The City regularly hosts low cost and free small business training. Topics include digital marketing, financials, HR, and business systems. These business workshops are provided by the Small Business Development Corporation, and the ASBAS program through Business Station.
In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis and subsequent changes in customer demand, SBDC’s business skills building workshops are evolving.
- Until further notice, all available workshops will be held online.
- No in-person workshops are currently taking place.
- All online workshops (usually $20) are now free for all WA small business owners, however registration is still essential.
This workshop examines a range of digital marketing options, including social media, email marketing and blogging, to help you understand what would work for your business.
Visit https://www.smallbusiness.wa.gov.au/blog/workshop-schedule for the workshop schedule.
Business Armadale is the local Armadale region business association. It provides networking opportunities and knowledge sharing through an annual calendar of events. These events include showcases, forums, breakfasts, sundowners and the annual Business Awards.
Business Armadale welcomes business owners wanting to:
- Expand your local business network
- Brainstorm ideas
- Collaborate with like-minded business people.
For more information, contact Business Armadale via email.
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 grants assistance are available on this site.
Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Western Australia (CCIWA)
CCIWA is a not-for-profit, member driven organisation providing quality, cost effective information, professional services and advice for businesses. CCIWA have more than 9,000 members from across all regions and industries. Their mission is to make it easier to do business in WA.
The initiatives and services they provide include:
- Employee relations advice
- Industry assistance
- International Trade and Investment Centre
- Workforce development programs
Small Business Development Corporation (SBDC)
The Small Business Development Corporation (SBDC) is an independent statutory authority. Their primary role is to encourage, promote, and facilitate the establishment and growth of small businesses in Western Australia.
They provide a range of services to the small business sector including:
- Business skills workshops
- Business licence finder to identify the required licences, registrations and codes of practice required for your business
- Advisory services to provide guidance on a range of small business matters
- Commercial tenancy advisory service to provide guidance on commercial lease agreements
- A low cost dispute resolution service to assist with resolving business to business and business to government disputes
- Policy, advocacy and advice to government
- Business migration.
Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman (ASBFEO)
The ASBFEO's role is to support small businesses and family enterprises to enable them to grow and thrive. Their services include dispute support and legal assistance. The dispute support online tool will help you identify the best avenue for your business issue.
Phone 1300 650 460
Lodge an online enquiry
Find grants, funding and support programs from across government to help your business grow and succeed.
Business Development and Assistance Program
The Business Development and Assistance Program helps Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people access the skills, knowledge and resources required to start and grow viable businesses.
Business Growth Grants
You can apply for a business growth grant if you have received a business management service and your business adviser recommends specific business improvement activities. These activities are to increase your trade in Australian markets and/or markets in other countries. The grant amount is up to 50% of eligible costs and the maximum grant amount is $20,000 (excluding GST).
The Entrepreneurs' Programme is the Australian Government’s flagship initiative for business competitiveness and productivity.
The programme offers support to businesses through four elements:
- Accelerating commercialisation
- Business management
- Incubator support
- Innovation connections.
Export Market Development Grants (EMDG)
The Export Market Development Grants (EMDG) reimburses expenses incurred for export promotional activities to existing and potential Australian exporters.
R&D Tax Incentive
The R&D Tax Incentive provides a tax benefit to companies. This is to offset some cost of conducting eligible research and development activities.
The City of Armadale offers various food safety training for community members or local businesses.
Proprietors of food businesses are reminded that all staff who handle food must complete appropriate food safety training. To this end food business owners may find it useful to encourage their staff to complete one or all of these courses.
FREE Online Food Safety Training – FoodSafe
This training usually costs $35. However the City covers the cost for its local businesses and community members. Use the discount code FSARMAD312 at checkout to have the training discounted to $0, and then no payment is required. A certificate will be generated on completion of the course.
FoodSafe Online is the link to this training program (use discount code FSARMAD312 ). Please forward a copy of the certificate to email@example.com and include the name of the food business or event.
FREE Online Food Allergy Training – All About Allergens
All about Allergens training is a free online course for anyone working or volunteering in the food industry. The course takes about 1to 1.5 hours to complete and a certificate can be printed on completion.
Local Food Safety Information Sessions – City of Armadale
The City’s Health Services team occasionally runs food safety information sessions for local community groups or small businesses. Any future food safety training sessions will be listed below. It is essential that you RSVP to any information sessions to ensure the City can accommodate you.
There are no upcoming sessions listed, please register your interest by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.