Although reaching a status that was well noticed outside the Sunshine Coast, a Noosa Sign business closes its door. A local establishment that found demand for its work, it nonetheless was unable to maintain its status and was forced to close mostly due to its lack of ability to expand. It was not an easy decision, but it was one that had to be made given the status of the company.
There were other factors as well which played into the decision of the management to close the doors of the sign business. The rising cost of creating their products was listed as one reasons why sustaining their company was difficult to accomplish.
At first, it seemed that the sign company was destined to become a large, influential business within the signage industry especially on the Sunshine Coast. The potential given the area, the ability to draw in tourists, and the modest production costs were assets. However, that view started to change once rising production costs started to affect the ability to create inexpensive shopfront, general and car signs.
While expansion may seem counter intuitive to combat rising production costs, expanding the market by adding new customers makes its easier to keep the production line flowing. Unfortunately for the sign business, that expansion had limits and the realisation of those limits played a major role in the closing of the business.
Essentially, the sign business was faced with the combination of growing costs and limited potential which resulted in not being able to expand to its full potential. While some things cannot be foreseen, the limited ability to reach fully out in the Sunshine Coast combined with production costs might have been factors in the business closing.
The importance of having available signs for different uses in the Sunshine Coast area was a need which had to be fulfilled. But changing times combined with rising production costs made running that business difficult at best. It was little wonder that the Noosa Signs business closes and leaves a gap in the Sunshine Coast area that has been filled by Suncoast Signs.
For those in the Sunshine Coast, one Noosa Sign business closes its doors represents a sad day. The potential of sign businesses on the Sunshine Coast was noted from the start and residents were hopeful that the company would stay around. But the lack of expansion combined with the rising production costs were simply too much for the company to cope with.
Noosa has established new laws governing the use of signage within the city limits. The Noosa council signage crackdown was aimed at the removal of Balinese flags from residences that were near resorts. However, the removal of the flags was only the beginning as many long-standing signs on council land were also targeted. While the intended effect was to reduce the chances of a Noosa overrun with unapproved signs and flags, the result had far more reaching implications.