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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 session 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:
  • • Key steps to launching your business;
  • • Assessing your business idea;
    • Building your business plan;
    • Choosing your business structure;
    • Legal obligations;
    • Building your support team;
    • Figuring out your finances;
    • Marketing 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.  

  • This workshop is presented by the Small Business Development Corporation, a Western Australian Government agency that helps small business owners to start well, survive and thrive. We offer free resources, business advice and low cost workshops covering what you need to know to boost your chance of business success. Turn to us for free, practical support to help your small business journey run smoothly.
  • 133 140
    smallbusiness.wa.gov.au

    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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