Business Development Tips
Local Business Support Services
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Business Local – RSM Australia
- Business local assists small businesses and start-ups at no cost. They encourage the development and growth of small businesses by providing advice, information, resources and contacts to intenders, start-up and existing small business operators.
- RSM Australia regularly run regionally based business workshops to keep you updated on legislative changes relating to tax issues, cloud accounting, as well as superannuation and financial planning advice. These sessions are ideal for individuals and small business owners.
- Codeswitch provides local and Indigenous businesses located in the Pilbara with access to free mentoring and professional advice, where tailored strategic and commercial strategies will be offered.
- Program participants are given access to a Business Advisor who works with each business to achieve their goals, create supporting documents and plan for future growth.
The Business Centre Pilbara
- The Business Centre Pilbara provides Pilbara start up and up and running business with free business advise to build your knowledge and skills. The Business Centre works closely with small businesses to identify any knowledge gaps from business basics, online marketing, digital disruptions, or operational needs, and connect you to resources to build your knowledge and skills.
Business Planning & Development Resources
Many banks have tools information on their websites eg: Commonwealth / ANZ Bank
Small Business Development Corporation
- General Business Advice inc. Tax, Marketing, HR advice
- Business templates, guides and tools supplied online
Free Online Business Tools
Email marketing/group mailouts – Create, send and track email newsletters using Mailchimp
Surveys – Create and publish online surveys in minutes, and view results graphically and in real time using Survey Monkey
Design software – Makes designing simple. Create designs for Web or print for presentations, Facebook covers, flyers, and more using Canva
Website design – Create your own website easily, without needing to know any coding, try Wix or Square Space
Social Media Tips
Facebook – Facebook for business – Discover how Facebook can help you meet your business goals.
LinkedIn – LinkedIn company pages – Create a company page to raise brand awareness and engage with potential customers.
Increasing Business Visibility (Free Business Listings)
National Business Directories
- Pilbara Business Capability Register is a register showcasing Pilbara companies and their capacity to provide products and services to resource, construction and other sectors within the Pilbara region of WA
Aboriginal Business Directory WA
- This directory provides Aboriginal businesses in Western Australia with an opportunity to promote their products and services to potential buyers from government and private organisations.
Local and regional business groups work hard to promote local business communities. Show your support and reap the benefits by becoming a member.
Business and Industry Groups