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How to Start a Side Business

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

Do you have a hobby that you would like to turn into a business? Is your side hustle starting to take off and you want to make sure you’re on the right track for success? This workshop will help you test your business idea and explain how to run a business on the side.

All participants will receive a checklist on how to start a side business.

This topic covers:
  • Understanding your motivation to start a business
  • Identifying your strengths in transitioning to a business owner
  • Identifying a good business idea and market testing it
  • Conducting market research to identify customers and whether they will buy from you
  • Accessing start-up funds and business resources
  • How to market and promote your business on a shoestring budget

This session is for anyone wanting to test a business idea or who has a side business they would like to launch.

The facilitator of this topic Business Foundations has been helping small to medium businesses equip themselves with the skills and knowledge they need for almost 30 years. With tailored programs, expert direction and valuable advice, they help more than 2,500 businesses start, evolve and grow sustainably each year.

Important booking information

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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

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 or call 133 140.

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