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Business Local Mid West

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

FREE Advice & Mentoring

Our Mid West Small Business Advisors are available to offer expert advice, resources and referrals on all aspects of small business including:

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

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

Mike Purslow

Business Advisor - Mid West & Gascoyne

Mike has extensive experience and knowledge in small business, finance and local community. Mike has owned several small business in the Gascoyne/Midwest since 1993 and prior to that was in the banking industry for 20 years.

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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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Branding with Canva (Geraldton)

Branding with Canva (Geraldton)

Nov 22, 9:30am - Nov 22, 12:00pm

RSM Australia12 Bayly StreetGeraldton, WA6530 Map

Want to create professional looking promotional images for social media?

Or create a branded poster, flyer, menu or price list for your business?

Bring your laptop and learn how to use Canva - a free tool that makes it easy to create amazing branded graphics from templates.

This beginner workshop will help you understand the basics of branding and show you how to use Canva like a pro to maintain consistency across all media for successful brand recognition.

*** Registration via eventbrite is essential to secure your place ***

Program
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This workshop covers:
- Basics of branding
- Review of your business brand
- Canva overview and account set-up
- Setting Up Your Brand Kit (logo, colours, fonts)
- Choosing the right images
- Using templates
- Create your own branded graphic (Facebook Cover, Post, or Flyer)
- Printing considerations

What to Bring
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- Your laptop (we will provide free WiFi access)
- Your business branding (eg. logo, colours, fonts and photos if available) but if you don’t have access to these things, I can help you source them.

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

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Lunch+Learn: Bookkeeping 101 (Geraldton)

Lunch+Learn: Bookkeeping 101 (Geraldton)

Nov 28, 12:30pm - Nov 28, 2:00pm

Pollinators - CityHive184 Marine TerraceGeraldton, WA6530 Map

Bring your lunch and join us for LUNCH+LEARN at CityHive - FREE lunchtime presentations for small business owners and operators.

Are you thinking about starting a business and are unsure 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?

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

Who's it for
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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.

Program
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This workshop covers the following topics:

- Accounts Payable & Receivable

- Payroll/Employees

- 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.

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

** RSVP Essential **

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RSM - Business Local Office

Geraldton

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.