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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

FREE Business Skills Workshops

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FIRESIDE CHAT: Get it in Writing! with Christina Ware

FIRESIDE CHAT: Get it in Writing! with Christina Ware

Oct 21, 5:15pm - Oct 21, 6:30pm

Pollinators - CityHive184 Marine TerraceGeraldton, WA6530 Map

Do you have any burning questions about business and legal contracts? Geraldton commercial lawyer Christina Ware is here to answer them!

Register here: www.eventbrite.com.au/e/fireside-chat-get-it-in-writing-with-christina-ware-tickets-185391851017

Small businesses deal with an array of contracts throughout their life-cycle from leases to employment contracts, terms and conditions, privacy statements, non-disclosure agreements and more. The importance of contracts is often unrecognised until something goes wrong. And things do go wrong!

Get insights into how agreements and contracts can support or break a business and hear some of Christina's contract 'war' stories while taking away lessons for your business.

This Q&A style chat is a terrific chance to talk to an experienced commercial lawyer - without the bill.

Get the answers to your burning questions like:
-You say 'get it in writing', but what writing actually counts as a contract?
-How can I minimise my liability to my customers for things I can't control?
-I've written contracts myself. They don't use the language like lawyers. Is that a problem? What can go wrong?
-What are the key steps in arranging a contract to make it binding?
-What does binding mean?
-How can I prepare better contracts or terms, but without big lawyer fees?

Our Fireside Chat sessions are a fun and interactive chance to pick the brains of veteran professionals and entrepreneurs in an safe environment of inquisitive small business owners. Our Business Advisors facilitate the session and pre-prepare their own questions - ensuring the session is engaging and informative while you're formulating your own queries.

This isn't about our guest selling themselves or their business. All of our guest speakers are genuinely participating to share their knowledge and experiences to help you get ahead.

'The Chatee'
Christina Ware is a seasoned and local commercial lawyer. Christina has over 10 years experience assisting small businesses to prepare agreements, set up, buy and sell their businesses, and help them navigate through some nasty situations. In 2019, Christina and her business partner, Gabby, started their own legal firm Geraldton Commercial Lawyers and are now small business owners themselves.

*No actual fire is permitted to be lit or otherwise caused through any deliberate act or inaction whilst our guests are speaking or at any time or place connected with this event unless through authorised cooking.

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Marketing Your Business (Geraldton)

Marketing Your Business (Geraldton)

Oct 29, 9:00am - Oct 29, 12:00pm

RSM Australia12 Bayly StreetGeraldton, WA6530 Map

This FREE workshop will give you the knowledge to develop an effective marketing plan to 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'.

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

Who is it for?
This is a foundational course ideal for those starting out in business or existing businesses looking to rethink your marketing.

Participants must own/work in (or be planning to commence) a for-profit small business.

This topic 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.

There will be an opportunity to ask questions or you can book a free one-on-one follow up consultation to discuss your individual requirements. You will also receive a practical workbook to refer to during and after the session.

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

RSVP via Eventbrite Essential.

RSM Business Local advisor, Jen Hanrahan has worked with hundreds of small businesses over the past decade. Jen ran a digital marketing consultancy for six years helping businesses to launch, grow and thrive online. Since joining the RSM Business Local team in 2018 she has coached dozens of entrepreneurs through to successful small business start-up and growth.

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Meet our Mid West Small Business Advisors

Jen Hanrahan

Jen Hanrahan

Business Advisor - Mid West & Marketing

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

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David Boyes

David Boyes

Business Advisor - Mid West & Gascoyne

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

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Al Paladinetti

Al Paladinetti

Business Advisor - Mid West & Wheatbelt

  • Owned and managed graphic design agency & family supermarket.
  • Experience in banking/finance, retail, business planning, marketing and recruitment with corporate and small businesses in USA and Australia.

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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.