Business Growth Support and Training

Growing your business in the City of Cockburn? We offer a range of support and training opportunities tailored to help you navigate the complexities of expansion. Our partnership with the Small Business Development Commission and Business Foundations ensures that you have access to the resources and guidance you need.

Business Advisory Program

Independent business advice and mentoring can help steer your business as you grow. We understand that it can be hard to get perspective on your next step, which is why we have partnered with Business Foundations as part of their Federally fundd Digital Solutions Program, to provide up to four hours of mentoring and advisory services.

The mentoring support provides up to four hours of customised one-on-one support to with a specialist digital advisor following completion of an initial Digital Action Plan to establish the needs in your business. 

Areas of support

  • Digitaising your business
  • Using small business software
  • Online security and data privacy
  • Websites and online selling
  • Social media and digital marketing
Sessions can be conducted online or by phone.


To qualify, you must have an ABN, own a small business in the City of Cockburn and employ fewer than 20 employees. 

Apply for Business Mentoring by emailing our Business Engagement Officer at [email protected]. In your email please provide your the following details:
  • Your ABN
  • Your business address including postcode
  • A sentence telling us what your business does and why you want to receive Business Mentoring.

SBDC resources and workshops

The Small Business Development Corporation (SBDC) is a valuable source of information and assistance for growing your business.

Find out about:
  • The “Growing Your Business” workshop
  • Templates, tools, and guides
  • Importing and exporting
  • Grants, and more.
Visit SBDC website

Approvals, licences and permits

Growing your business often involves making physical changes to your premises or even moving to a new location. These changes might require building permits, licences, or planning approval.

Navigating these requirements might seem daunting, but don't worry, we're here to help. Contact us to discuss your business growth plans and we’ll assist you with every step of the process.

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City of Cockburn
Whadjuk Boodja
9 Coleville Crescent,
Spearwood 6163

PO Box 1215, Bibra Lake DC,
Western Australia, 6965

Office opening hours:
8.30am to 4.30pm
Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays)

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Cockburn Nyungar moort Beeliar boodja-k kaadadjiny. Koora, yeyi, benang baalap nidja boodja-k kaaradjiny.
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We acknowledge a continuing connection to land, waters and culture and pay our respects to the Elders, past and present.