- Becoming an age-friendly business
- Sources of business information
- Starting a food manufacturing business
- Tenders and grants
With the population of people aged 60 years and over within the City of Wanneroo estimated to almost double by 2041, seniors are an increasingly important part of the customer base for many businesses. The City has put together an Age-Friendly Business Checklist which includes many no-cost and low-cost ways to make your business more age-friendly. This helps us meet the needs of our senior residents, while helping you to attract diverse customers to your business!
To find out more, download the checklist below:
Investing in experience
Attracting and retaining mature age workers can bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to your business. Some research also suggests this age group take less sick leave, are more productive, and change jobs less frequently. Check out the following resources:
- The Investing in Experience Toolkit provides a comprehensive guide to employing mature aged people.
- The Australian Government’s Restart wage subsidy provides up to $10,000 to businesses that hire and retain employees aged 50+.
- The Skills and Training Incentive can help fund training for mature age workers.
- The EveryAGE Counts Coalition provides some great tips on employing mature workers.
- The Australian Human Rights Commission has a free online training package to counter ageism - Upholding the rights of older workers.
There are many things to consider when starting or growing your business such as; feasibility, planning, business structures, licences, buying an existing business, buying a franchise, insurance, risk management, intellectual property, employing staff, marketing, online presence, tax and legal, exporting, importing, innovation and many more.
The following web pages offer an extensive amount of information covering all aspects of business and can be an excellent starting point.
For further assistance and locally based help go to our Local Help page.
Information about starting a food manufacturing business can be found on the Department of Health website by clicking below.
You can also find other information sheets and forms related to food businesses below:
For information on government tenders, business grants and doing business with the City, visit the pages by clicking below.