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.

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

Tendering and contracts
Demonstrating Value for Money in Tender Applications
This hands-on workshop will teach you how to demonstrate best value for money when applying for government tenders.
11 October
Tendering and contracts
Business skills
Starting a Business
If you are thinking about starting a business, but don't know where to begin, this free workshop will take you through the essentials. 
11 October
Business skills
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.
11 October
Business skills
Sales and marketing
How to Start Marketing with Instagram
Instagram is the second largest social media platform and provides a great promotional opportunity for your business.
12 October
Sales and marketing
Digital skills
Social Media Photography
People respond to images, so photography is an essential skills when promoting your business on social media. This workshop teaches tips and tricks to improve your skills.
12 October
Digital skills
Interpersonal skills
The Confidence Code: Becoming a Woman of Influence
The Confidence Code is a five-week online masterclass focusing on the core pillars of becoming an influential business woman. This workshop starts on Wednesday 12th October and will then run every Wednesday afternoon at 1pm for the remaining four weeks.
12 October
Interpersonal skills
Sales and marketing
Attracting the Right Customers
Finding and attracting the right customer is a challenge many business owners face. This workshop will show you how to define and attract your ideal customer to make selling your products and services easier.
13 October
Sales and marketing
Sales and marketing
Using MailChimp for Email Marketing
Email marketing is an effective digital marketing tool to communicate with prospective and existing clients. It can help you increase sales and nurture client relationships.
13 October
Sales and marketing
Business skills
How to Write a Business Plan
A business plan is a valuable document that helps you clarify your thinking, set a direction for your business and gain a deeper understanding of your market.
13 October
Business skills
Business skills
Starting a Business
If you are thinking about starting a business, but don't know where to begin, this free workshop will take you through the essentials. 
15 October
Business skills
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.
15 October
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 October
Business skills
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.
Photo of David Eaton, the Small Business Commissioner of Western Australia.

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