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    Creating an Online Shop


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    Please note: this event is run by the Small Business Development Corporation for small business owners in Western Australia only.

    Australians are doing their shopping increasingly more online. Having an online shop is a great way for customers to purchase products or book appointments for services online, which can significantly reduce the time businesses spend performing these jobs manually. However, the process of setting up a digital store can be difficult to navigate.

    This session explains the steps required to set up an online shop, such as licences and software required, web design and development, monitoring sales and search engine optimisation, as well as financial accounting. 

    This topic covers:
    • Custom develop your online store vs using a standardised platform;
    • Hosting options;
    • Compare mainstream Software As A Service (SaaS) options;
    • Logistics of licences required, returns policies, and financial accounting;
    • SEO and dominating the online space for your market;
    • Branding the online store for your products or services;
    • Automate for delivery of the products you sell.

      This session is for whose business is ready to launch, who are in an established business or who have little to no experience with online retail.

      The facilitator of this topic, Belmont Business Enterprise Centre (Belmont BEC) is a not-for-profit community based organisation established in 1994 to assist in the growth and development of small businesses.

      Important booking information

      Got a query? Check our Workshop Frequently Asked Questions or get in touch with us at workshops@smallbusiness.wa.gov.au. 

      Bookings are limited to two tickets each, however you can make more than one booking. If you are booking for more than one person, please provide each person's email address so they receive our emails with important links and downloads.

      To book for larger groups, please contact us on 133 140 or email workshops@smallbusiness.wa.gov.au

      If you cannot attend, please cancel so your place can be made available to another business owner. You can cancel your booking from the update order button on your order confirmation email. Cancellations and refunds for paid workshops can be made up to 24 hours before the workshop starts.

      Additional information for workshops

      We are committed to supporting all WA small business owners, including those with diverse needs. Our workshops are delivered in a variety of buildings, locations and formats. If you would like further information about accessing a particular workshop, please email workshops@smallbusiness.wa.gov.au or call 133 140.


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