New era of support and assistance for small business in WA

$3.5 million Business Local service commences 1 July 2015

The SBDC will tomorrow announce the launch of a new state-wide business advisory service designed to assist small businesses to start, develop, and grow.

Small Business Commissioner, David Eaton, says the new service, coming onstream tomorrow - 1 July 2015 has been developed as an extension to SBDC’s broad range of services.

“After a careful review of our outreach services, we developed a new model of service delivery better suited to the needs of small businesses in WA,” Mr Eaton said. Read more »

SMEs missing the boat on social media

The latest Sensis Social Media Survey reveals that businesses in WA are missing important online opportunities with only 27% of SMEs in WA using social media, many of whom cite a lack of knowledge and direction about how to use it.

These results coincide with SBDC’s State of Small Business surveys that also show time constraints, lack of exposure and understanding, costs association with developing and maintaining digital platforms and access to infrastructure (broadband) are key reasons for the lack of engagement with social media.

The SBDC has regular workshops covering these issues, designed specifically for small business operators. View workshop dates in June and July.




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