This week we will be shining a spotlight on small business in the Northern Territory to coincide with NT Business Month and our ongoing Campaign for Optimism.
It takes a special type of person to run a successful business in the Northern Territory and our small business owners provide a gamut of services to the people of the Top End. From doggy daycare centres to a globally acclaimed tequila bar and a Vet service that operates over 1000s of kilometres; they are breaking boundaries and changing the face of business in the NT.
“The Northern Territory is like Australia’s Frontier,” says small business expert David Koch. “They not only have to deal with isolationism but they also have very different demands in terms of resources, communications and dealing with an often harsh environment.”
Koch paid tribute to the businesses, suggesting they were providing outstanding services.
“Every state has businesses that are unique to their region and the Northern Territory is so diverse. There are so many great businesses.”
Koch credits NT ingenuity for many of its small business success stories.
“A lot of NT businesses make use of their unique environment. There’s a crocodile farmer that supplies to Louis Vuitton…” he muses. “And they understand their importance as a gateway to Asia. The NT can be a launchpad for the Asian market.”