New research by leading KPMG Demographer, Bernard Salt reveals Busselton is set to become an entrepreneurial hotspot as a result of greater connectivity and projected population growth driven by the “e-change” movement.
Commissioned by NBN Co, the Busselton Lifestylepreneur Report reveals micro businesses (1-4 employees) in the area have increased by 11 per cent in the last two years – more than double the national average of 4.8 per cent and almost three times the state average of 3.8 per cent.
While strong tourism numbers continue to drive growth in Busselton, service sectors such as public administration (up 100 per cent) real estate (up 30 per cent) and arts and recreation (up 21per cent) have shown the greatest uplift since 2014.
The report also identifies entrepreneurial hotspots are appearing in lifestyle areas outside of Perth with the number of micro businesses increasing in Augusta (up 21 per cent) and Margaret River (up 15 per cent).
The rollout of the nbn™ access network is almost complete in Busselton with more than 15,000 homes and businesses able to connect to services over the new network through their preferred phone or internet provider.
Visit NBN Co’s website to learn more about what you need to know before connecting your business to the nbn™ broadband access network as well as how to get the best experience out of your internet connection.