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  • SBDC congratulates Cameron Syme

    Winner of the 2013 Western Australian Regional Small Business Awards and owner of the Great Southern Distillery in Albany, Cameron Syme has now been invited to join the Reserve Bank of Australia’s Small Business Finance Advisory Panel. Read more »

  • SBDC congratulates top WA Indigenous businesses

    Four clients of the SBDC’s Aboriginal Business Unit have been selected in the list of Top 10 Essential Aboriginal Experiences in Australia by Australia and New Zealand Travel Magazine. Read more »

  • Small business a priority for Joondalup’s growth plans

    The City of Joondalup’s latest economic development strategy, Expanding Horizons, is designed to increase local employment opportunities through the development of small and medium sized businesses. Read more »

  • Chinese business migrants a boost for WA

    Through its Business Migration Centre, the SBDC regularly hosts delegations of potential business migrants from around the world. So far this financial year, we have welcomed six delegations from China, totalling around 95 business owners looking to move to Western Australia. Read more »

  • Business migration great for our state

    The SBDC delivers the Western Australian Business Migration Program on behalf of the state government. In the 2013/14 financial year to date, 112 migrants have been nominated by SBDC for visas with a confirmed total capital investment into WA of more than $184 million. Read more »

  • Esperance business and industry forum

    This month, the Small Business Commissioner David Eaton is a guest speaker at the Over the Horizon business and industry forum in Esperance. The Esperance Chamber of Commerce and Industry, in partnership with the Goldfields-Esperance Development Commission, convenes this forum of industries and organisations most influential to the region's economy. Read more »

  • Energy efficiency workshops free in May

    Over the next seven months the commonwealth government is providing free workshops in eight capital cities and 22 regional centres around the country for small and medium sized businesses in the transport and storage industry. Read more »

  • Small business a priority for Northern Australia

    We are currently preparing a submission on behalf of small business to the Federal Parliamentary Inquiry into the future development of Northern Australia. The Inquiry affects Western Australian towns above the Tropic of Capricorn, including Exmouth, Newman, Karratha, Port Hedland, Broome, Derby, Halls Creek, Kununurra and Wyndham. Read more »

  • SBDC celebrates 30th anniversary

    During 2014, we’ll be celebrating our 30th Anniversary – that’s 30 years of service and support to the Western Australian small business community from 1984 to 2014. Read more »

  • Business Migration Centre brings millions into WA

    At the final Business Migrant Network event for 2013, Small Business Commissioner David Eaton provided an impressive wrap-up of results for the past six months. Read more »

  • Sensis puts WA ahead of the pack

    The latest Sensis Business Index, released on 10 December, shows WA recording a 30 percentage point increase in business confidence among SME’s, putting us firmly ahead of other states. Read more »

  • Small Business Commissioners in Perth

    Small Business Commissioners from around the country arrived in Perth recently for the first National Small Business Commissioners' Meeting to be held in Western Australia. Read more »

  • Shops can open from 8am to 6pm on December 8, 15, 22 and Boxing Day

    Trading hours have been extended for all shops in the Perth metropolitan area, for the three Sundays before Christmas.  So, from December 8 all retail shops, large and small, can now open from 8am to 6pm on December 8, 15, 22 and Boxing Day. Read more »

  • The West Australian newspaper profiles Small Business Commissioner David Eaton

    David Eaton, Western Australia's Small Business Commissioner, talks to the West's Kim Macdonald and reveals that making the switch to a government role from a leadership position in a government enterprise like Australia Post, is not as different as some would assume. Read more »

  • ASIC booklet makes it easier to understand your obligations

    ASIC has released a booklet specifically for small businesses, to make it easier to comply with legal obligations. If you operate a small business as a registered company or under a registered business name, this booklet is for you. Read more »

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