Working in Western Australia
Your rights in the workplace
Guide to industries
Small businesses account for 95 per cent of all businesses in the State and employ around a third of its labour force.
Most small businesses in Western Australia are in the following industries:
agriculture, forestry and fishing;
finance and insurance services;
transport, postal and warehousing; and
There are three ways you can own a business in Western Australia.
Buying an established business can mean a big commitment in time, money and energy. Read the important points to consider on the Small Business Development Corporation website before you decide to buy a business.
Franchising is when you use another firm’s successful business model for your independently owned outlet. Read more about buying a franchise on the Small Business Development Corporation website.
Instead of buying a pre-existing business, you may want to start your own. There is much more involved in starting a new business rather than buying an existing business (with proven cash flow and profits). Carefully read the Small Business Development Corporation information to make sure this option is for you.