• Are you a job seeker?

    We can help eligible job seekers to establish and run their own businesses
    through the Federal Government’s self employment New Enterprise Incentive Scheme.

    Self Employment NEIS Job Active
    Apply now!
  • Your self-employment journey starts here!

    Have a great business idea? Want to be your own boss?

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  • In business in WA? You are eligible for FREE business
    advice at Business Foundations.

    I am running a business in Perth
    I am running a business in Peel
  • Long ride for Captain Walker

    The inspirational story of how the Self Employment NEIS program helped
    Drew start the most famous bike shop in Fremantle.

    Read The Story
    What is NEIS
  • The La Paleta story

    From icy pole to ice cream queen

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What do you want to do today?

Start a business

Give your new business the best possible start with expert advice.

Get one-to-one help

Get the professional advice you need to build your business dream.

Find a business mentor

Our one-to-one mentors help you turn ideas into action.

Book an appointment

Book a free consultation with one of our Business Local experts.
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Find a home for my business

Find out what our flexible business incubators can offer.

Build my knowledge

Learn new skills and hone your expertise with these tips.

The starting point for your success

Business Foundations is a non-profit organisation delivering business assistance to small to medium businesses throughout Western Australia.

If you are a Western Australian business, you are eligible for government-funded support across a wide range of areas, from starting your business to growing your firm, from developing new markets and products to getting specialist advice.

However small or big you are, we know your business matters and we provide you the impartial, independent, professional advice you need to take the next step.


Business Foundations now offers Business Local!

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Online Business Health Check

Having a clear overview of your business, its strengths and weaknesses, is an essential element of making your business sustainable and profitable.

Our free, easy to use Online Business Health Check will provide you with real insight about ‘where to next’ for your business. You’ll be asked to respond to a series of statements covering a wide range of business topics. You’ll also be offered a follow up one-to-one appointment with a business adviser (there is no obligation to do this).

Click on one of the topics below to start your FREE online business health check. The health check should take about 30 minutes to complete, you will then receive a report by email.

Management Capabilities

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Your Team

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Building Your Business

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Digital Capabilities

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Funding Analysis

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On The Couch – with Kim Veale

Business Foundations NEIS mentor and trainer, Kim Veale talks all things New Enterprise Incentive Scheme (NEIS) and discusses how our new PRODIG[Y] Young Entrepreneurs Program can assist youth 18-25 years of age develop and apply entrepreneurial skills to a real life business; on Channel 11’s ‘The Couch’.

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Unemployed – but inspired?

Find out how we can help you start a business without losing payments through the Federal Government’s Self Employment NEIS program

Do what you love with your life

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