Learn directly from successful small business operators.

Whether you are thinking of jumping feet first into your own small business this year, or giving your side hustle the best chance of growing into a career, our Business Kickstart Package will equip you to start well, survive and thrive.

Through our series of on-demand and online interactive sessions, access to individual advisory appointments with experienced small business specialists, and walkthroughs of our business planning resources, you will gain the practical skills and insider tips to set yourself up to thrive.

From the essentials of setting up your business, to business planning and ongoing learning, our Business Kickstart Package will boost your chance of success in your new small business.

Limited spots are available – don’t miss your chance to start 2024 with a bang!

What's included

  1. A combination of on-demand and live small business workshops, so you can learn at your own pace.
  2. A live Q&A and business resource demo session with our experienced business advisers, giving you the opportunity to ask questions in real time.
  3. Optional free personalised check in and advisory sessions to discuss your business idea or plan with an experienced small business adviser.
  4. A redeemable code to attend another SBDC workshop of your choice for free until 30 June 2024.

PLUS you’ll receive:

  • Free downloads and tools to help you drive next steps in your business.
  • Access to professional market research reports for current insights about your industry.
  • A recording of each live session to revisit later.
  • An invitation to join our private Facebook Group for online networking.

This package is available for just $37 thanks to funding from the State Government.

Learning schedule

Find out more about each session and what you'll learn.

Session 1

Starting a Business workshop (on demand)

To kick off the series, when you sign up for the Business Kickstart Package we'll provide you with access to our on-demand Starting a Business workshop - giving you the chance to watch this two hour session at your own pace after the busy festive season.

In this workshop, you will learn about:

  • essential licences and registrations
  • your ABN, business name and GST registration
  • introduction to business finance 101
  • the value of the market and how you can access it
  • understanding how to differentiate from your competition
Session 2

Personalised check in (optional)

After you have signed up to kickstart your business, you can opt in to receive a free, personalised check in from one of our experienced, local business advisers to discuss your business idea and ask any questions you may have.

To opt in, make sure you select this option at the time of booking and provide your phone number.

Session 3

Online interactive session – 9.30am to 10.30am on Saturday 20 January 2024

Get a live demonstration of the free small business resources introduced in the Starting a Business workshop, such as our range of free business templates, tools and guides and Business Licence Finder, in this interactive online session.

This is also your opportunity to ask any questions you have about the content covered in the Starting a Business workshop, with a cohort of your peers.

For those who can’t make it on the day, the session will be recorded and available on demand in your virtual event hub.

Session 4

Business Planning workshop – 9.30am to 12.30pm on Saturday 3 February 2024

A business plan is an essential document that helps you clarify your thinking, set the tone and direction for your business and gain a deeper understanding of your target market.

In this workshop, you will be guided through the process of writing a business plan and will learn about:

  • how a marketing plan fits into your business plan
  • why you need a financial strategy
  • how a SWOT analysis will help you identify your business opportunities

You will also get access to our free business planning template to help you on your way to kickstarting your business.

Session 5

One to one business planning session

Once you've had time to formulate your business plan, you'll be invited to book in for a one to one session with an experienced SBDC business adviser. During this session, you can ask any questions you have to refine your business idea, seek tips on how to complete your plan or, if it's ready, discuss your draft business plan and receive feedback.

You can book this session at a day and time that suits you using our online booking portal, with the option to attend over the phone or via Microsoft Teams.

Session 6

It's over to you!

Having learnt how to kickstart your new business, it's over to you to choose the next step in your learning journey!

We'll send you a redeemable code to book into an SBDC workshop of your choice right up until 30 June 2024. You’ll also be able to access the recorded sessions from the Business Kickstart Package in the virtual event hub until this date.

Our workshops include a range of practical sessions in the following subject areas:

  • Business skills
  • Financial management
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Sales and marketing
  • Strategy and risk
  • Tendering and contracts

They are taught by subject matter experts who will bring you the latest in small business skills to help you start well, thrive and survive!


The complete Business Kickstart Package is available for just $37 thanks to funding from the Western Australian Government.

Don’t delay – bookings close Friday 19 January 2024. Limited places available.

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