How we can help

Running a small business requires skills and knowledge of a variety of areas.

We provide a range of resources, tools and services to help develop your business. 

Business information

We provide a wealth of resources covering almost every aspect of starting and running a business.

Advisory services

We offer advice, dispute and mediation services for small businesses throughout Western Australia. 

Templates, tools and guides

We have a variety of tools, templates and guides to assist with your business needs.

Looking for business advice?

We recommend the following approach when looking for business advice.

  1. Take a look through our extensive collection of business information.
  2. If you can't quite find the right information, discuss your business questions or concerns with our free business advisory service.

Build the skills to succeed

We offer a range of practical workshops across Western Australia.

They are delivered by selected presenters who are specialists in their subject matters and have a background in small business.

   Government supported

   Specialist facilitators

   Tailored for small business

 

Browse our current workshops

Upcoming Workshops

Strategy and risk
Strategic Planning
Having a strategic plan ensures you are well placed to achieve your business and personal goals. It is vital to achieve your desired outcomes quickly and effectively.
13 June
Strategy and risk
Sales and marketing
Creating an Online Shop
With the popularity of purchasing online, it's important for businesses to have an online presence. This workshop explores the process of creating and running a successful online shop.
13 June
Sales and marketing
Business skills
Preparing Employment Contracts
Learn how to prepare employment contracts that not only protect you as a business owner but also provide clarity to your employees around the terms and conditions of their employment.
17 June
Business skills
Financial management
Let's Talk Finance

To run a successful business, you need to understand the numbers in your profit and loss statements and balance sheets. This workshop will equip you to make more sense of the numbers, and make informed decisions leading to better business outcomes.

18 June
Financial management
Sales and marketing
Google Ads Made Simple
Compared to social media, Google Ads convert three times more people into leads and sales. But a successful ad campaign needs a clear strategy.
18 June
Sales and marketing
Sales and marketing
Develop your Marketing Strategy
If you're new to business, this workshop will teach you how to develop a marketing strategy tailored to reaching your target market and driving business growth.
18 June
Sales and marketing
Business skills
Starting a Business
If you are thinking about starting a business, but don't know where to begin, this free two hour workshop will take you through the essentials.
18 June
Business skills
Sales and marketing
Build your Brand on TikTok
Learn how to use TikTok to create engaging content, leverage trending challenges and boost your brands visibility online.
19 June
Sales and marketing
Sales and marketing
Digital Marketing Essentials
This workshop examines a range of digital marketing options, including social media, email marketing and blogging, to help you understand what would work for your business.
19 June
Sales and marketing
Business skills
Building a Business Dashboard
Building a successful business is linked to understanding and focusing on key performance areas. This workshop helps identify these critical areas and how to monitor them.
20 June
Business skills
Business skills
Digital Tools to Boost Productivity
Discover how you can use low-cost digital applications to improve business productivity and efficiency.
23 June
Business skills
Strategy and risk
A Practical Introduction to Cyber Security
This workshop will arm you with the key skills and knowledge to protect your business information and customer data from cyber crminals.
24 June
Strategy and risk
Photo of a male SBDC Dispute Resolution Service Case Manager speaking with a female client during a meeting.

Is your business in dispute?

We recommend the following approach when looking for help to resolve a business dispute.

  1. Take a look through our extensive collection of dispute resolution information.
  2. If you've tried to resolve the problem and are unsure of what to do next, contact our dispute resolution service.
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Meet the Commissioner

David Eaton became Western Australia’s first Small Business Commissioner and CEO of the Small Business Development Corporation in January 2012.
 

About the commissioner   Our work