Small and Medium Business Support
- Business Climate Scorecard
- Business Breakfast Briefing
- Take Your Business Online Grant
- Business Development Support Grant
- Regional Price Preference
- Vendorpanel Marketplace
- Small Business Friendly Local Government
- Small Business Resources
The City understands the role that small, locally-owned businesses play in providing long-term economic growth and is looks to understand how best to support local businesses.
The Business Climate Scorecard is an initiative that invited local business owners and managers to provide feedback about their experience operating a business within the City of Karratha.
Respondents evaluate the services and facilities currently provided by the City, State Government and other partners, with information collected used to inform Council's initiatives that support the small business community.
View results from the 2020 scorecard here.
Applications for the 2020/21 financial year Take Your Business Online grant are now open. These grants will remain open year round to provide more flexibility and allow projects to commence at a time that best suits your business.
Building an online presence is vital for growing local business. Since 2017 the City of Karratha has supported 49 local businesses through the Take Your Business Online grant scheme to improve their digital capacity and marketing to increase competitiveness, innovation and efficiency.
Grants of up to $5,000 are offered on a matched dollar-for-dollar basis and may contribute towards web design; social media presence; e-business; customer relationship management; development of apps or online marketing. This is a competitive process and applicants must demonstrate how the project will improve their business and deliver benefit to the community.
Grants for the 2019/20 financial year were endorsed by Council in May and June 2020, with the following businesses sharing in nearly $25,670 in funding and contributing to more than $100,000 in projects:
- Playful Little Learners
- Bulla Baby
- 6714 Skin
- Tender Relief
- Empire 6714
- My Language Box
- Ngarluma Yindjibarndi Foundation Ltd.
- DE01 Take Your Business Online Grant Scheme Policy (0.2MB PDF)
- Take Your Business Online Grant Scheme Guidelines (0.18MB PDF)
- Take Your Business Online Grant Scheme Application Form (0.2MB PDF)
Local small businesses play a pivotal role in contributing to the local economy and providing local jobs. Since 2017 the City of Karratha has supported 33 projects under the Business Development Support Grant Scheme.
Grants of up to $30,000 are offered on a matched dollar-for-dollar basis to support local collaborators and organisations with developing and delivering business development projects that will result in economic benefits in the City of Karratha.
Applications are encouraged from incorporated not for profit entities whose focus is on the delivery of business support services and development projects such as hosting seminars, conferences, workshops, boot camps and research projects.
For further eligibility requirements, guidelines and application form, please download the following:
- DE02 Business Development Grant Support Scheme Policy (0.2 MB PDF)
- Business Development Grant Support Scheme Guidelines (0.18 MB PDF)
- Business Development Grant Support Scheme Application (0.2 MB PDF)
As a proud member of the Small Business Friendly initiative, the City of Karratha supports a diverse and empowered small business community.