Managing your business

The City of Swan Business & Tourism Services team have compiled a list of resources and useful tools sourced from relevant local, state and federal government agencies to help you find the right information you need to manage your business.

Fairwork Ombudsman - Small business showcase The Small Business showcase is a virtual hub providing a wealth of resources to help you meet your workplace obligations. - Emergency management & recovery use this template to prepare an emergency management plan to help protect your business before, during and after an emergency. - WorkSafe WA is responsible for overseeing workplace health and safety in WA. - WA Codes of Practice provides detailed information to help you achieve the standards required under the work health and safety laws. - Workers compensation & injury management is the government agency responsible for overseeing and regulating the worker’s compensation and injury management scheme in WA.

NewAccess – Mental health program is a free mental health coaching program developed by Beyond Blue to support small business owners.

Small Business Development Corporation – Marketing provides free advice, templates, training, promotional strategies and more to help you attract and retain customers. - Marketing & Advertising provides information and resources to help you sell or promote your product or service and reach a larger customer base. – Digital tools for business find digital tools and software to increase your productivity, reach a larger audience and grow your business. provides free online tools, advice and resources to help small businesses manage their online presence and develop an online strategy. (The program is aimed to assist Tasmanian businesses, however the information is accessible to all Australian businesses).

Google Digital Garage is an online learning platform that provides free digital marketing, career development and data & tech courses, to help you grow your business.

Navii 30-Day Small Business Health Kick is designed to give the Australian small business community a boost of motivation and direction for developing their digital capability and improving their online presence. – Grants and Programs finder find grants, funding and support program across local, state and federal government to help your business grow and succeed.

GrantConnect provides a centralised publication of forecast and current Australian Federal Government grant opportunities and grants awarded. – Seeking finance Discover the different ways to fund your business including loans, grants and crowdfunding. – Financial management provides practical information and advice to help you understand vital financial records, manager your cash flow and more. – Tenders & contracts If you’re looking for business opportunities to start or grow your business, these steps will help you understand where to find tenders and how to sell your products and services to government. - Tenders Provides information to help you understand the tender process, and how to submit tender responses to government and non-government agencies. – supplying to government if you supply goods, services or works to the WA State Government, or wish to do so, this website is for you. – is the central online source of information of WA public sector tenders and awarded contracts. – AusTender provides centralised publication of Australian Government business opportunites, annual procurement plans and contracts awarded.

The Small Business Development Corporation's dispute resolution and mediation service may assist you, if you are in dispute with another business or government organisation. – Importing Find out what is involved in bringing goods or services into Australia from overseas. - Importing & exporting provides information and advice for small businesses wanting to reach new markets and grow their business. – Exporting Understand the benefits to exporting and learn where to find help when you begin to export. - Export Guide Austrade have developed an Export Guide to give you the tools, processes and information you need to help get your business export ready. – Cyber security and your business Provides information on how to secure your technology and digital information from cyber-attacks.  – Cyber Security Assessment Tool Use the online tool to see if your business is cyber safe, and discover what you can do to make it more secure. – Cybercrime and identity security The Department of Home Affairs leads the development of cyber security policy for the Federal Government and helps protect Australians online. - Small Business Cyber Security Guide This guide has been developed to help small businesses protect themselves from the most common cyber security incidents. 

WA Austcyber Innovation Hub has been developed under the State Government’s New Industries Fund to foster innovation through public and private collaboration. The three focus areas of the hub are critical infrastructure, cybercrime and big data. – ReportCyber is an online portal to report cybercrime to law enforcement agencies. - Innovation Find out what innovation means and how to become more innovative in your business and how to protect your intellectual property. - Innovation Discover how to develop an innovation strategy, how collaboration can help your business and understand the steps to develop a new product.

New Industries Fund - Useful resources The WA state government has developed a compilation of resources for start-ups and small medium enterprises to connect with accelerators and incubators, co-working spaces, funding sources, hubs, training programs and more.

New industries Fund - Programs Find out about the programs on offer to support and accelerate new and emerging businesses through the New Industries Fund.