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    Starting a 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.

    If you are thinking about starting a business, but don't know where to begin, this FREE workshop will take you through the essentials.

    You'll cover the key steps; from initial assessment and looking at your suitability to run a business, to financing your idea, and identifying sales opportunities.

    You'll also receive lots of hints and tips on where to find more detailed information and advice on how to start a business.

    This topic covers:
    • The essentials of starting your own business
    • Key steps to launching your business;
      • Assess your business idea
      • Build your business plan
      • Choose your business structure
      • Legal obligations
      • Build your support team
      • Figure out your finances
      • Market your business

    You'll receive a practical workbook, which includes an "Are you ready?" checklist, and there will be an opportunity to ask questions. 

    This session is for anyone thinking about starting their own business, or who already has a business but is open to new ideas.

    Our foundation workshops are presented by SBDC business advisors and local small business owners. These presenters have been selected for their vast experience and expertise in this subject area. 

    Important booking information

    Got a query? Check our Workshop Frequently Asked Questions or get in touch with us at 

    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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