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

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.
25 January
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.
25 January
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.
27 January
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.
27 January
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.
1 February
Business skills
Digital skills
Website Planning
This workshop will help you to determine what you want a website to do for your business. It will also explore the options to build it yourself or to engage professionals.
2 February
Digital 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.
2 February
Sales and marketing
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.
3 February
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.
3 February
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. 
8 February
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.
8 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 workshop will take you through the essentials. 
12 February
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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