Centre plans for self-sufficient future

Stirling Business Enterprise Centre chairman Allan Fraser said the Small Business Centre (SBC) program had been under review for a while, so the board had planned ahead to ensure it continued to operate.

�Despite the recent decision of the WA State Government�s Small Business Development Commission (SBDC) to revise the delivery of the Small Business Centre program and withdraw funding from a large number of current providers, the future of the Stirling Business Enterprise Centre has been well catered for by the current Board,� he said.

�Some years ago the Board recognised the fact that relying on government funding was not sustainable and that we had to be prepared to be self-sufficient, so we developed a new brand called WA Business Assist that was separate to the SBDC model.

�WA Business Assist was designed to meet the needs of growth-oriented businesses who required access to a team of experts covering areas in business strategy, management, sales, finances, human resources, marketing and training.�

Business development manager Brad George said he had seen a growing demand for the services being offered by the organisation.

WA Business Assist will be officially launched on Tuesday, June 30.