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Council’s free online business portal aims to connect businesses in Singleton

A new way for Singleton businesses to connect, grow and support each other has arrived with a new free online platform launched by Singleton Council.
Partnering with Localised, a place-based business network designed to advance local economies in its first foray into NSW, and assisted by the Singleton Business Chamber and the Business Centre, Singleton Localised is a business portal to promote and connect businesses online across the Hunter.
Tony Chadwick, Council’s Acting Manager Strategy and Engagement said the website would boost opportunities for the local business community by capturing some of the $1 billion in goods and services that are currently supplied by businesses from outside the Singleton LGA.
All businesses have to do to be involved is visit and create an account, or click the Business tab to add your business.
“We’ve already had a great response from all kinds of businesses joining the website, from web design and retail to tourism, building, construction and trades,” Tony Chadwick said.
“But the real success of the platform is in creating an all-inclusive directory of Singleton businesses so that any other business looking for a product or a service can find what they’re looking for, right here in Singleton.
“Our region is full of amazing businesses, both large and small, but often people don’t know they’re here.
“The Singleton Localised platform is a free tool, funded by Council, so there’s nothing to lose by signing up.”
Businesses can use the website to:
• Create a profile and advertise your products and services
• Get recommendations, introductions and quotes from local suppliers
• Access a pipeline of future procurements across the region
• Promote a business event you’re running
• Expand your brand
• Increase online business exposure
• Improve Google search results
• Expand your local business network connections
Business Advisor with The Business Centre, Jelinda Millgate said it was easy for customers to head out of Singleton because they couldn’t find what they were looking for. 
“Singleton Localised website is a great opportunity to showcase the breadth of businesses we have right here in our local area,” she said. 
“Business owners need to be across as many customer touchpoints as possible and Singleton Localised is an easy way for businesses to expand their digital presence.”