Renew Far West blooms
Thursday, 21st December, 2017
The Renew Far West project is creating many opportunities for locals, according to one business owner who has been able to branch out.
Lindsay Baldwin has been running “The Little Bloom Studio” from home for about three years recently she was able to expand and open a shop front.
This was thanks to the Renew Far West NSW initiative which helps to get local businesses up and running.
“Lindsay Baldwin has operated from home slowly building her business profile with social media a website and referral customers, with extensive experience in the floristry industry Lindsay returned to Broken Hill in 2012 to be closer to family and provide assistance to her families local business,” Leesa Zupanovich, project Co-ordinator from RDA FW said.
“Now with the co-operation from another property owner who has come on board with the Renew Far West NSW Project we are fortunate to be able to combine the two in an ideal situation for Lindsay to now operate with a retail location.
“Without the commitment from these property owners we could not support the Renew Project to its full potential for new business opportunity.
“The two other Renew projects are The Tiny Cactus and Pennie Hall Photography both located in 29 and 33 Oxide St were the first in the initiative and now The Little Bloom Studio will be number three.
“We appreciate the current property owners for their contribution to this concept they are supporting local economic development, employment in our region and their property brought to life with the rental return potential improved.
“Active shopfronts lead to increased traffic in the area, they attract new interest and revitalise empty buildings.
“We are fortunate on the progress of Renew Far West and congratulate the three young ladies in this program, all three are incredibly talented individuals and we congratulate and wish Lindsay every success for her exciting new adventure and look forward to watching the growth of The Little Bloom Studio.”
Lindsay said she was very grateful for the opportunity.
“The Renew project is amazing, I wouldn’t have had the opportunity to open a shop without it.
“It really gave me a leg up to get started and test the waters.”
She said doing flowers and functions from home made it hard to do day-to-day deliveries.
“I only had flowers in when I was covering functions. Now I’ve got a retail space I hope to keep the momentum going.
“I will be able to do day-to-day orders, meet people more, and more face-to-face interaction.”
If you are a commercial property owner or interested in the program please contact Leesa Zupanovich at the Regional Development Australia Far West NSW office on 08 8087 8383, located in 353 Blende Street, Broken Hill.