Starting a business in Australia - information session

Michelle Chaffin from Curtin University

The Town held its first 'Starting a Business in Australia Information Session' in conjunction with the City of Belmont and the City of Canning on 23 March 2017. This event was aimed at newcomers to Australia that have a business idea but do not know where to start. The event attracted approximately 80-100 attendees.

Our speakers included:

  • Andrew Maurice from the Small Business Development Corporation who spoke about the eight steps to starting a business.
  • Stephen Battaglia spoke about the ATO and the services available to small business, which include an ATO app which can help small businesses with relevant tax and super information.
  • Michelle Chaffin from Curtin University gave her talk on the importance of learning and the available programs at Curtin for businesses.
  • Grace Mugabe from Financailly Empowered, giving a personal and motivational speech about her journey to starting her own business in Australia.

Due to the demand for this event, we are hoping to hold another session in the new financial year. Keep an eye on our events section for the exact date for this.