Starting a restaurant
Opening a restaurant or café remains a popular choice for people starting their own business. The first 90 Day Regulatory Mapping project was around the steps involved in opening a restaurant in WA. This has now been developed into an easy read interactive guide.
Eco and nature-based tourism
Have your say - tell us about your experiences in eco-tourism
If you are a small business owner in the eco or nature-based tourism sector the Department of Finance would very much welcome your feedback about what you believe are the main burdens on your sector. More information about this 90 Day project is available from the Department of Finance.
You can provide feedback through an online survey, which is open until 28 February 2017.
The Small Business Development Corporation, has undertaken a project focussed on the red tape burdens involved in opening a retail outlet.
Retail is an important contributor to the WA economy and as at June 2015 the State had more than 12,000 small retailers.
Due to the tight scope of this project it was not possible to include all retailers and we excluded retailers in the fuel, liquor, motor vehicle and supermarket/grocery sectors. Retailers who operated only through e-commerce (online) channels were also excluded.
This mapping project was completed by mid December 2016. The final report is currently being reviewed by the Minister for Small Business, the Hon Sean L'Estrange MLA. Information about the final recommendations and the regulatory map will be made public in early 2017.
A 90 Day mapping project focussed on aquaculture has recently been completed by the Department of Finance. Further details about the project can be found on their website.