What is Business Station?
Business Station is a non-profit provider of enterprise development services to businesses across Western Australia, Queensland and the Northern Territory. We aim to build growth and capacity in small businesses by providing affordable and easily accessible training and business support. Through a number of programs, we run regular group workshops, interactive webinars and face-to-face consultations.
Our support to business owners extends through our incubators, which are home to over 70 small businesses. Membership also includes business health checks, business coaching and access to co-working and meeting spaces.
Are you ready to take your business to the next level?
As a business owner, it can be hard to know the best way to grow your business. Whether it’s getting online, hiring employees or moving out of the home office – Business Station has the tools and support to help you achieve your goals.
What is a Business Incubator?
Signing a commercial lease can be daunting, but it doesn’t have to be! Our incubators offer low-cost accommodation, services and management to kickstart your business. Our leases are highly flexible and can be tailored to meet your specific needs. More than just office space, our incubators offer members a range of in-house advisory services, strategic growth planning, networking opportunities and targeted introductions specific to the needs of your business.
Membership in our incubators also gives you access to our range of meeting and board rooms with state-of-the-art audio visual and seating options to suit any kind of event.
From group workshops and networking events to interactive webinars, we have something for everyone!
Looking to Upskill?
Whether you need to learn more about time management, leadership, emotional intelligence in the workplace, strategic planning or governance, we have a course to support you. Our consultants are highly qualified business advisors with significant coaching and training experience. No matter your business problem, we have a training course to help you.
Our incubator is designed to help you establish your business and grow. All our tenants automatically qualify entry into our Business Accelerator Program. Free of charge, tenants have access to:
- Professional speakers’ workshops
- Business Health checks
- Strategy sessions with business experts
- Peer Group Support with other tenants
- Social Media Support
- Secretarial Services
- Networking Events
We understand that signing a commercial lease can be daunting for start-ups or newly established businesses, so our leases are highly flexible, with only 30 days required for cancellations.
Our rent includes all outgoings such as utilities, security alarm monitoring and general cleaning of common areas.
Local government agencies are important in the delivery of the ASBAS program, particularly in regional areas. Often, LGAs are the central point of contact and are a resource hub for small business owners, so we partner with LGAs to provide workshops and connect with local small business owners.
ASBAS advisors hold formal qualifications in business or information technology related disciplines and have at least two years’ experience providing digital advice to small or medium sized businesses.
Across all three jurisdictions, our advisors are local experts. As small business owners themselves, they understand the challenges associated with running a business in their location. This allows them to provide tailored business advice in their area of expertise.
Any for-profit small business with an ABN and fewer than 20 employees within the three jurisdictions (WA, QLD, NT) is eligible to access the advisory services.
Each small business can access up to 24 hours of advisory throughout the contract period (up until June 2021).
ASBAS is funded by the Commonwealth Government, through AusIndustry
The Australian Small Business Advisory Services (ASBAS) Digital Solutions Program is a three-year Federal Government funded program aimed at increasing the digital capabilities of Small Businesses in Australia. It accomplishes this by offering low cost, easy to understand workshops, webinars, and advisory services directly to small business owners.
Business Station, in partnership with Regional Development Australia (RDA) Brisbane and Treeti Business Consulting in the Northern Territory are contracted to deliver advisory services across Western Australia, Queensland and Northern Territory.