Managing and growing your business

COVID-19 Support Hotline

Do you have questions about COVID-19 impacting your business? The City’s business support team has collected and collated a plethora of information relating to the support being made available by local, state and federal governments in response to COVID-19. Businesses can call our free COVID-19 Business Support hotline to seek advice or information relating to these support packages and other key resources and support agencies. Call (08) 9432 9950 or email business@fremantle.wa.gov.au to access advice via the hotline. Further information is available at the City's COVID-19 information for businesses page.

Digital Marketing Webinar with Curtin University's Dr Billy Sung

This digital marketing webinar is hosted by Dr Billy Sung from The School of Marketing at Curtin University and brought to you by the City of Fremantle. Focusing on facts and tips to maximise the impact of your business’s social media and search engine marketing and advertising, this webinar is recommended for business owners and marketing officers that have an interest in adding value to their business promotion. Dr Billy Sung is a Senior Lecturer specialising in digital marketing and consumer psychology and leads the Consumer Research Lab at Curtin University. 

City of Fremantle's Small Business Capacity Building Program

The City of Fremantle has developed a Small Business Capacity Building Program that enables local small businesses to access tailored one-on-one training, support or mentoring from industry experts. For more information about this program and areas of support, click here

Expert business advice

Business Foundations is a non-profit organisation delivering business assistance to small to medium businesses throughout Western Australia. If you are a Western Australian business you are eligible for government-funded support across a wide range of areas, including one-to-one professional advice.

Business Foundations run regular training and workshops on all matters of business, to help improve the performance of your business. For the latest workshop click here.

Small Business Development Corporation is here to help our local small business community. Their services are free of charge for all WA small businesses, without requiring any financial subsidy from your organisation.There is no limit to how often people can access their services. 

For a summary of their free advisory services, information and templates, visit their dedicated webpage. In addition, they are posting regular blog updates with the latest information and guidance to small businesses through this challenging period.      

Connect

Fremantle Chamber of Commerce champions policies and strategies that improve the business environment in Fremantle, enhance community prosperity and develop a sustainable mix of business and lifestyle opportunities for Fremantle’s future. The Chamber acts as an advocate for the business community, a conduit for information and a promoter of Fremantle’s position in the regional landscape.

Workshops and opportunities

Free workshops in Fremantle

Check out the following free workshops that are on offer for your business:

Business Foundations

Details for upcoming free online workshops can be found on the Business Foundations website

Small Business Development Corporation (SBDC)

SBDC have developed a series of free online workshops that cover a range of topics over multiple dates. These topics include Small Business Health CheckCreating an Online ShopHow to Start Marketing with InstagramUnderstanding Business FinancialsRaising Business Capital and many more. View the full schedule of SBDC online workshops.

Other opportunities

Keep an eye on the following links for other opportunities to grow your business knowledge at workshops and seminars:

Traffic Alerts

Phillimore Street will be closed from 27 July to early or mid October between Pakenham Street and Market Street for Watercorp's Pipes for Fremantle project.

Nairn Street will be closed from 7 September - 9 October for Watercorp's Pipes for Fremantle project. 

Starting 7 September, works will be taking place on Adelaide Street / Queen Street for approximately three weeks. 

Paddy Troy Mall will be closed from 6 pm - 11.30 pm on 27 September for a Block Party event. 

9 September - 18 November, Watercorp works will take place on Marine Terrace, between Norfolk Street to Cliff Street (to be completed in stages varying between partial and full closures). 

There will be a procession through the CBD on Sunday 4 October before the WAFL grand final. Road closures and times to be confirmed. 

Road closures will be in place from 7 am - 12 pm on 8 November for the Fremantle Running Festival. Route to be confirmed.

Contact us

Economic Development
business@fremantle.wa.gov.au
T 08 9432 9999
TTY 08 9432 9777

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