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. 

COVID-19 updates for business

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

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

Financial management
Finance and Accounting Fundamentals
This workshop is aimed at people who don’t think of themselves as a ‘numbers person’ and looks to take the mystery out of your business financials.
16 August
Financial management
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. 
16 August
Business skills
Sales and marketing
Marketing your Business
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.
16 August
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.
17 August
Sales and marketing
Business skills
Introduction to Intellectual Property
This workshop provides a practical introduction to intellectual property and its importance for small business owners.
17 August
Business skills
Digital skills
Website Planning
Just about every business needs a website. Even if customers don't buy online, they are still doing extensive online research before making a purchase. Having a website provides the perfect opportunity for you to showcase your goods or services and to engage with current and potential customers.
17 August
Digital 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.
17 August
Financial management
Business skills
How to Start a Side Business
Have you wondered if your business idea is viable? This workshop will show you how to test the market before committing to running a business full time.
18 August
Business skills
Financial management
Introduction to GST and BAS Reporting
If your about to register for GST this workshop is a practical guide to understanding it and how to complete a business activity statement (BAS).
18 August
Financial management
Digital skills
Canva: Beyond the Basics
If you've already mastered the basics of Canva, this hands-on workshop will show you tips and tricks to produce professional and eye-catching graphics for your business.
19 August
Digital skills
Business skills
Hatching your Business Idea
This workshop covers a range of topics for start-ups and new business owners to help you determine if your business idea will work
19 August
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. 
20 August
Business skills

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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