I wrote a post on Facebook the other day and I’d like to share it with you here.
Oh dear! I just read a news report that revealed that nearly 55,000 businesses in Australia closed their doors last financial year, a whopping 12.7% increase compared to the year before. And a recent survey suggested 43% of small business owners in fashion think they’ll close in the next few years. Gulp. I don’t think this, but it is tough in retail, that I know for sure. So, this seems like perfect timing to reflect on my own 6.5 years in business and say THANK YOU THANK YOU to everyone who has supported me. Ever. I know that you know that shopping at a small business really does make a real person (me!) do a happy dance. And that you have also helped me to donate nearly $28,000 to the wonderful MicroLoan Foundation Australia while doing so. And that I will always have new shoes arriving every month for you to choose from. I will never, ever take your support, custom, happiness and love of long shoes for granted! I hope to see you in coming days, weeks, months and years! xx
Yep. Every time I walk through the front door of The Shoe Garden, I am reminded how lucky I am to be in business and to be a part of so many women’s lives in our shared love (or need) for long shoes.
Until next time
Carol & CCx