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 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.
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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.

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Book an online consultation with me (Zoom/Phone)

FREE Business Skills Workshops

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Bookkeeping Essentials (York)

Bookkeeping Essentials (York)

Aug 13, 5:30pm - Aug 13, 7:30pm

York Community Resource Centre89 Avon TerraceYork, WA6302 Map Join us for a FREE ...

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.

Or for anyone thinking about changing software or moving beyond Excel spreadsheets?

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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Bookkeeping Essentials (York)

Bookkeeping Essentials (York)

Aug 14, 10:00am - Aug 14, 11:30am

York Community Resource Centre89 Avon TerraceYork, WA6302 Map Learn bookkeeping ...

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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Starting a Business (Toodyay)

Starting a Business (Toodyay)

Aug 25, 10:00am - Aug 25, 12:00pm

Toodyay Community Resource Centre111 Stirling TceToodyay, WA6566 Map If you're ...

If you're thinking about starting a business, but don't know where to begin, this session will take you through the essentials.
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FREE workshop for anyone thinking about starting their own business.
You’ll cover the key steps; from initial assessment and looking at your suitability to run a business, to financing your idea, and identifying sales opportunities.

You’ll also receive lots of hints and tips on where to find more detailed information and advice on how to start a business.

This topic covers:
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-The essentials of starting your own business;
-Key steps to launching your business;
-Assessing your business idea;
-Building your business plan;
-Choosing your business structure;
-Legal obligations;
-Building your support team;
-Figuring out your finances;
-Marketing your business.

You'll receive a practical workbook, which includes an 'Are you ready?' checklist, and there will be an opportunity to ask questions and book a free follow-up 1-on-1 advice session.

#Wheatbelt #Toodyay
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How to Write a Business Plan (Brookton)

How to Write a Business Plan (Brookton)

Aug 26, 10:00am - Aug 26, 12:00pm+1Aug 26, 6:00pm - Aug 26, 8:00pm

Brookton Community Resource Centre89 Robinson RdBrookton, WA6306 Map This workshop will ...

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

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-brookton-tickets-114066901172

#Wheatbelt #Brookton
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Branding with Canva (Kalannie)

Branding with Canva (Kalannie)

Sep 2, 2:00pm - Sep 2, 4:30pm

Kalannie Community Resource Centre67 Roche StreetKalannie, WA6468 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 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, we can help you source them.

#Wheatbelt #Kalannie
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1 interested
Facebook Essentials for Small Business (York)

Facebook Essentials for Small Business (York)

Sep 3, 5:30pm - Sep 3, 7:30pm

York Community Resource Centre89 Avon TerraceYork, WA6302 Map FREE beginner level ...

FREE beginner level workshop for small businesses who have a Facebook Page and want to optimise it with hands-on support.

Bring your laptop and work through Facebook for 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.

Workshop Outline
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-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

BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL
www.eventbrite.com.au/e/facebook-essentials-for-small-business-york-tickets-114069444780

#Wheatbelt #York
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8 interested
Marketing Your Business (Bruce Rock)

Marketing Your Business (Bruce Rock)

Sep 9, 5:30pm - Sep 9, 7:30pm

Bruce Rock Community Resource Centre40-42 Johnson StreetBruce Rock, WA6418 Map This FREE workshop ...

This FREE workshop will give you the knowledge and tools 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 and tools to develop an effective marketing plan to build a customer base, increase sales and ensure a sustainable business.

Who it's for
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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.

Program
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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 will receive a workbook with information and practical exercises to complete.

BOOKINGS ARE ESSENTIAL
#Wheatbelt #BruceRock
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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.