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

Sales and marketing
Stand Out on Social Media
Discover how to capitalise on the popularity of the latest social media trends by incorporating them into your marketing plans.
23 May
Sales and marketing
Business skills
How to Start a Food Business
Starting your own food business involves more than just a love of food. There are many key steps to ensure you are set up for success.
23 May
Business skills
Sales and marketing
Creating a One Page Marketing Plan
This practical workshop will guide you through the process of creating a one page marketing plan to help you promote your business in a way that will be cost effective and achieve maximum results.
24 May
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 May
Financial management
Sales and marketing
Connecting with your Customers
Transform your brand through compelling narratives and powerful storytelling to build connections with your audiences and set your business apart.
27 May
Sales and marketing
Business skills
Scale your Business with Digital Tools
Did you know digital tools can help scale your business and boost your revenue? This interactive workshop will teach you how to automate tasks, streamline workflows and make better decisions.
28 May
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.
28 May
Business skills
Sales and marketing
Using Canva
This introductory level workshop will teach you how to create graphics for your social media, marketing materials and website using Canva.
28 May
Sales and marketing
Sales and marketing
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.
29 May
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.
29 May
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.
30 May
Sales and marketing
Sales and marketing
Increase your Reach with Facebook and Instagram
Discover how you can use Facebook and Instagram to increase your business profile and generate more sales.
4 June
Sales and marketing
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