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Small business workshops

We offer a range of practical workshops across Western Australia. They are delivered by selected presenters who are specialists in their subject matters and with a background in small business. Workshops in regional areas are delivered by our Business Local service. If you click on links to regional workshops you will be taken to the individual provider’s website.

All workshops in the metro area are currently available free of charge thanks to substantial funding from the Government of Western Australia, however registration is essential.

In light of the COVID-19 situation, most of our small business workshops are currently online. They are however presented live and include an opportunity for you to ask questions, this means that numbers for each session are capped. To ensure each workshop is able to benefit as many small business owners as possible, you are asked to sign up only if you can participate during the whole of the live session. We appreciate that plans can change, so if you are unable to join us please cancel your booking to make the place available for a fellow small business owner. Thanks for your support.

If you’re not sure where to start, visit our workshops overview page.

Please note: our workshops are open to small business owners in Western Australia only.

Introduction to Tendering

Thursday, 1 October 2020, 09.15am

to 01.00pm

Location Gosnells

Tendering for government contracts can be a great way to grow your business and to compete against larger organisations. This workshop takes an in-depth look at tendering and whether it could be good option for your business.
Tendering and contracts

Setting and Achieving Goals

Thursday, 1 October 2020, 09.30am

to 01.00pm

Location Melville

Understanding how to set and achieve goals is the key to business and personal success. This workshop will teach you how to achieve more than you thought possible.
Interpersonal skills

Marketing your Business

Thursday, 1 October 2020, 10.00am

to 01.00pm

Location Online

Knowing the secret to effective marketing is critical to boosting your cash flow and gaining an edge on your competition. This workshop will show you how to understand your customers, stretch your marketing budget and make sure your business is noticed by the people who need what you have to offer.
Sales and marketing
Foundation workshop

Website Planning

Thursday, 1 October 2020, 02.00pm

to 05.00pm

Location Online

Just about every business needs a website. Even if customers don't buy online, they are still doing extensive online research before making a purchase. Having a website provides the perfect opportunity for you to showcase your goods or services and to engage with current and potential customers.
Digital skills
Foundation workshop

Managing your Cash Flow

Thursday, 1 October 2020, 02.30pm

to 04.30pm

Location East Victoria Park

Actively monitoring and managing your cash flow is vital to tracking the financial health of your business. This practical and interactive workshop explains the process of cash flow planning, including methods and software available to help you.
Financial management

Starting a Business

Tuesday, 6 October 2020, 10.00am

to 12.00pm

Location Online

If you are thinking about starting a business, but don't know where to begin, this free two hour workshop will take you through the essentials.
Business skills
Foundation workshop

Understanding Business Financials

Tuesday, 6 October 2020, 01.00pm

to 04.00pm

Location Online

This workshop will show you how to develop 'snapshot' measures (key performance indicators) of your business progress to make sure it stays on track. It will also provide you with a good understanding of your financial essentials so that you will know the right questions to ask your accountant.
Financial management
Foundation workshop

How to Start Marketing with Instagram

Wednesday, 7 October 2020, 09.30am

to 12.30pm

Location Balcatta

Instagram is the second largest social media platform and provides a great promotional opportunity for your business.
Sales and marketing

Business Acumen & Contractual Compliance

Wednesday, 7 October 2020, 10.00am

to 11.00am

Location Online

This introductory session highlights some of the key skills required to develop commercial acumen and draws on practical examples to help you improve your commercial acumen and manage contracts in your business.
Tendering and contracts

Digital Marketing Essentials

Wednesday, 7 October 2020, 05.00pm

to 08.00pm

Location Online

This workshop examines a range of digital marketing options, including social media, email marketing and blogging, to help you understand what would work for your business.
Sales and marketing
Foundation workshop