SBDC Teams

Small Business Services

The Small Business Services Team provides guidance, referral and the Small Business Centre Support Unit for the effective development of small business in Western Australia.

The team also develops programs to address specific needs within the sector including:

  • aboriginal business
  • business migration into Western Australia
  • commercial tenancy
  • innovation to market
  • youth enterprise resource
  • marketing
  • women in business
  • franchising
  • tourism
  • workshops

The Small Business Centre Support Unit assists the statewide Small Business Centre network with a wide range of services including:

  • administering operational grant funding
  • assisting management committees with manager recruitment and training; and
  • maintaining benchmark data and research.

Corporate Communications and Marketing

Through a wide variety of communication and marketing options, the SBDC communicates with clients and stakeholders to raise awareness of support services available to small business, to promote the value of the sector to the State’s economy and to provide information on developing and growing successful businesses.

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Policy and Advocacy

Our Policy and Advocacy team focuses on enhancing the growth and viability of the West Australian small business sector by:

  • undertaking research to identify issues impacting on the small business sector and assisting in the development of appropriate solutions, and promoting informed decision-making;
  • facilitating the development and review of policies and processes appropriate to the needs and characteristics of small business through;
    • advocacy and liaison with government agency representatives on behalf of individual small businesses, specific industries, or the sector as a whole;
    • promoting the need for consultation with small businesses and their representative organisations;
    • participation in decision-making and advisory bodies; and
    • initiating and managing key projects to address specific small business needs.

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Corporate Resources

The Corporate Resources team assists in the achievement of our goals by providing a comprehensive support function comprising:

  • financial management including budgeting and accounting services;
  • human resource management;
  • facilities including asset management, fleet management and procurement;
  • online services management;
  • information technology infrastructure management;
  • administration; and
  • records, library and information management services.

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