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Business Local Mid West

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

FREE Advice & Mentoring

We offer expert advice, direction, training and referrals on all aspects of small business including:

  • Business Start-up
  • Business Planning
  • Marketing
  • Licensing & registration
  • Taxation
  • Franchising
  • Dispute
  • Funding & Finance
  • E-Commerce
  • IT Systems
  • HR & Industrial Relations
  • Leasing
  • Buying/Selling
  • Succession Planning

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

Book a FREE Small Business Consultation

Meet Your Business Local Advisors

Tony Emmott

Business Advisor - Mid West & Gascoyne

Tony has experience and knowledge of all aspects of small business. He managed a small business in Geraldton for 7 years, then owned and operated that business for next 12 years, growing to employ over 30 staff.

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Emma O'Brien

Business Advisor - Mid West

Emma has several years of business, administration and financial experience in a variety of areas including taxation, superannuation, accounts, payroll, management, finance and business operations.

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Jen Hanrahan

Business Advisor - Mid West & Online

Jen has specialised in digital marketing since 2005 and before joining our team, Jen owned and ran Blaze Digital – a successful web design and online marketing consultancy servicing small businesses nationally from Geraldton.

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Lechelle McDiarmid

Service Manager

Lechelle has 15 years’ experience in banking and finance prior to joining our team. In addition to her big-business experience, Lechelle has held operational and management roles in small and developing businesses in regional WA.

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FREE Business Skills Workshops

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Lunch+Learn: Bookkeeping Beyond Excel (Mingenew)

Lunch+Learn: Bookkeeping Beyond Excel (Mingenew)

Feb 25, 12:00pm - Feb 25, 1:30pm

Mingenew Crc50 Midlands RdMingenew, WA6522 Map

Join us for a FREE presentation where we go through bookkeeping fundamentals and tools to harness financial reporting for your business.

Are you thinking about starting a business and wondering how to record your financial transactions?

Are you currently in business and unsure if you are using your software to its best abilities?

Or thinking about changing software or moving beyond Excel spreadsheets?

Join us for a FREE presentation where we go through bookkeeping fundamentals and the tools and apps to streamline administration and harness financial reporting for your business!

Who's it for
This is an entry level workshop for people with little or no understanding of Bookkeeping.
It will also be useful for business owners who want to ensure they are recording their financial transactions efficiently.

This workshop covers the following topics:
-Accounts Payable & Receivable
-GST Registration
-Common Reports
-Overview of Various Software
-Data Automation
-And More…

There will be an opportunity to ask questions or you can book a Free one-on-one follow up consultation afterwards to discuss your individual requirements.

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How to Write a Business Plan (Geraldton)

How to Write a Business Plan (Geraldton)

Mar 9, 9:00am - Mar 9, 12:00pm

RSM Australia12 Bayly StreetGeraldton, WA6530 Map

This workshop will guide you through developing a business plan and demonstrate why proper planning is essential for any small business.

Prospective business owners sometimes wonder if they really need to write a business plan, particularly if they’re not seeking a bank loan. However, if you want to clarify your thinking, set a tone and direction for your business, and a deeper understanding of your market, the answer is certainly ‘yes you do’.

Who it's for
Anyone who:
-is in the early stages of starting their business
-needs to secure external funding (eg. loan, grants, equity investment)
-already has a business but wants to develop a plan to clarify their thinking and look for new opportunities.
No previous business knowledge is required to attend this workshop.

This workshop covers:
-what should be included in your plan and why
-how a marketing plan fits into your business plan
-why you need a financial strategy
-how a SWOT analysis will help you identify your business opportunities.

This workshop will be presented by RSM's Mid West team of Business Local Advisors, Tony Emmott, Emma O'Brien and Jen Hanrahan.

Together they have owned, managed and advised hundreds of small businesses on all aspects of starting and running their businesses. Between them they have expertise in planning, finance, accounting, leasing, staffing, eCommerce, IT and marketing. You can find out more at www.rsmbusinesslocal.com.au/mid-west/

You’ll receive a practical workbook that will form a draft plan for your own business, sample business plans, and there will be an opportunity to ask questions.

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Marketing Your Business (Geraldton)

Marketing Your Business (Geraldton)

Mar 17, 9:00am - Mar 17, 12:00pm

RSM Australia12 Bayly StreetGeraldton, WA6530 Map

This FREE workshop will provide small business owners with the knowledge and tools to develop an effective marketing plan to build a customer base, increase sales and ensure a sustainable business.

Businesses only thrive by understanding their customers and using marketing strategies to meet their needs. Today’s consumers are overwhelmed by promotional 'noise' (in both online and off-line environments), so it’s essential that your message is the one that 'cuts through'.

Who it's for
This workshop is for people wanting to understand marketing basics. The focus is on what marketing actually is and how to write a marketing plan for your business.

This workshop covers:

-market research
-identifying what makes your business unique
-developing your brand
-an overview of a range of marketing channels (offline and online)
-setting your marketing goals and budget
-keeping your loyal customers
-monitoring your marketing activities

You will receive a workbook with information and practical exercises to complete.

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RSM - Business Local Office


1/12 Bayly Street, Geraldton WA 6530

Business Local Remote Consulting

Dongara, Morawa, Kalbarri, Northampton & Other Business Centres

Our advisors 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.