Whether you are starting your business, looking to expand or need general business advice the below resources can assist you along the way.
The Small Business Development Corporation (SBDC)
The Small Business Development Corporation (SBDC) is an independent statutory authority that provides free advice to small business in Western Australia and advocates on behalf of the sector. Tools for business planning can be found on the website, along with advice on disputes and events such as small business training workshops.
Business.gov.au is an online government resource for the Australian business community. Business.gov.au offers simple and convenient access to all of the government information, assistance, forms and services you need. It's a whole-of-government service providing essential information on planning, starting and growing your business. Advisory services along with grant assistance are available on this site.
Australian Business Licence and Information Service (ABLIS)
Australia Business Licence and Information Service helps you find the government licences, permits, approvals, registrations, codes of practice, standards and guidelines you need to know about to meet your compliance responsibilities if you are starting, operating, growing, or closing a business. Simply fill out the relevant questionnaire and ABLIS will summarise the licences you may need for your business. This is a great place to start if you want to find out what you may need and the cost involved for the legislative part of your business.
Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCI)
Chamber of Commerce and Industry is a membership based organisation whose vision is to make WA a world leading place to live and do business. They provide advocacy and professional services in order to make it easier to do business. CCI helps thousands of businesses each year with:
- resolving employee relations and occupational safety and health issues.
- training solutions to build and develop your workforce.
- migration and visa advice.
- updates on employee relations and occupational safety and health legislation changes that impact on your business.
- networking opportunities with other members to help build relationships.
- keep abreast of important business issues.
- provide access to respected and influential business leaders.