Need Advice? Call 1800 249 562
Need Advice? Call 1800 249 562
Business Local

Mid West

Your Regional Small Business Centre

Free Small Business Support

Whether you’re just starting out with a great business idea or looking to grow, streamline or solve a specific challenge, our Mid West Business Advisers can help you on your journey to business success.

Business Advice & Coaching

We offer expert guidance on all aspects of small business including:

  • Business Start-up
  • Business Planning
  • Marketing
  • Licencing & Registration
  • Taxation
  • Franchising
  • Funding & Finance
  • E-Commerce
  • Business Systems
  • HR & Industrial Relations
  • Commercial Leasing
  • Buying/Selling a Business
  • Succession Planning
  • Disputes

From a quick question to ongoing coaching, training and referrals, turn to us for help.

After an initial discovery session, your adviser will prepare an action plan and check-in regularly to offer guidance by phone, email, Zoom, or face-to-face to help you achieve your goals.

Book a FREE Consultation

Our advisors are based in Geraldton, but regularly travel throughout the Mid West.  
Contact us to schedule an appointment in your town.

FREE Small Business Consultation (Geraldton)

Book a 1-on-1 consultation at the RSM office in Geraldton

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FREE Small Business Consultation (Online)

Meet with one of our Mid West advisers by Phone or Video (Zoom)

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FREE Workshops

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Mid West CCI Business Excellence Awards Submission Workshop/Webinar

Mid West CCI Business Excellence Awards Submission Workshop/Webinar

Aug 20, 8:00am - Aug 20, 10:00am+2Aug 29, 5:00pm - Aug 29, 7:00pmAug 30, 9:00am - Aug 30, 11:00am

Mid West Chamber of Commerce and Industry- MWCCI20/285 Foreshore DriveGeraldton, WA6530 Map

A workshop designed for you to leave with a draft of your submission and with tips and examples of what make an award winning submission.

Congratulations! You've been nominated for the Mid West CCI Business Excellence Awards (BEA).

You may be wondering, “what’s next?”

Step 1) Post about it! Thank your supporters on social media for the nomination and belief in your business 😊

If you are submitting for a business award category:

Step 2) Register for your FREE workshop (you will get a private link when we email you, so check your inbox! Note: Attending the event on facebook does NOT mean you're registered to the workshop, this needs to be done via the private portal) – designed so you can leave with a rough draft for your award questions and help guide you to write an award winning submission.

a) Visit mwcci.com.au/business-excellence-awards-information-for-nominees/ to find the category(ies) you have been nominated for and choose which one/s you would like to submit (we recommend choosing two categories maximum if you have been nominated for several due to time constraints).

b) Print EACH category PDF document (includes the guideline on entry requirements and submission questions).

c) Read the category document carefully BEFORE your workshop.

d) Bring the category document with you so you can start to answer the questions, with tips and feedback from the workshop facilitators!

You will be well on your way to potentially winning your very own 26th Business Excellence Awards!!

Submission closes on Sunday 25 September, 11:59PM WST.


Meet your Workshop Facilitators:

RSM Business Local advisor, David Boyes will go through each of your questions - being mindful this workshop is for BUSINESS AWARD CATEGORIES ONLY. David will provide useful tips and sample answers to set you on the right track to write a winning entry.

Entering business awards is not just about winning though. Just the process of entering gives you the opportunity to stand back, take a good look at your business from an outsider’s point of view, and make some important changes as needed - from planning and marketing through to your financials.

If selected as a finalist, your business will benefit from widespread promotion. And as a winner, you can boost customer confidence by displaying the BEA winners logo in your promotional material.

There will be an opportunity to ask questions and book a follow-up 1-on-1 session.

If you cannot make this workshop or would like confidential 1:1 assistance with your submission, please book a free consultation by calling 1800 249 562 or online at www.rsmbusinesslocal.com.au/mid-west

RSM Australia is a provider of Business Local, your network of business advisers in regional WA.

