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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

David Boyes

Service Manager

David is experienced in both private enterprise management and government project coordination. During his time in private enterprise, David has been responsible for business performance in high-volume sales operations and has been responsible for over 70 employees.

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Mike Purslow

Business Advisor - Midwest/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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Jen Hanrahan

Business Advisor - Mid West & Digital

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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FREE Business Skills Workshops

Marketing Your Business (Geraldton)

Marketing Your Business (Geraldton)

Feb 20, 9:00am - Feb 20, 11:30am

Mid West Chamber of Commerce & Industry
130A Flores Road
Webberton, WA  6530 Map

This FREE workshop will provide start-ups and 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's it 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. You can register for either a morning session or an evening session to suit your schedule. Program Presented by RSM Business Local - Business Advisor, Jen Hanrahan, 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’ll receive a practical workbook that will help you to clarify your marketing plans, and there will be an opportunity to ask questions and book a follow-up 1-on-1 advice session. About the Presenter Jen Hanrahan has over 20 years experience in marketing and communication roles across Australia in government, not-for-profit and business. Before joining Business Local, Jen owned and ran Blaze Digital, a successful web design and online marketing consultancy in Geraldton which helped over 100 small businesses to launch and grow online. Refreshments and nibblies provided. #MidWest #Geraldton... See MoreSee Less

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Advertising Forum (Geraldton)

Advertising Forum (Geraldton)

Mar 13, 9:00am - Mar 13, 10:30am

Mid West Chamber of Commerce & Industry
130A Flores Road
Webberton, WA  6530 Map

FREE Q&A forum for small business owners and start-ups. So you’ve set up a nice website, and have a Facebook Page, but the sales aren't coming in as fast as you'd like? If you’ve ever wondered, “Should I pay for ads?” The answer is yes. If you're wanting to boost sales, clear stock, launch a new brand, product or service or enter a new market, this workshop is for you. This is a rare chance to hear from Geraldton's major media outlets and a digital marketing expert about how you can get the most from your advertising spend. Program The forum will be facilitated by RSM - Business Local advisor and marketing veteran, Jen Hanrahan who has planned and run integrated advertising campaigns across all media. - why pay for advertising? (Jen Hanrahan, RSM - Business Local) - newspaper advertising (Brenda Griffin, The Geraldton Guardian & Mid West Times) - outdoor advertising (Jen Hanrahan, RSM - Business Local) - television advertising (Holger Klee, GWN7) - online advertising (Vanessa Patience, Amplify Marketing ) - radio advertising (Leigh Jones, Red FM & Spirit Radio) - audience Q&A There will be an opportunity to ask all presenters questions and book a follow-up 1-on-1 advertising consultation with RSM - Business Local advisor, Jen Hanrahan. #MidWest #Geraldton... See MoreSee Less

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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.