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The Shire of East Pilbara is committed to supporting local small businesses adapt, and build resilience to the current challenges that the COVID-19 pandemic presents.

The Shire has formed a panel of professional business support consultants, including RSM Business Local Pilbara, Business Foundations, Insight Advisory Group and Grants Empire to provide one-to-one support for small businesses located in the East Pilbara Region.

Local small businesses will be able to access up to 5 hours of FREE one-to-one support with these professional business consultants. All consultants can provide the confidential support sessions online or over the phone.

Businesses owners or operators will be able to discuss any other questions or concerns they have relating to their business regarding the impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic.
 

ELIGIBILITY

To be eligible, your business MUST meet the following criteria:
  • Employ less than 20 full-time equivalent employees (not including casual staff, subcontractors, trainees, or apprentices)
  • Have a significant physical presence* in the Shire of East Pilbara.
* Significant physical presence must meet these conditions:
  • Operate from a permanent address or establishment within the Shire of East Pilbara; and
  • Employees at the business are resident to the local area within the Shire of East Pilbara.
 Find more about the program in the terms and conditions
 

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MORE AVAILABLE SUPPORT, TRAINING AND FUNDING FOR SMALL BUSINESS DURING COVID-19 CAN BE FOUND HERE

Please note that there is a limited number of places are available for eligible businesses. Consultants will provide businesses tailored support in the following areas:​

Small Business Support Session

Business continuity planning and strategic review
For example, advice, recommendations and guidelines on:
  • 1 to 3 years financial forecasts
  • Developing targets
  • Human resourcing developments and recommendations
  • Customer and suppliers relationships
  • Business Strategy
  • Business Planning
  • Specific Business Challenges
Contractor(s) available to provide this service: Business Foundations and Insight Advisory Group
 
Occupational Health and Safety employment obligations
For example, advice, recommendations and guidelines on:
  • Understanding occupational health and safety employment obligations and implementing the measures appropriate to each individual business
Contractor(s) available to provide this service: Business Foundations
 
Government assistance measures
Understand and applying for the right Federal and State Government stimulus measures, including the JobKeeper Programme.

Contractor(s) available to provide this service: RSM Business Local Pilbara

Please note: If you select this service, it does not count towards your 5 hours of free support. This is provided free of charge, in addition to the five hours.  
 
Cash flow and expenditure review
For example, advice, recommendations and guidelines on:
  • Simple or more complex 3-way financial forecasts
  • Financial analysis of the income streams and expenditures
  • Recommendations on cash flow improvements measures and actions
Contractor(s) available to provide this service: RSM Business Local Pilbara, Business Foundations and Insight Advisory Group
Sales and marketing
For example, advice, recommendations and guidelines on:
  • Sales and marketing reports
  • Web site performance
  • Brand image
Contractor(s) available to provide this service: RSM Business Local Pilbara, Business Foundations and Insight Advisory Group
 
Grants and funding applications
  • Grants writing and support
Contractor(s) available to provide this service: Grants Empire