How we can help

Running a small business requires skills and knowledge of a variety of areas.

We provide a range of resources, tools and services to help develop your business. 

Business information

We provide a wealth of resources covering almost every aspect of starting and running a business.

Advisory services

We offer advice, dispute and mediation services for small businesses throughout Western Australia. 

Templates, tools and guides

We have a variety of tools, templates and guides to assist with your business needs.

Looking for business advice?

We recommend the following approach when looking for business advice.

  1. Take a look through our extensive collection of business information.
  2. If you can't quite find the right information, discuss your business questions or concerns with our free business advisory service.

Build the skills to succeed

We offer a range of practical workshops across Western Australia.

They are delivered by selected presenters who are specialists in their subject matters and have a background in small business.

   Government supported

   Specialist facilitators

   Tailored for small business

 

Browse our current workshops

Upcoming Workshops

Business skills
Digital Tools to Boost Productivity
Discover how you can use low-cost digital applications to improve business productivity and efficiency.
23 June
Business skills
Strategy and risk
A Practical Introduction to Cyber Security
This workshop will arm you with the key skills and knowledge to protect your business information and customer data from cyber crminals.
24 June
Strategy and risk
Sales and marketing
Stand Out on Social Media
Discover how to capitalise on the popularity of the latest social media trends by incorporating them into your marketing plans.
25 June
Sales and marketing
Business skills
Starting a Business
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.
25 June
Business skills
Business skills
Writing Effective Policies and Procedures
Human Resource policies are a useful tool for employers to help manage their business and client needs. Learn how to write an effective HR policy to protect your business.
26 June
Business skills
Sales and marketing
Pitching and Presenting your Business
Learn to craft presentations that stand out. This workshop will teach you to structure content, deliver presentations confidently, and engage your audience effectively.
26 June
Sales and marketing
Business skills
How to Write a Business Plan
A business plan is a valuable document that helps you clarify your thinking, set a direction for your business and gain a deeper understanding of your market.
27 June
Business skills
Financial management
Xero for Beginners
Streamline your bookkeeping procedures with Xero, a cloud based accounting software system.
27 June
Financial management
Financial management
Understanding Business Financials
If you're new to business, this workshop will show you how to develop 'snapshot' measures (key performance indicators) of your business so you can make sure it stays on track financially.
27 June
Financial management
Financial management
Pricing to Make a Profit
This workshop will help you calculate your product pricing and explore strategies to maximise profitability.
28 June
Financial management
Business skills
Starting a Business
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.
2 July
Business skills
Business skills
Starting a Business
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.
9 July
Business skills
Photo of a male SBDC Dispute Resolution Service Case Manager speaking with a female client during a meeting.

Is your business in dispute?

We recommend the following approach when looking for help to resolve a business dispute.

  1. Take a look through our extensive collection of dispute resolution information.
  2. If you've tried to resolve the problem and are unsure of what to do next, contact our dispute resolution service.
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Meet the Commissioner

David Eaton became Western Australia’s first Small Business Commissioner and CEO of the Small Business Development Corporation in January 2012.
 

About the commissioner   Our work