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

Business 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.
18 July
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.
18 July
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 July
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.
23 July
Business skills
Sales and marketing
Creating Engaging Video Content
Learn how to tell your brand story by creating and editing compelling video content for social media.
23 July
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.
24 July
Business skills
Sales and marketing
Instagram Reels and Stories
Tell your brand story, engage with your audience and enhance your online visibility using Instagram reels and stories.
24 July
Sales and marketing
Strategy and risk
Prepare your Business for Sale, Merger or Closure
Learn how to create a successful exit strategy for your business, ask questions and gain expert insights into selling, merging or closing your business in this live Q&A session.
24 July
Strategy and risk
Sales and marketing
Build a High Converting WordPress Website
Discover the conversion secrets to build a website that helps you find customers.
30 July
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.
30 July
Business skills
Strategy and risk
Strategic Planning for Growth
A carefully considered strategic plan can help you navigate the business landscape, providing clarity and foresight, and steering your business towards success.
30 July
Strategy and risk
Sales and marketing
Create your Social Media Strategy
Streamline your social media management by developing a content strategy that will amplify your online presece and drive business growth.
31 July
Sales and marketing
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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