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Joondalup Business Association President David Curry Christmas message


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Christmas message to JBA members - Review of 2012 and challenges for 2013

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Joondalup Business Association President David Curry Christmas message

  1. 1. DAVID CURRY – JBA PRESIDENT The board and staff of the JBA wish all our members and theirfamilies a very Merry Christmas. We also wish youprosperity, wealth and happiness as you look to 2013
  2. 2. THE YEAR 2012 IN REVIEW2O12 has been a challenging year for Small Business• Payroll tax issues• Emergence of the Carbon Tax and the implications• The two speed economy• Sunday tradingJust to mention a few.
  3. 3. • We appointed a new CEO• Had a number of staff changes What has the JBA been doing?• Improved our Website• Embracing the Social Media Marketing concept• Ran a number of very successful function/events 2 very successful Corporate Golf days Small Business Awards – most successful to date Charity Auction and support the Childrens ward at the HealthCampus JBA Knowledge Builder Breakfast Series (Monthly) AGM with speaker Priya Cooper and appointed a new board A record number of Sundowners A number of State and Federal issues raised and debated onbehalf of members.
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  5. 5. What will be the major challenges for SmallBusiness in 2013• Slowing of the economy as the mining sector slows• Unknown cost of the Carbon Tax• Housing affordability• High cost of commercial rents• How to cope with the Digital Economy• Succession planning•
  6. 6. What will be the major challenges for theJoondalup Business Association. • Re engineer our model to provide members with real value • Assist Start Up Businesses with the lack of a proper incubator facility • Re Connecting with our Stakeholders and providing a meaningful exchange of ideas and synergy • Looking at ways to work with similar Associations • Growing our membership base • Costs • Engagement of our Members.
  7. 7. The JBA is your association to help you besuccessful!!! Extracted from a book called “How they did it” Written by Adele Barlow
  8. 8. DAVID CURRY – JBA“Best wishes for the year ahead PRESIDENTThe JBA will be supporting youwhen and wherever we can.This is your association help usto get meaningful engagementwith you.”David Curry – President JBA