.30 am on Tuesday 3 January 2017.
In the event of an emergency contact the shire offices on 03 5585 990 | 03 5392 7700 and follow the prompts to the relevant department.