Come 2019 there will finally be a voice in NSW Parliament representing small business owners, hopes independent Sydney City Councillor and small business owner, Angela Vithoulkas.
She’s also hoping to take a number of female business owners along with her, proving there are plenty of women who’re able and willing to enter politics – especially in a party that can offer a unique voice on how they live and work.
Vithoulkas is establishing the Small Business Matters Party, aiming to ensure small businesses have representation at a stage government level. She told Women’s Agenda she’s already had plenty of interest from small businesses owners, especially across the Sydney CBD area. She’s now urging more women to get involved, no matter what kind of business they’re running, with the aim of winning seats in the Upper House of the NSW Parliament during the 2019 election.
“The mainstream parties just don’t get the realities of running a small business,” she said. They don’t understand that a bad decision, or a simple mistake, can cost you your business. They don’t understand that your small business is everything – your home, your family, your livelihood all depend on it.”