Following the great feedback we received last year, our staff will continue to hit the airwaves on RTRFM’s ‘Taking Care of Business’ show in 2019.

Through these popular interviews, which started last year, we’ll be providing advice and information on current small business trends and the key issues facing the sector. If you miss the interviews when they aired, the good news is you can catch-up online.

Pop up shops and short term leases - December 2019

Business Adviser Jim Mouzalidis talks about pop up shops and short term leases, including the pros and cons and common misconceptions business owners have about these types of leasing arrangements. Listen to Jim talk about pop up shops and short term leases.

Dispute resolution options – September 2019

Dispute Resolution Service case manager Paul Wallace discusses common business disputes, explains the free and impartial dispute resolution services provided by the SBDC to small business owners in Western Australia and in which situations they should consider taking their disputes to the Magistrates Court. Listen to Paul discuss dispute resolution options.

Small Business Friendly Local Governments initiative – August 2019

Senior Policy and Advocacy Officer Lauren Westcott discusses this initiative which recognises local governments that are proactively supporting small businesses in their area by undertaking a number of activities at local level to support small businesses. Listen to Lauren discuss Small Business Friendly Local Governments.

Single Touch Payroll – July 2019

Our business adviser Peter Seeney explains Single Touch Payroll – the new real time payroll system that small businesses will need to use to report employee payments to the Australian Taxation Office – and the exemptions in place for small business owners. Listen to Peter discuss Single Touch Payroll.

Getting ready for the end of financial year - May 2019

Our manager of business advisory services Lisa Legena discusses the key areas business should be focusing their attention on during the busy end of financial year (EOFY) period, including making sure your cash flow is good and your financial records are up to date. Listen to Lisa discuss EOFY business financials.

Licences and permits - April 2019

Manager of Business Information and Programs Caragh Waller discussed the importance of business licences, the most commonly required licences and how to access our free Business Licence Finder, which you can use to see all the licences and permits your business will need to operate. Listen to Caragh discuss business licences and permits.

Home-based businesses - March 2019

Our business adviser Peter Frey runs through what you need to consider when starting a home-based business (such as licences, permits and insurance) and the different types of businesses which can be run from home. Listen to Peter discuss home-based businesses.

Valuable lessons from successful start-ups - February 2019

Our business adviser Brian Childs explains the four key pillars you need to understand to start a successful business, and the value of seeking professional advice during start-up and at various key stages during the lifecycle of your business. Listen to Brian discuss lessons from successful start-ups.

Thinking strategically in your business - January 2019

Our manager of Business Advisory Lisa Legena talks about the importance of working on your business at a strategic level, and how a strategic mindset can help you work out the best use of your resources and how to align them with your actions and business plan. Listen to Lisa discuss thinking strategically in your business.

SBDC news
02 December 2019