Emerge Stronger – Support for Local Business
Transitional restrictions for businesses
From 6.00pm on Friday 5 February until 12.01am on Sunday 14 February, restrictions will be in place for businesses in the Perth and Peel regions:
To find out what restrictions will be in place and what they mean for your business, visit smallbusiness.wa.gov.au
Funding support for small businesses
On 5 February 2021 the WA State Government announced a $43m package which aims to support small businesses and charities impacted by the lockdown. Those eligible will be able to access a $500 offset on their electricity bill.
More information will be provided once available.
Business Engagement Program
During the current uncertainty, the City’s Economic Development Team are still available to provide support to businesses in the region.
|Joondalup Business Catalogue||Looking for a way to promote your businesses to the local community? Join the Joondalup Business Catalogue now.
The catalogue provides a way for users to search and connect with local businesses and services, whether that be for business to business or business to customer trade.
Economic Profile and opportunities publication
|The City releases a regular Economic Profile and Opportunities publication.To be featured in a future edition email the City’s Economic Development Team.|
|Sharing your innovative story through City channels||The City is developing regular content, case studies that highlight innovation in Joondalup as a global, digital and destination city.Businesses interested in being involved can email the City’s Economic Development team with the subject line “shareJoondalupstory”|
|Buy Local Campaigns||Through feedback from local businesses, the City will collaborate on bespoke promotional campaigns to promote clusters of local businesses on specific opportunities. Examples of these campaigns include:
Support local with #TakeawayForWA Campaign
15 minute free parking for takeaway zones in Joondalup
Local accommodation providers offer self-isolation options for community
Businesses with ideas on potential bespoke promotional campaigns can email the City’s Economic Development team with the subject line “promoteJoondalupbusinesses”
|Positioning Joondalup as a destination of choice||The City has a number of partnerships to promote Joondalup as a destination of choice for visitors, students, talent, events, businesses an investors. Some examples include:
· Sunset Coast: The City in collaboration with the Cities of Wanneroo and Stirling promote the northern corridor as a region. This is done through various publications and digital marketing campaigns to profile tourism experiences. It also includes valuable information for visitors, a calendar of events, beach safety tips, leisure centre locations and key shopping centre destinations.
· WA Business News: The City is working with WA Business News to develop a special edition about Joondalup as a key destination to invest in.
· Tourism WA: Local Food & Beverage businesses can be featured on Tourism WA’s ‘Buy local’ campaign page. If an operator has an Australian Tourism Database Warehouse listing, they should:
1. Log into their account through the ATDW website
2. Go to the social accounts field and add #buylocal and or #takeawayforWA to the hashtag fields
3. Add their new offering to the description field (e.g. Now offer takeaway and delivery options)
4. If an operator does not have a listing, they should register online and create a listing by following all the prompts and the steps above
5. If they need assistance, email the Australian Tourism Data Warehouse
The City is always looking at further opportunities for destination positioning.
|Business Engagement Program||The Joondalup Business Engagement Program (JBEP) is designed to engage and support local businesses through one on one discussions.
With new uncertainties facing businesses in the current climate, this is an opportunity to connect with qualified and experienced professionals within the Economic Development team who are here to help businesses to promote, connect or grow business in the City.
|Events and networking||Access and connect to events in Joondalup.|
|City’s Business E-Newsletter||To stay up to date with all City Business engagement by subscribing to the business e-newsletter.|
|City’s website and social media channels||Connect with the City via the website and social media channels – Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and YouTube.|
|Participate in City supported initiatives||Become a member of the Joondalup Business Association
Join the ECU Business Innovation Centre
Become a mentor on the Joondalup Innovation Challenge
Undertake the Corona Virus survey
Undertake the Essential 8 survey.
The password is cyber 2020.
|Business Ready Programs: Destination, Digital and Global||The City is currently supporting 30 businesses to participate in three accelerator programs to gear local businesses towards being Globally, Digital and Destination ready.
These programs intend to grow the visitor economy by increasing bookable products and tourism experiences in the region and increase capacity in the areas of digital transformation and cyber resilience as well as increase export, import and investment readiness to access global markets.
The City has engaged local tourism expert Verity Nelson, Silvana Macri from StaySafeCyber and Michael Carter and Darren Levvy, from the WA Chamber of Commerce and Industry, to deliver these programs.
Further information online.
|VendorPanel Platform to encourage local businesses||Local businesses will be able to more easily access Local Government contracts with the launch of a sector-wide procurement platform.
Underwritten by the WA Local Government Association and free to use for members and suppliers, VendorPanel Marketplace enables Local Government buyers to link with local suppliers and manage local procurement processes.
Local business can discover more and register as suppliers on the platform, via vendorpanel.
|Cyber Check.Me||Cyber Check.Me has been developed by the ECU Security Research Institute (ECUSRI) in partnership with the Cities of Wanneroo and Joondalup, North Metro TAFE and AustCyber to provide SME’s and the community the basic precautions they can take to protect themselves against the loss of time, money, private information and reputational damage as a result of cyber-attack.|
|Global Trade Facilitation||The City is implementing the International Economic Development Activities Plan (IEDAP), providing support for businesses who are either looking to enter new overseas markets, or expand internationally. The City delivers inbound and outbound missions.
Further information online.
|Accessing supply chains with other organisations||The City supports local businesses to access supply chain opportunities and also become “procurement ready”.
For further information email the City’s Economic Development team contact outlining the key products or services on offer.
|Economy ID Information||The City of Joondalup’s economic profile presents economic information that enables you to describe the area’s role within the broader economy, explore options for economic development and promote the area’s strengths.|
|Access government and financial assistance||The City provides advice and information on accessing government services, grants and financial assistance.
For further information email the City’s Economic Development Team.
In addition to these programs and initiatives the City currently developing an Advocacy Strategy which is focussed on highlighting the key development priorities and needs of the region.