SBDC e-news – November 2016 Industry Link

Linking the SBDC with your industry

Since 1984, the SBDC has been providing information, guidance and assistance to small businesses at all stages of development, but while our purpose has remained constant our services have constantly evolved to address contemporary challenges and ways of doing business.

At the SBDC, we’ve now revamped our Industry Link program, working directly with key industry groups, government organisations and tertiary education providers, to provide targeted information and support workshops.

Recently, we’ve worked with students from North Metro TAFE undertaking a Diploma in Photo Imaging (Commercial), many of whom were considering using their new skills to start their own business.

Similarly, a group of nurse practitioners from the Department of Health who had the option of starting their own business providing services to general practitioners, pharmacists and other allied health providers, received a Business Basics workshop.

Through Industry Link, we’re working closely with the City of Perth’s business support unit to assist with the economic development of the CBD.

We’re also in discussion with several owners of co-working spaces such as SpaceCubed, Flux, TechHub and BloomLab at the University of Western Australia. These spaces provide an encouraging environment for new businesses, start-ups and others who may have outgrown a home-base.

If your industry or business association is interested in what the Industry Link program can do for your members, contact the SBDC on 13 12 49.