During the past 12 months there has been very large interest from individuals wanting to commence their own commercial ventures, in particular in the Whyalla region with over 21 enquiries.
The establishment of these ventures is not always immediate and not all enquiries result in the venture being established. RDAWEP has been most supportive in assisting clients with research, feasibility studies, cash flow budgets, start up costings and assisting with the development of business plans. RDAWEP can also direct people to appropriate government support where required.
Small business is still one of the biggest employers in our region and it is encouraging to see so many people wanting to ‘have a go’ at developing their ideas that will improve both the economy and employment in the region.
It is also good to see our constituents prepared to get out there and give it a go. RDAWEP looks forward to meeting The Hon Martin Hamilton-Smith MP, Minister for Small Business in Whyalla in early May and discussing with him the possibility of government support for small business start-ups.
Learn more about the 2016 Small Business Statement.