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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.

Workshops in the Perth metro area are available for just $20 thanks to substantial funding from the Government of Western Australia and our Starting a Business workshop is available free of charge. Registration is essential for all workshops.

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.

How to Advertise with Facebook

Monday, 20 September 2021, 09.00am

to 12.00pm

Location Online

Learn more about the range of advertising options available on Facebook and how to create ads that convert for your business.
Sales and marketing

How to Start a Food Business

Tuesday, 21 September 2021, 09.30am

to 12.00pm

Location Online

Starting your own food business is involves more than just a love of food. There are many key steps to ensure you are set up for success.
Business skills

Improve your Productivity

Tuesday, 21 September 2021, 09.30am

to 12.30pm

Location Online

Do you find there aren't enough hours in the day? This workshop looks at methods to boost your productivity and apply them to your business.
Business skills

Starting a Business

Tuesday, 21 September 2021, 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

Improve your Sales Skills

Wednesday, 22 September 2021, 09.30am

to 01.00pm

Location Online

Would you like to become better at selling? Learn the simple principles and skills that will set you apart from competitors and help you close sales more easily.
Sales and marketing

Understanding Business Financials

Wednesday, 22 September 2021, 02.00pm

to 05.00pm

Location Perth CBD

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

Google Tools for Business

Thursday, 23 September 2021, 09.30am

to 12.30pm

Location Fremantle

Learn how to run your business anywhere with apps for Google tools.
Digital skills

How to Write a Business Plan

Thursday, 23 September 2021, 10.00am

to 01.00pm

Location Online

A business plan is a valuable document for business owners as it helps you clarify your thinking, set a tone and direction for your business and gain a deeper understanding of your market.
Business skills
Foundation workshop

Marketing your Business

Thursday, 23 September 2021, 02.00pm

to 05.00pm

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

Business Strategy and Planning

Friday, 24 September 2021, 07.00am

to 09.00am

Location Mandurah

With many businesses looking for ways to attract capital, a business plan could be part of the solution. Most investors and lenders, want to see a well-developed business plan as proof of the business owner's credibility and the business's potential.
Strategy and risk