City of Canning launches small business development program


The City of Canning is running a small business development program starting next week.
The City of Canning is running a small business development program starting next week.

A SMALL business development program aimed at providing localised assistance to employees and owners has been launched by the City of Canning.

Starting next week, and continuing until March, free seminars aimed at maximising efficiency will educate small business owners in the area.

The first seminar, on February 1 will focus on social media, namely Facebook and Instagram in business, the second, on practical digital marketing will help stoke ideas from cost effective digital marketing techniques on February 9, and the final seminar on March 7 will tackle business planning.

All seminars run from 9:30am-midday and will be held at the Canning Eco Centre at the Kent Street Weir.

Running parallel to the seminars, the Welshpool and Willetton Industrial Area Business Survey will run in two parts to understand businesses in the suburbs.

In the first stage between February 6 and 10 selected businesses will be asked to engage in an online forum to identify key themes for further investigation and in the second stage between March 7 and 22 a telephone survey to businesses in these areas will be conducted.

Collated information will guide Council in improving the services it offers to businesses.

A city spokeswoman said the project hoped to understand the issues in Canning to pass on to council.

“Canning recognises the importance of commerce and industry to the economic wellbeing of the City,” she said.

“Understanding the issues affecting businesses is key to enabling Council provide the services that will make ‘doing business’ in Canning easier and for this reason Council is undertaking a survey of businesses in the Welshpool and Willetton industrial areas, starting in early February.”

For further information on the surveys contact Joy Mickleson joy.mickleson@canning.wa.gov.au.

To book for the seminar call 9336 8000.