City of Subiaco - Business support
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Business support

The City of Subiaco works directly with a number of institutions to provide benefits to its local businesses. Additionally, there are a wide range of services available to business at every level of government, in addition to industry and community groups. (NB: organisations are listed alphabetically)

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Online Resources

Wherever possible, the City of Subiaco believes that the information and services it collects and uses should be available to the general public and the business community. These resources should be useful to all businesses planning to operate or expand in Subiaco.

Profile.id

Profile.id provides the City of Subiaco with a number of services that provide population, demographic and forecast data that assist in the development of business cases using the best available information. Profile.id uses a range of publicly accessible information from the ABS and other sources and interprets this data in graphic and statistical formats. To explore this information further, please visit:

IntraMaps

IntraMaps in an online interactive mapping tool which can help you find information about properties and locations of interest in the City of Subiaco. This is a geographic information service (GIS) tool used extensively throughout the City of Subiaco administration. Most of the features are available to the general public, providing information on property and zoning, parks and recreation, aerial imagery, Town Planning Schemes, parking, public art and capital works.

Click here to view 
IntraMaps.

Partners and associated organisations

Business Station

Business Station is a small business consultancy that provides advice and mentorship to new and established businesses. Business Station and the City of Subiaco are working together to lower the barriers to entry for new businesses wishing to get established in the area.

Co-working and subsidised office space is now available at the Palms Community Centre on the corner of Nicholson and Rokeby Roads. Please visit the Business Station website or call (08) 9398 6333 for more information.

Business Station and the City also co-present a series of workshops for skills and professional development throughout the year. To stay up to date on these services, please subscribe to the City's business e-newsletter.

Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Western Australia

The Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Western Australia (CCI) is a not-for-profit, member-based organisation offering professional advice to meet your business needs. With over 8500 Members, CCI promotes free enterprise through advocacy and essential services that make it easier to do business.

CCI comprises a team of business and industry experts. Services include:

  • Employee Relations Advice Centre
  • workforce development
  • Small Enterprise Network
  • occupational safety and health
  • business training
  • Apprenticeships Australia and Apprentice Solutions

For further information on all of the services that the CCI WA offers and to learn more about how they can help your business, call 1300 422 492, or visit the CCI WA website.

Curtin University

The City of Subiaco has signed a Memorandum Of Understanding (MOU) with Curtin University to support collaborative projects in the field of built environment. Through this agreement, Curtin students have participated in research and data collection on land-use and night-time economy projects.

Through its involvement with Curtin University, the city is also involved with the Placemaking Sandbox project, which aims to evaluate placemaking decisions and create better cities. This is an increasingly important area of study, particularly as cities experience dramatic changes in the business environment and civic engagement.

www.curtin.edu.au

Property Council of Australia (PCA)

The City of Subiaco is a member of the Property Council of Australia, which provides the City with access to important research and reports created by the organisation regarding national and local trends in the property market. The Property Council regularly holds networking events and information sessions that address the specific requirements of their local branches.

For more information on, and from the Property Council of Australia, visit their website.

Western Suburbs Business Association (WSBA)
The Western Suburbs Business Association (formerly the Subiaco Business Association) is a member-based organisation that delivers member benefits to local business. This includes member advocacy as well as networking and business development opportunities. The City of Subiaco is a proud sponsor of the WSBA.

Becoming a member of the Western Suburbs Business Association is a great way to get involved in the local business community. WSBA also holds four networking events for local businesses throughout the year on behalf of the City of Subiaco.

To find out more about how membership can benefit you and your business visit their website.

External resources

business.gov.au

This Federal Government resource site offers the business community simple and convenient access to all government information, forms and services. It provides essential information on planning, starting and growing a business and includes help on key information topics from starting a business to employing staff. The site also includes information on business registration, a grant finder tool and additional advice and support.

Entrepreneurs’ Infrastructure Programme

The Federal Government Entrepreneurs’ Infrastructure Program offers easy access to practical support to Australian businesses in a simplified and streamlined way. With a national network of more than 100 experienced private sector advisers, the program offers support to businesses through business management (business evaluations and business growth grants), research connections and commercialising ideas.

For more information please visit the programme website or call 13 28 46.

Innovation Centre WA

The Innovation Centre WA is a Western Australian Government initiative which provides a focal point and meeting place for entrepreneurs, innovators and service providers. The Innovation Centre WA aims to increase the understanding and commercial potential of innovation for small-to-medium sized enterprises.

The Innovation Centre WA provides the infrastructure and services to support emerging innovative enterprises and helps bridge the gap between the development of ideas and the commercialisation of those ideas into viable and sustainable enterprises and products. The centre is an entry point for:

  • organisations and innovators seeking to commercialise, establish networks and further develop their business activities
  • service companies wanting to profile products to the innovation community
  • local and international investors interested in Western Australian innovations

For further information, call 6461 5976.

Small Business Development Corporation

The Small Business Development Corporation (SBDC) offers a one-stop source of information and guidance on all aspects of starting up and running a small business. The corporation can assist with advice, training, licensing information, exporters’ networks, home based business issues, books and publications.

The Small Business Development Corporation's website is managed by the Western Australian Government and offers simple and convenient access to all the government information, transactions and services for small businesses and start up enterprises. It is a whole-of-government service providing essential information on planning, starting and running a business.

You can access business resources and download business start-up checklists, taxation and ABN information at the website or call 131 249.