Proudly funded by the Small Business Development Corporation.
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FREE Business Advice in Kalbarri

FREE Business Advice in Kalbarri

Aug 24, 9:00am - Aug 24, 3:00pm

Cyclone Seroja Recovery Hub

Book a FREE consultation in Kalbarri via calendly.com/jen-hanrahan/business-local-kalbarri or phone 1800 249 562 or message us for more information.

Our Mid West adviser, Jen Hanrahan will be in #Kalbarri to provide free confidential 1-on-1 assistance with any aspect of your business including:
* MWCCI Business Excellence Awards Submissions
* Business Grants (Seroja Recovery)
* Staffing and HR matters
* Planning for your business
* Marketing your products or services
* Business systems & software
* Taxation, finance matters & more.

RSM Australia is a provider of Business Local — a Small Business Development Corporation service funded by the Government of Western Australia.

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Google Your Business (Geraldton)

Google Your Business (Geraldton)

Sep 9, 9:00am - Sep 9, 10:30am

RSM Australia12 Bayly StreetGeraldton, WA6530 Map

Learn how to reach more customers and stand out in online searches in this FREE workshop for small business.

Does your business rely mostly on Facebook or social media posting to drive sales. You could be missing out on many potential customers who search elsewhere - people new to town or visiting, in new markets or people not on Facebook.

Who is this for?
This is for any small business in any industry - whether you sell locally or worldwide, online or in-store, retail, trade or services.

Whether you have a website or not, there are things you can do to boost your business visibility in search engine results and get more sales.

What we will cover?
After completing a quick audit of your search engine visibility, our digital marketing specialist, Jen Hanrahan will demonstrate a range of free SEO (search engine optimisation) tools and techniques for you to further explore to improve your online presence and attract your ideal customer.
Jen will also touch on how Google paid advertising works.

There will be plenty of opportunity to ask questions throughout.

If you cannot make this workshop or would like 1:1 advice, please book a free consultation at www.rsmbusinesslocal.com.au/mid-west or phone 1800 249 562.

Presenter
RSM Business Local advisor, Jen Hanrahan has worked with hundreds of small businesses over the past decade. Before joining the RSM Business Local team in 2018, Jen ran a digital marketing consultancy for six years helping businesses to launch, grow and thrive online.

Jen has helped boost Google search engine sales for a wide variety of busineses - from plumbers, to sparkies, sheds, accommodation, tours, beauty, fashion, art and more.

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Meet Our Mid West Advisers

David Boyes

David Boyes

  • Owner Mid West Monuments, Cooee Motion Media & former McDonalds business manager
  • Experience in accounting, HR, business development, marketing.
  • Vice President Mid West Chamber of Commerce & Industry.


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Jen Hanrahan

Jen Hanrahan

  • Owned and ran Blaze Digital – web design and marketing agency.
  • Expert in marketing, eCommerce, websites, IT & business systems.
  • Worked in Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth & Geraldton with global & local brands.


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Mid West Business Local Office

RSM Geraldton

Level 1/12 Bayly Street, Geraldton WA 6530

Remote Consulting

Dongara, Mingenew, Morawa, Kalbarri, Northampton & Other Business Centres

Our advisers regularly travel throughout the Mid West region to run workshops and provide one-on-one consultation sessions on demand and in partnership with Community Resource Centres.

Happy Clients

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Your Business Journey

Let Us Guide You

Start

  • Meet government obligations
  • Develop a winning plan
  • Minimise your risk
  • Get traction fast

Grow

  • Strengthen your brand
  • Increase your sales
  • Market online
  • Raise finance

Manage

  • Be a better employer
  • Formalise your processes
  • Be more efficient
  • Take a step back

Resolve

  • Handle a dispute
  • Rectify staffing issues
  • Recover money
  • Tackle financial issues

Let’s discuss how we can help make your business better