Start Your Own Business in Western Australia

Starting a business in Western Australia
Starting a business in Western Australia

If you are thinking about starting a business in Western Australia or would like to grow your existing business, you have come to the right place!

Start Your Own Business in Western Australia contains masses of free resources and the useful information that will help give your venture the best chance of success. It also highlights local organisations who offer friendly business advice and services that you need.

We have been helping start-ups and existing business owners in Western Australia since 2005 and a list of key local contacts can be found below.

Everything that you will find on the site is free and a good place to start is our free start-up pack, a series of factsheets which cover all of the key considerations, relevant templates, links to other useful resources and our free downlodable 'Start Your Own Business' guide.

Western Australia Locations Covered

Start-Up Steps

The sad truth is that far too many new businesses start-ups fail in the early stages and our aim is to try and make sure that you are not one of them.

To help with this, we have broken down the start-up process into simple steps which highlight the things that have worked for other start-ups and the pitfalls that you need to avoid.

You can see the full list of 'steps' at: How to Start a Business Step-by-Step

Western Australia For Start-Ups

Useful Start-Up Resources

Small businesses play a huge part in our Western Australia economy, given there are an estimated 209,000 small businesses, which represents 97% of all businesses in the state.

In 2015, as result of significant changes in the mining industry and reduced commodity prices globally, most small businesses have also experienced a significant down turn in demand.
In many cases, this has been greater than the impact of GFC, which Australia was very fortunate to be spared the full impact of, thanks to the resources sector and prompt Government assistance.
By July of this year the downward trend has been seen to slow and confidence is returning among small business owners.

The business climate will remain challenging for sometime to come, given the rapidly changing economy and significant changes in the demographics of our market place.

Rapid changes in our economy bring many new opportunities, that will replace business activities and technology at the end of their life cycle, a process that is evolving ever more rapidly.

Start up small businesses that are well prepared and resourced have every opportunity to do well.
There are basic principles and good practices that when applied will ensure that your new venture will be among the 50% of small business that do survive and thrive.

Start up business owners need to apply proper business planning and acquire the business and financial management skills essential to running a sound and sustainable business.
The necessary business experience and skills are acquired over time. From commencement it is vital to take sound business advice, participate in business mentoring and collaborate with others on the journey to business success.

Small business owners in Perth and WA are fortunate that business advice and support is readily available from both Government and the private sector, that we encourage you to taken advantage of.

And remember implementation is everything!

Chris Gray
Business Advice Perth

FREE Start-Up Pack

Our FREE start-up pack contains everything that you need to get you started.

It is a common trait amongst entrepreneurs to just want to 'get on with it'. However, if you want to maximise your chances of success, it is worth putting in time and effort before you start to ensure that you have set-up correctly.

  1. Start-up checklist
  2. Step-by-step guide
  3. Business plan template
  4. Personal budget planner
  5. Cashflow forecast template
  6. Marketing plan template
  7. Guide to business networking
  8. Start-up map
  9. Web & SEO Checklist
  10. Start-up map
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FREE Start-Up Pack

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Our FREE start-up pack contains everything that you need to get you started.

It is a common trait amongst entrepreneurs to just want to 'get on with it'. However, if you want to maximise your chances of success, it is worth putting in time and effort before you start to ensure that you have set-up correctly.

  1. Start-up checklist
  2. Step-by-step guide
  3. Business plan template
  4. Personal budget planner
  5. Cashflow forecast template
  6. Marketing plan template
  7. Guide to business networking
  8. Start-up map
  9. Web & SEO Checklist
  10. Start-up map

Western Australia Key Contacts

Useful Start-Up Resources

Here is a list of the key businesses and organisations who are keen to help you.

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