RunNING a Business

Business skills and creative skills go hand in hand for many individuals working in culture and the arts. Self-management skills are essential for sole traders and individuals running a creative business, but also benefit anyone seeking to develop their professional skillset.

Information is presented in three areas:


2. FREE advice and training for small business

Wherever you are in regional Western Australia, you’re never far from free, confidential and practical advice on starting and running a small business.

You can access support directly from the Business Advisory service, available through a network of providers in regional areas across the State. Their advisers can give free advice and guidance on a range of topics to help you build and grow your business. They are experienced in business and understand how things work in your area.

You can access the service for a one-to-one appointment to discuss a specific matter or attend a practical workshop to build your business skills. Business Local providers will deliver their service in ways that best meets your needs. This could include face-to-face meetings, teleconferencing, email or telephone.

3. Tips for working from home

Creating a productive and healthy work environment in your own living space can present plenty of challenges, from the ergonomics of working at a kitchen table to setting (and maintaining) your own break routines. Below are a few of our favourite resources.

Make it Better

The Creative Tool Box is designed for self-directed learning and development, to assist you in growing your personal and professional skills as you see fit. It is a free and democratic resource that adapts as the creative landscape changes; the sections and links you see are just examples of what is possible.

We invite everyone to build upon this current structure, to make the Creative Tool Box a state-wide go-to for all artists and arts workers seeking development and for anyone considering a career in the arts. All ideas, feedback or content suggestions are warmly welcomed through the Make It Better contributors portal.