Useful links and resources
If you are running a business, you will probably find there are times when you need help with a question, concern or idea. To help you across various stages of your business journey, the City of Belmont promotes a range of services and information designed for local businesses.
The providers listed below offer free or low-cost services to suit the needs of small businesses.
The Small Business Development Corporation
The Small Business Development Corporation (SBDC) provides free online business advice, free webinars and free workshops to help you develop your small business skills.
Belmont Business Enterprise Centre
Belmont Business Enterprise Centre provides low-cost services to new and existing small businesses.
You can access a range of advice through their helplines, mentoring, networking, legal and accounting referrals. You can contact them for a range of low-cost services, including preparation of marketing and business plans, mentoring, staff training programs, loan and banking product advice, legal and accounting advice, webinars and online business training.
Visit the Belmont Business Enterprise Centre website
The City of Belmont has partnered with Business Foundations to deliver free one-on-one advisory sessions to help manage the challenges that COVID-19 presents to businesses.
A limited number of places are available. If you are eligible, you could receive help by video conferencing and an advisor will spend an hour providing tailored advice.
Session 1 – Strategic Review
If you are eligible, your advisor will cover the following issues as they relate to your business:
- Business continuity plan
- 6 month cash-flow forecast
- Occupation health and safety for staff/employment obligations.
Session 2 – Review of cashflow and expenditure
If you are eligible, this session will cover an in-depth look at financial pressures in your business, looking to reduce the impact of COVID-19 on the bottom line.
Session 3 – Sales and Marketing Review
If you are eligible, in this session your advisor will cover:
- A review of your sales channels, and finding new opportunities
- Packaging of products in new ways (such as gift vouchers, advance booking discounts, delivery boxes)
- Identifying adjacent markets
For more information, please email email@example.com
or phone the Economic and Community Development Team on 9477 7222. Please note, only a limited number of places are available for eligible businesses.
Visit the Business Foundations website
Innovation Centre WA
Innovation Centre WA is a government funded facility that aims to offer expert advice and provides networking opportunities, to help you make the most of your commercial potential. Commercialisation advisers can help you turn your ideas into viable, sustainable businesses.
Visit the Innovation Centre WA website
Supply Nation is Australia’s leading database of verified Indigenous businesses. You can search by business name, product, service, area, or category. Supply Nation aims to promote diversity within the supply chain, by connecting Australian corporate and government organisations with its membership base of Indigenous business suppliers.
If you are an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander business owner, you can register your business for free to help potential customers find your business.
Visit the Supply Nation website
Indigenous Business Australia (IBA)
If you are from an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander background, IBA could help you to get the skills, knowledge and resources you need to start and grow a sustainable business.