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 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
Raising Business Capital
This workshop provides a step-by-step guide to structuring your business correctly and providing the right information to be in a better position to raise capital.
7 July
Financial management
Tendering and contracts
Introduction to Tendering
Tendering can be a great way to grow your business. This workshop takes an in-depth look at tendering and whether it could be good option for your business.
12 July
Tendering and contracts
Business skills
Running your Business from Home
This workshop will provide you with the essential strategies, tips and tools to successfully run a business from home or another remote location.
12 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.
12 July
Business skills
Business skills
Thriving Through Workplace Change
In this workshop you will learn how to best navigate your business through change. You will also gain an understanding of how you, and your employees, react to workplace change to help you better manage this process.
13 July
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.
13 July
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.
13 July
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.
14 July
Financial management
Digital skills
Google Ads Made Simple
Compared to social media, Google Ads convert three times more people into leads and sales. But a successful ad campaign needs a clear strategy.
19 July
Digital skills
Tendering and contracts
How to Write a Tender
This hands-on workshop will help you practise your tender writing skills using practical examples. An in-class workbook will take you through how to complete each section of a tender document.
19 July
Tendering and contracts
Business skills
Entrepreneurial Skills for Women - Part 1
Developing skills to nurture an entrepreneurial mindset is essential when starting or running your own business.
19 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 workshop will take you through the essentials. 
19 July
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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