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WELCOME TO THE MARCH 2019 BUSINESS E-NEWSLETTER
This issue will cover:
SMALL BUSINESS GRANTS

Applications Closing Soon!
Small Business Grants of up to $5000 are available for eligible local businesses. Round Two of funding closes Sunday 31 March.

The first round of funding has committed $15000 to projects including equipment, product development and improved amenities. These five projects were approved because they were initiatives that:

  • helped businesses grow and develop
  • provide a community benefit
We encourage you to view the Guiding Principles to check your business' eligibility before submitting your application.
Apply Now
SUBIACO STREET PARTY

Take a trip around the world!

Subiaco’s biggest community event returns with an Around the World theme celebrating four distinct zones from around the globe. Your journey through Subiaco Streets will include pop up bars, food trucks, music, dance, performances, interactive workshops and kids activities.

When: Saturday 6 April, 2pm to 9pm 
Where: Rokeby Road and Hay Street intersection
Cost: FREE

If you haven't already got your business involved why not think about ways you could maximise your business exposure during this event. Ideas include:

  • amending your business opening hours 
  • theme your shop front display
  • identify promotion opportunities before and during the event
Find out more about the Subiaco Street Party here
 ENTREPRENEURIAL WOMEN
ONE-DAY COURSE
Set yourself up for success
This introductory course, brought to you by Business Local, is designed for women in business, or new to business, who are keen to develop their business skills and learn practical, applicable and useful tools for staying physically and mentally well while navigating the complexities of business ownership. You will learn more about your own propensity for entrepreneurship; the common pitfalls to avoid; and tools, strategies, tips and models to use to set yourself up for success.

When: Thursday 11 April, 9.30am to 4.30pm
Where: Boulevard Centre, 99 The Boulevard, Floreat 6014
Cost: FREE to small business owners and their employees. Includes all course materials with lunch, morning and afternoon tea included.

Find out more about the Entrepreneurial Women Course here
SMALL BUSINESS WORKSHOPS
Credit Management and Debt Collection
When: Wednesday 27 March, 12pm to 1pm
Organiser: Small Business Development Cooperation/Business Station
Where: Webinar
Cost: FREE
Register Here
Create Your Own Graphics – it's FREE with Canva!
When: Thursday 28 March, 9.30am to 1pm
Organiser: Small Business Development Cooperation/Business Station
Where: The Palms Community Centre, cnr Nicholson and Rokeby Road, Subiaco
Cost: FREE
Register Here
Pricing, Costing and Cashflow
When: Wednesday 17 April, 2pm to 3pm
Organiser: Small Business Development Cooperation/Business Station
Where: Webinar
Cost: FREE
Register Here
See more Perth-based business events in April here
 
ATO BENCHMARKS

The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) has released updated benchmark data to help small businesses across the country compare their performance with their competitors. Updated benchmark data for more than 100 industries is now available for the following categories:

  • accommodation and food
  • building and construction trade services
  • education, training, recreation and support services
  • health care and personal services
  • manufacturing
  • automotive electrical services
  • machinery and equipment repair and maintenance
  • architectural services
  • veterinary services
  • retail trade
  • transport, postal and warehousing
The quickest and easiest way to work out how you compare is by using the business performance check tool in the ATO app, which does the calculations for you. To view the small business benchmarks, download the ATO app or click here
Subiaco Wellness Festival

Running a business can be stressful, and we all know that stress can be damaging  to our health; so take some time for you, and encourage your team to do the same, by attending the Subiaco Wellness Festival. 
 
When: Sunday 24 March, 9am to 1pm
Where: Market Square Park, Subiaco
Cost: FREE

 
Find out more about the Subiaco Wellness Festival here
 
Lords Open Day

In keeping with the Wellness theme, Lord's Recreation Centre are hosting a free Open Day.

Take some time off from business tasks and bring the family along to a fun-filled afternoon of activities, prizes and giveaways including free group fitness and Kids Zone activities.

When: Saturday 13 April, 10am to 2pm
Where: Lords Recreation Centre, Wembley Court, Subiaco
Cost: FREE

Find out more about Lords Open Day here
Did You Know?
In the City of Subiaco, Health Care and Social Assistance is the largest employer, generating 7,508 local jobs in 2017/18
Source: economy.id.com.au/subiaco
 CURTIN IGNITION PROGRAM

Ignite your business idea

The City's Economic Development team has partnered with Curtin University to bring their Ignition Scholarship Program to the City of Subiaco. Ignition is an intensive, one-week training program for aspiring entrepreneurs, academics and corporate innovators to trial then prepare business ideas for the commercial environment.

Find out more about the program and express your interest here.

Viridian Advisory

"We are a fit and healthy bunch at Viridian"

Viridian Advisory, a national financial planning organisation with 130 staff Australia-wide, has been doing business in Subiaco for six years. Something of a health supergroup, the cycle gang takes advantage of Perth’s Mediterranean climate and the excellent end-of-trip facilities at their workplace to keep fit and healthy.

Find out more about Sharna Meinertz and the team at Viridian Advisory here

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