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.

COVID-19 updates for business

To help you manage business disruption associated with coronavirus (COVID-19), we've put together a range of support information focused on the needs of small business owners.

Please check this page regularly; information will be updated as it becomes available.

Read the latest COVID-19 updates

 

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

Business skills
How to Grow your Business by Working with Competitors
Have you considered that your competitors could provide a potential revenue stream for your business? They could become your best allies.
30 November
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. 
30 November
Business skills
Business skills
Circular Economy and Sustainability
Many small businesses seek more sustainable practices, but are unsure of how and when to start corporate social responsibility planning. This online workshop will help you to develop responsible policies and plans for a more sustainable business.
30 November
Business skills
Financial management
Understanding Business Financials
This workshop will show you how to develop ‘snapshot’ measures (key performance indicators) of your business progress to make sure it stays on track. It will also provide you with a good understanding of your financial essentials so that you will know the right questions to ask your accountant.
1 December
Financial management
Business skills
How to Write a Business Plan
A business plan is a valuable document for business owners as it helps you clarify your thinking, set a tone and direction for your business and gain a deeper understanding of your market.
1 December
Business skills
Business skills
Running your Business from Home
If you want to join the thousands of 'lifestyle' business owners running their operation remotely from home but aren't sure how, this workshop will provide you with the essential strategies, tips and tools to manage this successfully.
2 December
Business skills
Digital skills
How to Start an Online Business
Discover the secrets to selling online with this practical, interactive workshop.
3 December
Digital 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. 
4 December
Business skills
Sales and marketing
Marketing your Business
Knowing the secret to effective marketing is critical to boosting your cash flow and gaining an edge on your competition. This workshop will show you how to understand your customers, stretch your marketing budget and make sure your business is noticed by the people who need what you have to offer.
4 December
Sales and marketing

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're still unsure of how to proceed or in need of mediation services chat to us online or contact our advisory services.
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.
 

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