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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 Cramer & Neill air-conditioning 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 & Gascoyne

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. Emma is a Xero certified advisor.
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Jen Hanrahan

Business Advisor - Mid West & Marketing

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 (Mingenew)

Branding with Canva (Mingenew)

Aug 11, 5:15pm - Aug 11, 7:45pm

Mingenew Crc50 Midlands RdMingenew, WA6522 Map FREE workshop for ...

FREE workshop for small business. Learn how to use Canva - a free tool that makes it easy to create amazing branded graphics from templates.

Registration via eventbrite is essential www.eventbrite.com.au/e/branding-with-canva-mingenew-tickets-113293846946

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 learn how to use Canva - a free tool that makes it easy to create amazing branded graphics from templates. This beginner level presentation will help you understand the basics of branding and show you how to use Canva to maintain consistency across all media for successful brand recognition.

Pre-requisites
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You do not need a Canva account or any experience with Canva. But good computer skills are required to follow this presentation.

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

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 these things, I can help you source them.

Presenter
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Business Local advisor, Jen Hanrahan has specialised in digital marketing and eCommerce 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.

#MidWest #Mingenew
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11 interested  ·  2 going
How to Write a Business Plan (Geraldton)

How to Write a Business Plan (Geraldton)

Aug 14, 9:00am - Aug 14, 12:00pm

RSM Australia

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

Business plans provide a strong foundation for your business and can help you identify the resources needed during set-up and operation.

Who it's for
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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.

Program
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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.

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.

BOOKINGS ARE ESSENTIAL www.eventbrite.com.au/e/how-to-write-a-business-plan-geraldton-tickets-115326504680

Presenter
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Business Local advisor, Tony Emmott has experience and knowledge of all aspects of small business. He managed Cramer and Neill in Geraldton for 7 years, then owned and operated that business for next 12 years, growing to employ over 30 staff.

#MidWest #Geraldton

If you cannot make this workshop or would like 1:1 advice, please book a free consultation by calling 1800 249 562 or online at www.rsmbusinesslocal.com.au/mid-west
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Getting Paid on Time & Reducing Bad Debts (Geraldton)

Getting Paid on Time & Reducing Bad Debts (Geraldton)

Aug 28, 9:00am - Aug 28, 11:00am

RSM Australia12 Bayly StreetGeraldton, WA6530 Map FREE workshop for ...

FREE workshop for small businesses that invoice customers for supply of goods or services.

Chasing up late payers or non-payers can be stressful for small businesses as it impacts your cash flow and in turn, your ability to pay your own bills and wages.

This entry level presentation will give you tips and procedures for getting paid on time to reduce bad debts and outline options to recover outstanding debts.

Workshop Outline
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-Setting up terms and conditions of trade
-Payment options including structured credit
-Invoicing best practices
-Proactive cash flow management
-Debt recovery process
-Q&A

Presenter
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Business Local advisor, Tony Emmott 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.

#MidWest #Geraldton

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

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.