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.

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Meet Your Business Local Advisors

Willy Regan

Business Advisor - Wheatbelt

Willy lives in York and has worked in Northam for 15 years. She owned and operated a cafe and also spent five years in radio sales and management roles for Southern Cross Austereo, helping small business across the Avon Valley with promotional marketing. Find out more

Schedule a consultation with me

Al Paladinetti

Business Advisor - Mid West & Wheatbelt

An expat from the United States now with established roots in Geraldton, Al leverages his qualifications and experience in finance, management, training, recruitment, sales and marketing to assist small business across the Mid West and northern Wheatbelt regions. 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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Branding with Canva (Toodyay)

Branding with Canva (Toodyay)

Aug 10, 10:00am - Aug 10, 1:00pm

Toodyay Community Resource Centre111 Stirling TceToodyay, WA6566 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 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
You do not need a Canva account or any experience with Canva. But good computer skills are required to follow this presentation.

Program
This workshop covers:

- Basics of good branding
- Canva features overview
- Canva demonstration
- Your Brand Kit
- Branding Canva templates
- Using Canva for Social Media
- Photo, Design & Printing Tips
- Create a graphic

What to Bring
- 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 will help you source them.

Places are limited due to COVID restrictions. RSVP via Eventbrite is Essential.

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

#Wheatbelt #Toodyay
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Branding with Canva (Northam)

Branding with Canva (Northam)

Aug 10, 5:30pm - Aug 10, 7:30pm

Northam Chamber of Commerce160 Fitzgerald StNortham, WA6401 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 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
You do not need a Canva account or any experience with Canva. But good computer skills are required to follow this presentation.

Program
This workshop covers:

- Basics of good branding
- Canva features overview
- Canva demonstration
- Your Brand Kit
- Branding Canva templates
- Using Canva for Social Media
- Photo, Design & Printing Tips
- Create a graphic

What to Bring
- 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 will help you source them.

Places are limited due to COVID restrictions. RSVP via Eventbrite is Essential.

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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Branding with Canva (Mukinbudin)

Branding with Canva (Mukinbudin)

Aug 12, 10:00am - Aug 12, 12:30pm

Mukinbudin Community Resource Centre8 White StreetMukinbudin, WA6479 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 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 good branding
Canva features overview
Canva demonstration
Set up your Brand Kit
Branding Canva templates
Using Canva for Social Media
Photo, Design & Printing Tips
Create a 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 will help you source them.

Places are limited due to COVID restrictions. RSVP via Eventbrite is Essential.

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/wheatbelt

#Wheatbelt #Mukinbudin
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Branding with Canva (Wongan Hills)

Branding with Canva (Wongan Hills)

Aug 19, 10:00am - Aug 19, 12:30pm

Wongan Hills Community Resource CentreThe Station 1 Wongan RoadWongan Hills, WA6603 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 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
You do not need a Canva account or any experience with Canva. But good computer skills are required to follow this presentation.

Program
This workshop covers:

- Basics of good branding
- Canva features overview
- Canva demonstration
- Your Brand Kit
- Branding Canva templates
- Using Canva for Social Media
- Photo, Design & Printing Tips
- Create a graphic

What to Bring
- 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 will help you source them.

Places are limited due to COVID restrictions. RSVP via Eventbrite is Essential.

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

#Wheatbelt #WonganHills
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Branding with Canva (Brookton)

Branding with Canva (Brookton)

Sep 1, 5:30pm - Sep 1, 8:00pm

Brookton Community Resource Centre89 Robinson RoadBrookton, WA6306 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 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
You do not need a Canva account or any experience with Canva. But good computer skills are required to follow this presentation.

Program
This workshop covers:

-Basics of good branding
-Canva features overview
-Canva demonstration
-Set up your Brand Kit
-Branding Canva templates
-Using Canva for Social Media
-Photo, Design & Printing Tips
-Create a graphic

What to Bring
-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 will help you source them.

RSVP via Eventbrite is Essential.

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/wheatbelt

#Wheatbelt #Brookton
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Facebook Essentials for Small Business (Lancelin)

Facebook Essentials for Small Business (Lancelin)

Sep 2, 9:00am - Sep 2, 12:00pm

Lancelin Community Resource & Visitor Centre

There have been lots of changes to Facebook over the past year including new and improved business tools like Facebook Shops and Facebook Business Suite. And more changes are rolled out regularly.

Bring your laptop and work through how to best use Facebook for your business in a relaxed, small class environment. Get tips on optimum Page set-up and ongoing engagement to maximise your reach and attract new clients and customers.

Program
This workshop covers:

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

If you cannot make this workshop or would like 1:1 support with Facebook or any aspect of your marketing, please book a free 1:1 marketing consultation by calling 1800 249 562 or at www.rsmbusinesslocal.com.au/wheatbelt/

Places are limited. RSVP is Essential.

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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.