Grangetown shop keepers benefit from business meeting

Ali Abdi, Partnerships and Facilities Manager of Community Gateway. Photo: CNP

Ali Abdi, Partnerships and Facilities Manager of Community Gateway. Photo: CNP

Local shop keepers in Grangetown are encouraged to promote their business online and through co-operative networking. The first business forum was held on last Wednesday, 25 January, to benefit local shops. A digital skills session also helped shop owners to build up digital techniques to keep up-to-date to the competition. Discussions on marketing, growing and improving local business were covered in the meeting.

Ana Green, owner of Inmas. Photo: CNP

Ana Green, owner of Inmas. Photo: CNP

Family businesses can further expand their business by networking with new start-up stores. There are advantages of family business that other stores find it hard to outshine. Regular customers from word of mouths, friendly services and their distinct niche in local community. Ana Green, owner of a food family business, says the forum provides a great platform for them to showcase themselves to local people who still don’t notice their existence. Altogether with the newly-joined stores, they could form a closely connected network.

The Jones Brothers in F.A Jones. Photo: CNP

The Jones Brothers in F.A Jones. Photo: CNP

Brian Jones, family business owner of F.A Jones, stresses the importance of cooperation within the local community. He is eager to participate the next business forum to address issues concerned about sustainable local business development. For instance, parking spaces and littering are major problems that can hamper business opportunities.

The second business forum will be held on 27 February, Tramshed Tech. Ali Abdi, Partnerships and Facilities Manager of Community Gateway, looks forward to the upcoming meeting for more shared ideas.

“We would be further exploring what local business would like to see in the business forum. We look forward to see more businesses coming. There would be a diary, with all the dates for future business forums, theme events or theme programmes for each session,” he says.

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