Small Business Development Corporation

Small Business Development CorporationThe Small Business Development Corporation is a Western Australian Government agency that delivers relevant, practical support to small businesses. Their primary role is to offer free, confidential advice and guidance to small business starters and owners.

Whether people are starting out as independent contractors, setting up small businesses from scratch, buying a franchise or developing an existing business, the Small Business Development Corporation provides free, expert advice – directly and through referrals to their partner organisations. Some of the services and advice offered includes:


The Small Business Development Corporation deliver a range of workshops that provide practical, real-world information on how to build a successful, profitable and dynamic small business.

Business Licence Finder

The Business Licence Finder helps you find the licences and registrations your business needs to operate in Western Australia.

Commercial tenancy advisory service

They provide free information and guidance on the Commercial Tenancy (Retail Shops) Agreements Act 1985, and other aspects of commercial lease negotiations and operation, with specialist commercial tenancy advisers assisting in person or by phone.

Alternative Dispute Resolution Service

Our Alternative Dispute Resolution Service provides a low-cost, non-litigious means of resolving business-to-business and business-to-government disputes in Western Australia.

Policy, advocacy and advice to government

As an advocate for small business, they work across government agencies to promote the interests of the small business sector.

Business Migration Centre

The Small Business Development Corporation Business Migration Centre manages an international marketing program to attract new business migrants to Western Australia. This includes participation at overseas commercial and government migration expos, open days, seminars and appointments.

Small Business Centres

They also provide business information and advice through a network of preferred service providers.

Find out more at their website: Small Business Development Corporation.