THE Gosnells Business Incubator celebrated its 10th anniversary on November 17.
Tracey Edwardes, of bookkeeping and training business Flawless Numbers, moved into the incubator to get her firm off the ground.
The incubator provides a location for business owners to start up, with the aim of graduating and moving into their own premises after two to three years.
Ms Edwardes said the incubator was a great choice because it allowed her to form relationships with other businesses in the building.
“I think the incubator allows a good progression from working from home at a small cost and in incremental steps,” she said.
“Because I am a bookkeeper, I did my numbers thoroughly before I moved in.”
Ms Edwardes went from having a 40sq m office in the incubator to a 120sq m office in Canning Vale.
Small Business Minister Joe Francis said the key for a small business to survive was being well-prepared.
“The City of Gosnells has approximately 6443 small businesses, which represents 97 per cent of all businesses in the area,” he said.
“External pressures such as rent increases and competitors in the marketplace are not unique to businesses in the City of Gosnells.
“Small businesses that regularly review their business plans, engage the assistance of experienced business advisers, and diversify and differentiate themselves in the marketplace can prosper in these conditions.”