Small Biz Matters

ONshoring is better for the economy, communities and your small business. Why? With expert guest Jo Palmer, Founder & Managing Director Pointer Remote

March 23, 2021

Small Biz Matters – #200 Providing the small business community with educational content and advocacy since 2014
with Alexi Boyd, broadcaster, advocate and small business owner.
Date: 23 March 2021

In the last 12 months policy makers, regional communities, corporates and small businesses all sat up and have taken notice of remote working. But it’s not a new normal for regional communities.

Part of the evolution of the Tree Change Sea Change concept is the move towards working remotely. So, corporate does it, government does it, but for once small business has been a little bit slow off the mark, slow to adapt to a sensible way to grow.

Is it because we are now fearful of employing in Aust thanks to our archaic employment laws? Ot the tyranny of distance (which is ironic), or a mistrust in internet capacity? Or has the offshoring process simply become too easy and switching back by bringing the jobs, money and employment home again all seems too hard?

Here to talk us through the processes, the new innovations, the myths and the wonderful impact this has had on regional communities is Jo Palmer. One can only describe her as a powerhouse for regional Australia. She speaks for communities and offers actual solutions which make a difference. A person who, put simply, gets it done. 

  • We are really focusing on the impact that remote work has on rural communities in regards to the attraction and retention of population.
  • We have built a new tool that helps those living in metro areas to find communities in the regions to relocate to.
  • Happy to talk about businesses no longer being location dependent in regards to staff or their physical location? Storage space and logistics are cheap in the bush!

To find out more go to their website:

About our Guest:

Jo is the Founder and Managing Director of Pointer Remote, a company that supports communities, businesses and individuals to leverage remote work to grow. She is particularly passionate about how remote work is an economic development tool to attract and retain populations in the regions. Pointer Remote runs training programs that support business owners to make remote and flexible work actually work in an organisation as well as supporting team members to be the most effective and efficient remote worker possible.

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