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Community retail space promoting Fraser Coast entrepreneurs to becoming movers & shakers in commerce

July 2nd, 2018

A COMMUNITY run shop focussed in promoting local businesses, organisations and talent – that’s what the Wandering Teapot is going to be they say.

The unique dedicated retail space is scheduled to open inside Stockland Hervey Bay in September.

It will feature a display of cubes – each has its own shelf – with each to be rented out to be used for promotion by groups, businesses and individuals.

Once occupied by social enterprises and local entrepreneurs, the cubes will resemble a life-sized noticeboard.

Fundraising towards the Community Cubed by Hervey Bay Neighbourhood Centre is in progress, hoping to hit a target goal of $43,000.

Hervey Bay Neighbourhood Centre CEO Tanya Stevenson said the there will be 80 cubes, ranging in size to handle different forms of displays.

There will be an interview process to secure a spot in the display, with successful applicants to also receive mentorship and business support.

“The intention is to to help people become self-sustainable and help them grow their businesses,” Ms Stevenson said.

“Rather than setting-up a pop up shop, you could instead rent a cube which would be far cheaper.

“There will be some bigger cubes available to cater to products, for example if someone is selling clothes.”

People will be hired to run & operate the Wandering Teapot as well.

The intention is for the Wandering Teapot to also be the host location of seminars, events and networking.

A crowd funding page has also been set-up, which can be found here.

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Henry Sapiecha