Start your business

Are you thinking of starting a business in WA?

Do you have a great idea or plans in the pipeline?

Are you a tradesman going out on your own
or a contractor looking to build your clientele?

If you find the maze of paperwork and regulation overwhelming — or you just need an independent ear — Business Foundations can help you get off to the very best start.

Over the past 20 years, we have helped thousands of small businesses start and grow.

Our team of dedicated small business experts help entrepreneurs assess their business ideas, develop a plan, get the right licences and permits, understand how to find their first customers and build their expertise once they are established.

The business owners we help are looking for the right advice, right when they need it — without the expense.

How can Business Foundations help you?

We offer a range of services to new businesses, including home-based operations, start ups and those who are already operating. Services include:

  • Free one-to-one business advice in a host of areas
  • A range of training workshops in specific and essential skills
  • Business mentoring to build your confidence
  • Networking opportunities to develop your contacts.

Unemployed but wanting to start a business?

We are also providers of the self employment New Enterprise Incentive Scheme, specifically designed to help unemployed people start and grow a business.

Good information and the right advice can mean the difference between struggling and success.

See our latest events for start-ups here or book a face-to-face appointment here.

Turning ideas into business

If you have an idea with commercial potential, Business Foundations could help. We look for highly motivated entrepreneurs who want to build successful companies.

Using our industry contacts we work with entrepreneurs to validate the market opportunity and to define the right product for the right customer.

We’ll help you identify and build a management team and through our networks of successful entrepreneurs we’ll provide access to the right advice.

Business Foundations has the expertise, industry links and sources of finance to translate your ideas into viable products and bring them to market.

Our Business Local advisors run regular workshops to help you get your idea up and running.