As you grow your business, it’s extremely important to expand your business skills. Below is a list of organisations who are able to further help you develop your business skills, provide relevant advice and training programs for you to be successful.
Bunbury Geographe Chamber of Commerce and Industry is dedicated to the support of local businesses and the growth of the community’s economy. Members of the Chamber of Commerce have access to the regions strongest business network, offering support and assistance and giving a voice to local businesses.
Business Advisory South West and Peel, Powered by IPS provides free small business advise in WA’s South West and Peel regions, this is an initiative of the Small Business Development Corporation, funded by the Government of Western Australia. The service offers a range of free advice, free workshops and free resources to help small business owners with all aspects of their business.
BSW Connect is here to connect - collaborate - celebrate the South West business community. They aim to empower business owners to make confident and informed business decisions by offering quality practical training and resources and networking opportunities to help you connect and collaborate with other like-minded business people.
Small Business Development Corporation supports new and existing small businesses in Western Australia with a range of free advisory services and workshops.
Edith Cowan University is a multi-campus institution, offering undergraduate and postgraduate courses in Perth and Bunbury, Western Australia.
South Regional TAFE delivers high-quality, accredited vocational education and training that is flexible enough to meet clients' workplace and lifestyle commitments. Their extensive facilities and workshops allow them to offer training that is responsive and relevant due to the professional relationships they have across commercial sectors to ensure that training is benchmarked to industry standard.
Grants and Incentives
Federal, State and Local governments provide a range of funding and incentives to businesses. Depending on your business, and its needs, you may be eligible for funding or assistance packages.
City of Bunbury Grants and Incentives
- City of Bunbury Grant Funding Program - The City of Bunbury provides funding for a range of programs, events and activities each year to enhance the community and economy.
- Bunbury Grant Finder - The City of Bunbury Grant Finder is an online database filled with over 500 grants available to Bunbury businesses. This free service provides tips and advice on applying for funding and has the ability to send registered users emailed alerts for new grants, save favourite grants and send up to date information to assist grant application processes.
State Government Grants and Incentives
- Grants Assistance and Programs Register for WA Industry - This state register has information on available state and federal government funding programs and assistance.
Federal Grants and Incentives
- Grantfinder - This federal government directory has information on federal, state and local government funding.
Business Networking and Events
Bunbury is brimming with bright thinkers, makers and doers.
Bunbury provides an opportunity for both new and established businesses to connect, thanks to networking and events happening around the City.
Upcoming networking opportunities
- Business with the City - Business with the City is an informal event where members of our business community can come and meet the people behind the titles at the City of Bunbury. We encourage people to make real connections with people at the City through this event.
- Bunbury Geographe Chamber of Commerce and Industry - Events Calendar
- Business Advisory South West and Peel, Powered by IPS - Events Calendar
- BSW Connect - Events Calendar
- Small Business Development Corporation