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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Instagram Essentials for Small Business (Dumbleyung)

Instagram Essentials for Small Business (Dumbleyung)

Feb 15, 4:30pm - Feb 15, 7:30pm

Dumbleyung CRC, 28 Absolon St, Dumbleyung WA 6350, Australia Map

Learn how to use Instagram to boost your business and the tools and tactics to engage your audience and turn your followers into customers.

In this free beginner level workshop, we start with the very basics. You will learn how to create a powerful, professional Instagram account for your business designed to effectively appeal to your target audience.

Get tips on the Instagram promotional marketing strategies, how to gain followers, comments and likes for your business account.

Program
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This workshop covers:

- Why Instagram for business?
- Instagram Professional account set-up - checklist
- Account Management - managing multiple accounts, notifications, messages, comments, and insights
- The Algorithm and how it works
- Growing Your Profile Likers/Followers
- Posting - why, where, what, when your business should post.
- Instagram Marketing Strategies - hashtags, ads, influencers and more.

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

Places are limited. RSVP is Essential.

#Wheatbelt #Dumbleyung
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1 interested
How to Write a Business Plan (Wandering)

How to Write a Business Plan (Wandering)

Feb 17, 5:00pm - Feb 17, 7:00pm

Wandering CRC18 Watts StWandering, WA6308 Map

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
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.

Places are limited. RSVP is Essential.

#Wheatbelt #Wandering
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1 interested
How to Write a Business Plan (Hyden)

How to Write a Business Plan (Hyden)

Feb 23, 5:00pm - Feb 23, 7:00pm

Hyden Community Resource Centre40 Naughton StreetHyden, WA6359 Map

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
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.

Places are limited. RSVP is Essential.

#Wheatbelt #Hyden
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2 interested
Instagram Essentials for Small Business (Bruce Rock)

Instagram Essentials for Small Business (Bruce Rock)

Feb 24, 4:30pm - Feb 24, 7:30pm

Bruce Rock Community Resource Centre40-42 Johnson StreetBruce Rock, WA6418 Map

Learn how to use Instagram to boost your business and the tools and tactics to engage your audience and turn your followers into customers.

In this free beginner level workshop, we start with the very basics. You will learn how to create a powerful, professional Instagram account for your business designed to effectively appeal to your target audience.

Get tips on the Instagram promotional marketing strategies, how to gain followers, comments and likes for your business account.

Program
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This workshop covers:
-Why Instagram for business?
-Instagram Professional account set-up - checklist
-Account Management - managing multiple accounts, notifications, messages, comments, and insights
-The Algorithm and how it works
-Growing Your Profile Likers/Followers
-Posting - why, where, what, when your business should post.
-Instagram Marketing Strategies - hashtags, ads, influencers and more.

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

#Wheatbelt #BruceRock
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Instagram Essentials for Small Business (Kondinin)

Instagram Essentials for Small Business (Kondinin)

Feb 25, 9:30am - Feb 25, 12:30pm

Kondinin CRC3-5 Gordon StKondinin, WA6367 Map

Learn how to use Instagram to boost your business and the tools and tactics to engage your audience and turn your followers into customers.

In this free beginner level workshop, we start with the very basics. You will learn how to create a powerful, professional Instagram account for your business designed to effectively appeal to your target audience.

Get tips on the Instagram promotional marketing strategies, how to gain followers, comments and likes for your business account.

Program
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This workshop covers:
-Why Instagram for business?
-Instagram Professional account set-up - checklist
-Account Management - managing multiple accounts, notifications, messages, comments, and insights
-The Algorithm and how it works
-Growing Your Profile Likers/Followers
-Posting - why, where, what, when your business should post.
-Instagram Marketing Strategies - hashtags, ads, influencers and more.

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

Places are limited. RSVP is Essential.

#Wheatbelt #Kondinin
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2 interested  ·  2 going
Branding with Canva (Toodyay)

Branding with Canva (Toodyay)

Mar 11, 9:30am - Mar 11, 12:30pm

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
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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.

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.

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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Instagram Essentials for Small Business (Dowerin)

Instagram Essentials for Small Business (Dowerin)

Mar 16, 9:30am - Mar 16, 12:30pm

Dowerin Community Resource Centre

Learn how to use Instagram to boost your business and the tools and tactics to engage your audience and turn your followers into customers.

In this free beginner level workshop, we start with the very basics. You will learn how to create a powerful, professional Instagram account for your business designed to effectively appeal to your target audience.

Get tips on the Instagram promotional marketing strategies, how to gain followers, comments and likes for your business account.

Program
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This workshop covers:

- Why Instagram for business?
- Instagram Professional account set-up - checklist
- Account Management - managing multiple accounts, notifications, messages, comments, and insights
- The Algorithm and how it works
- Growing Your Profile Likers/Followers
- Posting - why, where, what, when your business should post.
- Instagram Marketing Strategies - hashtags, ads, influencers and more.

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

Places are limited. RSVP is Essential.

#Wheatbelt #Dowerin
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Instagram Essentials for Small Business (Mukinbudin)

Instagram Essentials for Small Business (Mukinbudin)

Mar 17, 9:00am - Mar 17, 12:00pm

Mukinbudin Community Resource Centre8 White StreetMukinbudin, WA6479 Map

Learn how to use Instagram to boost your business and the tools and tactics to engage your audience and turn your followers into customers.

In this free beginner level workshop, we start with the very basics. You will learn how to create a powerful, professional Instagram account for your business designed to effectively appeal to your target audience.

Get tips on the Instagram promotional marketing strategies, how to gain followers, comments and likes for your business account.

Program
---------
This workshop covers:

- Why Instagram for business?
- Instagram Professional account set-up - checklist
- Account Management - managing multiple accounts, notifications, messages, comments, and insights
- The Algorithm and how it works
- Growing Your Profile Likers/Followers
- Posting - why, where, what, when your business should post.
- Instagram Marketing Strategies - hashtags, ads, influencers and more.

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

Places are limited. RSVP is Essential.

#Wheatbelt #Mukinbudin
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2 interested
Instagram Essentials for Small Business (Gingin)

Instagram Essentials for Small Business (Gingin)

Mar 25, 10:00am - Mar 25, 1:00pm

Gingin District Community Resource Centre1A Lily King PlaceGingin, WA6503 Map

Learn how to use Instagram to boost your business and the tools and tactics to engage your audience and turn your followers into customers.

In this free beginner level workshop, we start with the very basics. You will learn how to create a powerful, professional Instagram account for your business designed to effectively appeal to your target audience.

Get tips on the Instagram promotional marketing strategies, how to gain followers, comments and likes for your business account.

Program
---------
This workshop covers:

- Why Instagram for business?
- Instagram Professional account set-up - checklist
- Account Management - managing multiple accounts, notifications, messages, comments, and insights
- The Algorithm and how it works
- Growing Your Profile Likers/Followers
- Posting - why, where, what, when your business should post.
- Instagram Marketing Strategies - hashtags, ads, influencers and more.

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

Places are limited. RSVP is Essential.

#Wheatbelt #Gingin
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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.