Business Foundations has committed sponsors who help us provide the support Australian businesses need to succeed.
The Small Business Development Corporation (SBDC), a State Government statutory authority, is a funding provider of Business Foundations. The SBDC’s mission is to deliver and facilitate the provision of relevant, practical support to small businesses and foster the development of policy conducive to the growth of a thriving small business sector in Western Australia. It is led by the Small Business Commissioner who advocates on behalf of small business and connects the sector with government agencies at local, state and federal levels.
Entrepreneurs’ Programme is a significant supporter of Business Foundations with the provision of the Business Enterprise Centre (BEC) Initiative funding. They are a Federal Government agency responsible for improving the prosperity of all Australians through enhancing the development of internationally competitive and sustainable business. Entrepreneurs’ Programme provides a range of services and grants directly to Australian business and is a respected source of knowledge to government regarding the business environment in Australia. Visit the Entrepreneurs’ Programme website for more information.
Small businesses are the engine room of the Australian economy, supporting jobs and driving national prosperity. The Australian Government is focused on ensuring our nation is the best place to build and grow a small business. The Australian Small Business Advisory Service (ASBAS) Programme aims to improve the capacity of established not-for-profit small business advisory service providers to deliver low cost small business advisory and information services to small businesses.
The City of Fremantle has been a financial sponsor of Business Foundations from its earliest days. The City of Fremantle has a well developed economic development plan, including the development and support of small business. The City of Fremantle has 26,000 residents and approximately 12,000 small businesses. Fremantle is a bustling tourism and retail centre, and services the maritime industry. Visit the City of Fremantle website for more information.
The City of Cockburn has been a financial supporter of Business Foundations since 1992. The City of Cockburn is one of the fastest growing local government areas in the Perth metropolitan area. It has approximately 92,000 people, and it is expected to grow to over 120,000 by 2026. There are approximately 8,000 small businesses operating within the city. Visit the City of Cockburn website for more information.
The City of Melville has been a financial supporter since 1997. The City of Melville has 97,000 residents and approximately 14,000 small businesses, including the retail complex of Garden City, the light industrial/commercial areas of Myaree and the commercial area of Canning Bridge. For more information visit the City of Melville website.
The City of Rockingham is a new supporter of Business Foundations, recently inviting us to provide business advisory services to their community and take on the responsibility of operating their business incubator. The City of Rockingham is a fast growing outer metropolitan region, with a population growth of 3.92% last year to have approximately 104,000 residents. The City of Rockingham has some fantastic natural beauty, with great beaches, cafes and tourist spots to visit, and a large retail and commercial sector servicing its local population.
The Town of Kwinana is a new supporter of Business Foundations, recently us to provide business advisory services to their community and take on the responsibility of operating their business incubator. The Town of Kwinana has a population of just under 30,000 people and is growing at the rate of 3.54%. Recent investment by the State Government and shopping centre owner Woolworths is transforming this area to a modern, vibrant town centre to its people. The addition of the southern metropolitan train line has also meant an increase in housing construction and development.
Through DonorTec, Business Foundations has been able to upgrade its internal server and systems to enable better client data management and communication. Many thousands of dollars of software has been donated to Business Foundations through the Microsoft Software Donation Program.