Why Regional WA Is Buzzing For Business
Running a regional business is the ultimate connection of two common dreams. Firstly, it is an escape from the hustle of the big smoke and the stress of Australia’s capital cities. Secondly, it realises the dream many hold of operating one’s own business.
Western Australia is currently generating buzz as the perfect place for a seachange. It boasts some of the most spectacular landscapes in the world – which ensures a steady stream of thirsty tourists along Indian Ocean Drive. Opening a café in the area is looking pretty good right now!
The thriving coastal city of Geraldton is particularly attractive. It is supported by a strong trade industry, thanks to the Port of Geraldton. In addition, its beautiful sandy beaches make it a popular destination for holidaymakers who enjoy water sports. There is certainly no lack of diving, windsurfing and boating opportunities!
For a state as vast as Western Australia, Geraldton’s accessibility is definitely another advantage, as it is easily reached by road and air. Geraldton has its own airport, with daily services to and from Perth. The stunning coastal drive from Perth takes just over four hours and is an experience in itself.
Another special feature of Geraldton is the Chapman River Regional Park, which hosts 300 species of wildflowers native to the area as well as indigenous wildlife.
With a population of 35,000, Geraldton serves as a hub for the region and has plenty of modern infrastructure. The Stirling Central Shopping Centre has over 35 specialist and anchor stores and is popular with both residents and tourists.
Opening any business can be daunting, which is why joining an established brand like Muffin Break can ensure you have the right kind of support. All Muffin Break franchisees receive nationally-accredited training, as well as ongoing mentoring and support in the form of marketing initiatives. You’ll be tapping into a business which has over 26 years’ experience in food retail. Effectively, you have the freedom of being your own boss, allied with the support of a strong network.