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The Small Business Development Corporation (SBDC) does not, and cannot, provide legal advice. The materials and information available on the SBDC website are general in nature and do not constitute legal advice and should not be relied upon as such. For legal advice specific to your particular facts and circumstances, please contact a lawyer.

The information and advice provided is made available to the general public in good faith and is derived from sources believed to be reliable and accurate at the time of release on the internet. However, the information is provided solely on the basis that readers will be responsible for making their own assessment of the matters discussed within the website and that they should verify all relevant representations, statements, and information.

By accessing information at or through this site each user waives and releases the SBDC, the State of Western Australia, and their respective officers, employees, and agents to the full extent permitted by law from any and all claims (including claims in negligence) relating to the usage of the material made available through the website, including in regard to any omission and/or errors. In no event shall the SBDC, the State of Western Australia, or its respective officers, employee or agents be liable for any incident or consequential damages resulting from use of, or reliance on the material.


All material published on any SBDC website is subject to copyright. You may download, display, print and reproduce this material in unaltered form only (retaining this notice) for your personal, non-commercial use or use within your organisation. Apart from any use as permitted under the Copyright Act 1968, all other rights are reserved.

Requests and enquiries concerning reproduction and rights should be addressed to the SBDC.

Use of the SBDC and other WA Government logos - Logos relating to the Small Business Development Corporation (SBDC) and the WA Government are not to be used by third parties in hard copy or online publications or communication materials (including, but not limited to, advertising, promotion or display materials) without written permission from the SBDC.

When permission is given, it relates to the logo being used as a means of recognising the SBDC’s support of a particular event, program or initiative; it does not in any way imply general support of the third party’s organisation or any of its other activities.

Photographs of SBDC staff members or its Board members are only to be used in relation to the promotion of events, presentations etc. with the permission of the SBDC. Photographs or logos should not be taken from this website.

The process to obtain permission is as follows:

  • Contact us clearly stating your reason for wanting to use the SBDC’s logo and/or photographs of SBDC representatives, also include the name of your main contact at the SBDC.
  • Once permission is granted you will receive a copy of the logo and guidelines associated with its use.
  • Before print or online publication, final artwork should be forwarded to our Communications and Marketing team for approval.


Requests and enquiries concerning reproduction and rights should be addressed to the SBDC.

Protecting your privacy and your personal information is important to us.

We will record your personal information (including email address) if you send us a message, register for a workshops or event, subscribe to our e-news or join a survey/interest group.

The information you provide may be added to our client relationship management system (CRM) and used for future communications from us. We will also use any additional contact information you provide to assist us in responding to your enquiry or request, and to confirm any appointments and bookings. Subscribers to our e-news can unsubscribe at any time.

We will not use or disclose information collected about you other than for a purpose made known to you, a purpose you would reasonably expect, a purpose required, authorised or permitted by or under any law, or a purpose otherwise authorised by you.

Information collected

When you look at this website, our web server makes a record of your visit and logs the following information for statistical purposes:

  • your server address
  • your top level domain name (eg. .com, .gov, .au, .org)
  • date and time of the visit to the site
  • pages previously accessed and documents downloaded
  • previous site visited
  • type of browser used

Our website uses cookies to track usage patterns and traffic trends, and to improve your experience. The information about your use is only analysed on a bulk basis for broad demographic content. Individual use is not analysed.

The SBDC uses industry standard Secure Socket Layer (SSL) encryption to ensure the highest security for credit card and personal details submitted via our website.

Links to external websites

Material on this website contains links to other external websites not hosted on our domain (

Links to external sites are provided in good faith as a service only and do not represent endorsement or recommendation of any information, company, product or service. It is the responsibility of the user to make their own decisions about the accuracy, currency and reliability of information found on external sites.

Downloading material

Where this website includes material intended for download it is provided without charge. Although we have made every effort to ensure that the material provided in the download is complete, current, reliable, free from error and virus contamination, we do not warrant or make any representation about the accuracy, adequacy or completeness of the information or whether the download has been corrupted or tainted by viruses.