Business Local Wheatbelt

Whether you’re just starting out with a great small business idea or looking to grow or solve a specific business challenge, our Wheatbelt 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.

Upcoming Town Visits

Our advisors are based in Northam, but regularly travel throughout the Wheatbelt. Contact us to schedule an appointment in your town.

Meet Your Business Local Advisors

Willy Regan

Business Advisor - Wheatbelt North

Willy currently lives in York and has worked in Northam for 13 years where she owned and operated a small business. Along with five years in media and promotional marketing roles including sales and management within the Avon Valley, Willy understands the many challenges small businesses face in the region.
Find out more

Schedule a consultation with me

Courtney Fulwood

Business Advisor - Wheatbelt South

Brookton local Courtney is experienced in customer service, administration, social media, property management and event co-ordination gained from 7 years in Local Government. Prior to this Courtney worked in several small business in the Wheatbelt.
Find out more

Schedule a consultation with me

Jen Hanrahan

Business Advisor - Online

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

Find out more
Book an online consultation with me (Zoom/Phone)

FREE Business Skills Workshops

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Driving Sales Online (Wheatbelt)

Driving Sales Online (Wheatbelt)

Jun 4, 9:00am - Jun 4, 11:00am

Northam, Western AustraliaNortham, WA6401 Map Explore 10 tactics ...

Explore 10 tactics to drive more sales through digital marketing.
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Are you feeling the pinch of competition from online sales or the downturn from COVID-19 restrictions? Wondering how to better use social media or Google to attract new customers?

Join us for an informative presentation by RSM Business Local's in-house marketing expert Jen Hanrahan where we explore 10 different digital marketing tactics to generate sales.

Hint: it has nothing to do with running a Like & Share Facebook competition.

Jen will present a range of examples of how businesses are generating sales through Facebook, Google, Instagram, Pinterest, email marketing and more to help you work out what options will suit your business.

This webinar will be presented as a live Zoom meeting with plenty of opportunity to ask questions throughout.

To Register
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** Registration via Eventbrite is essential to receive your webinar link. www.eventbrite.com.au/e/driving-sales-online-wheatbelt-tickets-106035513074

This webinar is exclusively for small businesses located in the #Wheatbelt region of Western Australia.

Program
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This webinar covers:

- Online Marketing Process
- Online Marketing Essentials for every business
- Beyond the Basics -10 Tactics to drive sales online

Presenter
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Business Local advisor, Jen Hanrahan is a qualified marketing and communication professional who has worked in Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth and Geraldton. Jen has specialised in digital marketing and eCommerce since 2005. 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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Facebook Essentials for Small Business (Bencubbin)

Facebook Essentials for Small Business (Bencubbin)

Jun 8, 5:30pm - Jun 8, 7:30pm+1Jun 9, 9:00am - Jun 9, 11:00am

Bencubbin Community Resource Centre45 Monger StreetBencubbin, WA6477 Map FREE beginner level ...

FREE beginner level workshop for small businesses who have a Facebook Business Page and want to use it more effectively.

Get and share locally relevant tips on optimum Page set-up and ongoing engagement to maximise your reach and attract new clients and customers.

Workshop Outline
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- Facebook Overview - how it works and key stats
- Page Set-up - checklist
- Industry Specific Page Settings
- Page Management - notifications, messages, comments, reviews and insights
- Growing Your Page Likers/Followers
- Posting - why, how and what your business should post.
- Facebook Advertising - brief overview
Q&A

Presented in partnership with Bencubbin Community Resource Centre and The Shire of Mt Marshall

#Wheatbelt #Bencubbin
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1 interested
Branding with Canva (Jurien Bay)

Branding with Canva (Jurien Bay)

Jun 24, 5:30pm - Jun 24, 8:00pm

Jurien Bay Crc67 Bashford StJurien Bay, WA6516 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.

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 sound 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.

#Wheatbelt
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Bookkeeping Essentials (Brookton)

Bookkeeping Essentials (Brookton)

Jul 1, 10:00am - Jul 1, 12:00pm

Brookton CWA

Learn bookkeeping & payroll fundamentals and the tools to streamline administration and 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 software and apps to streamline administration and 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.

What we will cover
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-Accounts Payable & Receivable
-Payroll/Employees - including Single Touch Payroll
-GST Registration
-Common Reports
-Software overview - MYOB, Xero, Quickbooks, Wave
-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.

#Wheatbelt

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/wheatbelt
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RSM - Business Local Offices

Corrigin

15 Walton Street, Corrigin WA 6375

Jurien Bay

Unit 3A - 34 Bashford Street, Jurien Bay WA 6516

Merredin

21 Mitchell Street, Merredin WA 6415

Moora

13 Dandaragan Street, Moora WA 6510

Narrogin

50 Fortune Street, Narrogin WA 6312

Northam

210 Fitzgerald Street, Northam WA 6401

Business Local Remote Consulting

Gingin, Toodyay & Other Small Business Centres

We travel to any locality in the region and will schedule workshops and one-on-one consultation sessions on demand.