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.

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
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.
7 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.
7 February
Sales and marketing
Digital skills
Creating an Online Shop
With the popularity of purchasing online, it's important for businesses to have an online presence. This workshop explores the process of creating and running a successful online shop.
8 February
Digital skills
Interpersonal skills
The Confidence Code: Becoming a Woman of Influence
The Confidence Code is a five-week online masterclass focusing on the core pillars of becoming an influential business woman.
8 February
Interpersonal 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.
8 February
Financial management
Financial management
Understanding Cash Flow, Profits and Budgets
This workshop will provide an overview to essentialfinancial business reports and step you through the pocess of creating a budget.
9 February
Financial management
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.
9 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 two hour workshop will take you through the essentials.
11 February
Business skills
Sales and marketing
Strategies to Increase your Sales
You are passionate about your business and want people to experience and enjoy your services. This workshop will equip you with strategies to increase sales and grow your business.
14 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 two hour workshop will take you through the essentials.
14 February
Business skills
Strategy and risk
Introduction to Work Health and Safety Legislation
Find out more about Western Australia's new Work Health and Safety Legislation and your obligations as an employer.
15 February
Strategy and risk
Digital skills
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.
15 February
Digital skills
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.
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.
 

About the commissioner   Our work