I have been in Cairns today speaking at a regional meeting of newsagents. It was good to see so many newsagents give up a Sunday to get together and discuss ways they can improve their businesses. We were a sponsor of the day, one of four. I appreciate the opportunity to provide such practical assistance newsagents – helping fund the day so there is no cost for attendance.
Suppliers in small business retail channels have an obligation to support those channels. Unfortunately, it is the usual companies providing financial support. While I am happy that Tower Systems the only software supporting newsagents in this way, I would welcome any of our competitors joining in and demonstrating practical support for the channel. It is a way they can prove their commitment.