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 RED Grants program is a $28.8 million (over five years) State Government initiative that invests in community driven projects to stimulate economic growth and development in regional Western Australia.

Applications for Round 3 of the funding closed at noon on 7 July 2020.

More information on further RED Grants rounds will be provided as information becomes available.

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

Make Place
A co-working and innovation space for  entrepreneurs,  start-ups, smaller companies and individual workers in the heart of Mandurah.

Are you interested in volunteering at future events, providing fresh ideas, planting a new community garden, constructing new seating or shade structures in the CBD? We need your help with a range of ideas. 

The City of Mandurah is now collaborating with Shape Mandurah to:

  • Build a community advocacy group of Mandurah residents, business tenants and creative thinkers to organise events, implement permanent ideas and help plan the future of the Mandurah CBD
  • Engage and empower community volunteers with more resources and confidence in acting on great ideas, strengthening the existing capacity to undertake more regular events in the future and becoming community leaders

The success of Shape Mandurah is dependent on creative volunteers getting involved to help implement new ideas.

Shape Mandurah is a not for profit community committee group celebrating and connecting the Mandurah community in our urban spaces, inviting places to inhabit and providing community residents with a voice. Shape Mandurah would love to hear from you so please get in touch or alternatively, if you have any questions regarding Shape Mandurah please feel free to email at info@shapemandurah.com.au.

Visit the Shape Mandurah website for more information

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

Training

Learn how to survive and recover from this crisis

The City of Mandurah acknowledges the challenges our local businesses are facing at this time and have invested in a course to help businesses respond to the changing conditions and prepare for recovery.

The City is offering local businesses this online business recovery management course for FREE. If you are looking for simple and effective solutions that you can execute quickly at low to no cost, we encourage you to join now.

About the course

This course is specifically designed to give businesses a plan on how they can adapt their businesses to not only survive this crisis but to thrive. It also teaches businesses what they need to do right now to ensure they have a quick recovery.

The course covers strategy and technology that will assist businesses with marketing and communications as well as product and service fulfilment.

The focus is on specific action plans and technology that will provide the most effective outcomes for businesses in current environment.

This is a 6-12 module online training course, with multiple lessons within each module to be completed in your own time over a 12 month period.

It features video lessons and live online training events with access to valuable resources.
Join the course now for free

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.