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 in Western Australia. 

Templates, tools and guides

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

Propel your Business Program

Propel your Business offers established Western Australian business owners access to a three month structured coaching program, peer connections, and online learning opportunities. Drive efficiency, profitability, and success with help from the SBDC.

Secure your place

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

Sales and marketing
Creating Complete Digital Marketing Campaigns
Cut through the digital marketing overwhelm to discover a powerful step-by-step method to creating digital campaigns that attract new customers.
27 February
Sales and marketing
Financial management
Tax Essentials
Your tax knowledge can play a large part in the success or failure of your business, particularly in the start-up phase. This workshop will help you understand key tax matters including income tax, GST and record keeping obligations.
27 February
Financial management
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.
27 February
Business skills
Tendering and contracts
Writing a Winning Tender
Preparing a tender to secure a new contract or funding? Uncover all the tips and tactics to write a winning submission.
28 February
Tendering and contracts
Financial management
Xero for Intermediate Users
Make the most out of the Xero and learn how to use its advanced product features to get the most out of this powerful accounting tool.
28 February
Financial management
Sales and marketing
Introduction to Google Business
Learn how to create and optimise a Google Business Profile to enhance your online presence and reach more customers.
28 February
Sales and marketing
Business skills
Understanding Changes to Employment Law
Navigate the complexities of recent and upcoming changes to employment law to stay informed, prepare for future amendments and protect your business and employees.
29 February
Business skills
Sales and marketing
Setting Up your Services Sales Funnel
Learn how to set up your sales funnel to acquire new clients and sell your services.
29 February
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.
29 February
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.
5 March
Business skills
Financial management
Understanding Business Financials
If you're new to business, this workshop will show you how to develop 'snapshot' measures (key performance indicators) of your business so you can make sure it stays on track financially.
6 March
Financial management
Financial management
Pricing to Make a Profit
This workshop will help you calculate your product pricing and explore strategies to maximise profitability.
6 March
Financial management
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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.
 

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