City of Mandurah runs free entrepreneurial education programs, designed to focus on both business and personal development. These programs are designed for people who want to start their own business and to explore a world full of opportunities and new pathways to success.

Support organisations

The Regional Economic Development Grants (RED Grants) program is a $45.8 million over eight years (2018-19 to 2025-26) State Government initiative that invests in local projects to stimulate economic growth and development in regional Western Australia.

The RED Grants for the Peel region are delivered by the Peel Development Commission with support from the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD). 

Visit the Peel Development Commission's website for more information

Career, Training and Employment Services

Peel Job and Skill Centre
A State Government service offering free one-stop-shop for career, training and employment assistance at South Metropolitan Tafe Peel (Mandurah). Suitable for:

  • Students and job seekers - School students and leavers, career changer, and job seekers looking to enter the workforce can access Peel Jobs and Skill Centre to update or upgrade skills and improve their job prospects
  • Business and employers - The Peel Job and Skills Centre will also engage with community and industry to help build local workforce solutions.

Small Business Advice

Business Advisory
Is a FREE service funded by the Western Australian State Government for small businesses the South West and Peel regions.
Expert advice to small businesses  - including home-based businesses, start-ups and existing businesses including:

  • Business Planning
  • Using the web to grow your business
  • Tax and financial advice
  • Employing staff and HR issues
  • IT and communication's
  • Marketing your products and services

Business Support and Networking

Peel Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI)
The CCI provides a range of services to members including employee relation's and occupational health and safety support, training and skills development, resource projects information and economic research. 

Tourism

Visit Mandurah
Visit Mandurah is an independent local tourism organisation covering the Peel Region of Western Australia.  Assisting tourism operators identifying and developing opportunities within the tourism marketplace, including marketing the region. 

Co-working Space

WOTSO  
Offers the amenities to support your business needs at any stage. We offer daily drop-ins, coworking, flexible office space, meeting rooms and more.

Business administration support – online resources

Business owners can access a range of free, confidential business support services that are funded by State and Federal Government.

Other Government Agencies with online tools and resources

The City of Mandurah has signalled its ongoing support and commitment to local small businesses by becoming part of the Small Business Friendly program.

This initiative, developed by the Small Business Development Corporation, formally recognises local governments that are demonstrating, or working towards, ‘better practice’ in engaging with their small business community.

Visit the Small Business website for more information

Training

This program is for Mums operating from home to assist in developing their business.

Topics include:

  • Networking opportunities
  • Digital skill development
  • Understanding your business strengths
  • Guidance and insight from like-minded Mumpreneurs
  • Well being and mindset - what they mean for business goals
  • Understanding and access to support resources
  • Time management - dealing with business and home.

Where:  Mandurah Business Development Centre, 10 Lively Place Mandurah

When:  All courses are currently suspended till further notice.

While the course is open to all participants, due to limited numbers, preference will be given to Mandurah residents.

Startup Smart Creative is designed specifically for entrepreneurs who want to learn how to develop a product range for sale.

The program provides tools to start a new business, and is focused on hands-on learning about sustainable products made from glass and recycled glass. It will also include an additional course, Re-Use. Re-Make. Re-Imagine, where you will learn how to re-purpose old products and give them a new look or a new use.

Theory Component

 The workshop topics are:

  • How to develop a product range
  • Identifying your target market/customer
  • How to brand and style your product
  • Creating a sales and marketing strategy
  • Understand pricing, and how to budget
  • Identify promotional opportunities to get media visibility
  • How to create an online webstore for your customers to reach you
  • Learn your entrepreneurial strengths, and know how to collaborate with others
  • Have fun, and network!

Over eight -  two hour weekly sessions.  We will challenge your entrepreneurial potential and help you to create new business opportunities.

Practical Component

You will have two choices for our practical part of the workshop:

  1. Glass workshop – you will learn basic of glass fusing and at the end of the 4 week course, you will be able to design and make your own glass product (jewellery, art, homeware, decorative items). You will also learn how to make items from recycling glass.
  2. Re-use. Re-make. Re-imagine – you will learn technics of how to repurpose furniture and other products to create something special

Where: Mandurah Business Development Centre 10 Lively Place, Mandurah

Cost: FREE

Course Date: All courses are currently suspended till further notice

Please note: While the course is open to all participants, due to limited numbers, preference will be given to Mandurah residents.

Business Beat is a set of resources which have been developed to help businesses improve safety, prevent crime and reduce the negative impact crime may have on their business.

The Kit includes a safety and security audit checklist, information sheets on cash-handling, shoplifting and hold-up precautions, and crime prevention through environmental design.

The City partners with Peel Chamber of Commerce and Industry and WA Police to hold an annual Local Business Breakfast. This event provides local business owners an opportunity to raise any business-specific issues with the WA Police and to learn about the different resources available to help increase business safety.
Find out more from the WA Police Force Business Beat website