The City provides a range of services aimed to support small businesses.
The City promotes many business support providers who offer free and low-cost services.
Business support providers
The Small Business Development Corporation (SDBC)
The Small Business Development Corporation (SDBC) supports new and existing small businesses with a range of free and low-cost workshops. Experienced business advisers can also provide help by phone, email or in person. An online business licence finder will direct you to the licence and permits you need. A range of practical business resources, tools and templates are also available in print and online.
For more information, please visit the Small Business Development Corporation website.
Stirling Business Association
Stirling Business Association is a membership based organisation that provides networking opportunities, hosts functions and events and provides relevant business
information to membership base.
For more information, visit Stirling Business Association or contact 08 9240 1288.
Stirling Business Centre
Looking for more support to effectively grow your business? Momentum Pro is Stirling Business Centre’s business support program so you can lead your business with confidence and have your own private office within our professional business centre. Our various sized offices means we can accommodate your changing needs as your business grows.
Co-working and Momentum
You’re wanting the support of Momentum but you’re looking for more flexible office space. Momentum gives you the flexibility of accessing our collaborative co-working space while participating in our Momentum program. Additionally our co-working space is somewhere you can work, connect and collaborate with other business owners on an ad-hoc basis.
For more information, visit Stirling Business Centre or contact (08) 9240 1288.
Business Stationoffers a FREE one-to-one business advisory service on a range of topics including business start-ups, marketing, digital engagement, management and finance. Business Station advisors are qualified and experienced professionals, focused on providing the necessary tools to help your small business prosper.
For more information, please visit the Business Station website.
Innovation Centre WA
Innovation Centre WAprovides infrastructure and services to emerging and innovative small to medium enterprises, to increase their commercial potential. Commercialisation advisers provide support to turn ideas into viable, sustainable enterprises and products.
For more information, please visit the New Industries website.
Supply Nationis dedicated to growing diversity within the supply chain, by connecting Australian corporate and government organisations with its membership base of Indigenous business suppliers.
For more information, please visit the Supply Nation website.
Indigenous Business Australia (IBA)
Indigenous Business Australia (IBA) assists Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to access the skills, knowledge and resources required to start and grow a viable and sustainable business.
For more information, please visit the Indigenous Business Australia website.
Aboriginal Business Directory WA
Aboriginal Business Directory WA is a free service which gives Aboriginal businesses an opportunity to promote their products and services to potential buyers from government and private organisations.
For more information, please visit the Aboriginal Business Directory WA website.
Kaleidoscope Initiative’s Employer Partner program supports businesses develop and benefit from their diverse and inclusive workforce. The support offered includes professional development, networking opportunities, cultural competency training and developing leadership/coaching skills through Kaleidoscope Mentoring Program.
For more information, visit Kaleidoscope Initiative or contact (08) 9205 8481.
Heads up - better mental health in the work place
There are many challenges that can effect mental health in the workplace, including long work hours, social isolation, customer demands, cash flow issues, work-life balance and job insecurity.
Heads Up, an organisation to improve mental health in the workplace can help if you, or someone you know might need support.
Are you considering starting a business?
If you're thinking of starting a business, refer to Starting a business to learn about legislative requirements and the types of approvals you may need to obtain before you start.
Shared offices/co-working spaces
Stirling Business Centre
At Stirling Business Centre tenants enjoy a collaborative community that offers coaching, training and networking to support the local small business owner to succeed and grow. Apart from SBC’s Momentum coaching program, the centre offers collaborative co-working, virtual offices, meeting and training rooms as well as pleasant communal areas to encourage interaction and engagement between tenants. With its vibrant feel and professional management Stirling Business Centre is the ideal stepping stone for your business journey.
For more information, please visit the Stirling Business Centre website.
Integrity Business Centre
Integrity Business Centre is located in Osborne Park and offers 20 serviced offices in a variety of sizes to suit 1 to 12 people. There are also co-working meeting rooms and virtual offices that are available, in a range of pricing packages.
For more information, please visit the Integrity Business Centre website.
Regus have set up shared offices in Osborne Park, with a variety of options such as dedicated offices, meeting rooms, shared work spaces or a virtual office. Additional facilities include a 20-metre swimming pool, alfresco poolside café, fully equipped gym, barbeque facilities and full-size tennis court.
For more information, please visit the Regus website.
Flowspaceis a co-working hub in North Beach designed for small businesses who want a fantastic location, access to meeting and boardrooms, and to work in an open-plan environment with high speed Wi-Fi.
For more information, please visit the Flowspace website.
The Perth Artifactory
The Perth Artifactory was established to promote the creative and artistic use of technology and offers a communal workshop in a large warehouse in Osborne Park. Members get access to tools, machinery and skills training, including a 3D printer, laser cutters and an electronics workbench, to make anything they want. Clients can use the facilities on a casual ‘drop in’ rate or a monthly membership, and it is a not-for-profit operation run by volunteers.
For more information, please visit the Perth Artifactory website.
To stay up to date, sign up to the City's newsletter, or to read the previous newsletter click here.