We are proud to be one of their friends and hope to make many more friends
through our online interaction with them.
So what makes We
Love Independents different? In these days of 'Facebook Friends' and
'Facebook Likes', they have provided a way for all of us independent businesses
to connect with other independent businesses.
Now in this day and age of the world wide web, it gets hard to be noticed.
With those big internet companies controlling the search engines and having a say on how people, clients and
customers find us on the internet, it can be quite dispiriting for many small
Yet there are thousands and thousands of us small businesses here in
Australia, we are after all the 'engine
room of Australia', and there is power in the masses. So by coming together
Love Independents', it is one of the ways we can take control, and share
what we have with other like-minded people.
The wonderful 'Start the Trend Blackboard Towns' is a great
campaign, promoting the fact that
It takes YOU to start the trend
Support local businesses who support the area where you live, work & play!
Now you might say, how does this tie in with our business about 'travel in
Australia'. We are an Australian based business, we actually live in the heart
of Australia - Alice Springs in Central Australia. Our website list travel
related businesses and services throughout Australia. It is these small
businesses that are the most important part of the information we provide to our
visitors. For those researching their destinations here in Australia, it is
great to show them the local tourism related businesses available to them,
especially some of the many wonderful places they can stay at, the local
attractions, tours and charters.
All around Australia, locals and tourist flock to the local markets including
arts and craft, produce and farmers markets. From our own experiences in travelling around this great
continent, we always make a point of checking out the local markets, we love
entering the local shops, doing local tours and buying local goods and produce
from the various destinations we have been to. We have eaten some delicious
food, purchased some amazing hand made crafted goods. Such is the experience,
our memories including oysters off a trawler in St Helen, Tasmania; a beautiful
hand made belt from Tilba Tilba, NSW; and a locally made barramundi skin wallet
in Darwin, NT.
So this is a hooray for the independents and a thank you to 'We