With an aim to connect, grow and inform local businesses, Grow Local is all about supporting local businesses so they can take every opportunity for business growth.
We know how busy you are, and we know you just want to be able to access information, receive relevant training and connect with the right people from the right organisations so you can put your business in the best position to tender, bid or expand. Through the collective support of our committed contributing partners Grow Local is about building local businesses and building sustainable local communities.
Grow Local is just that – a program which provides local businesses with free education and information on the events in their area to help them grow!
What we offer
How to get involved
Delivered by the Karratha & Districts CCI and supported by RCCIWA, we have tried to make it as easy as possible for you to get involved and find out what is happening. Connect with us on Facebook, LinkedIn or Instagram, sign up for our regular e-newsletter, or just get in touch with the KDCCI office and we can help you. Or we can even come and visit you, to make it easier.
Covering all of your business questions from marketing, capability statements, to management skills, you’ll find a workshop to help boost your business, and don’t forget attendance is free, but spaces fill up fast, so make sure you register today!
Navah Kerr is your friendly Grow Local Program Coordinator, with extensive business and sales expertise, she is here to help you grow your business. Navah offers professional consultations free of charge! She is also in charge of scheduling events, booking program speakers, and all communications sent from the program. If you would like to book a consultation, or provide any feedback on the Grow Local program, please email Navah via the link below.
We’ve put together a free calendar so that businesses like you can advertise what’s happening, from an open day to a seminar, all local business events are welcome!
We’ve received some great feedback from Local Businesses! Find out about their experiences with us.
We recently caught up with Cam Gaspar from EBM Insurance Karratha to find out how participating in the Grow Local Program has impacted on his business.
Q Tell us a bit about your business?
EBM is a general insurance brokerage in the North West. We act as Insurance and Risk partners serving our local business community.
Q: How did you find out about Grow Local?
I met the Program Manager Navah at a KDCCI business after hours event back in October 2019 at Kaw Engineering. Navah introduced herself to me and I found her to be very passionate and inspiring. She was very proud to be spearheading the Grow Local program. We arranged a meeting for the following day, during which we quickly identified business opportunities and support the Grow Local program could provide free of charge.
Q: Why did you decide to participate in the program?
Being new to town, I knew the program was a great opportunity to network and gain support to grow and develop. I began having regular meetings with the Program Manager and through these meetings we outlined what the program could assist me, and came up with a referral program to bring clients to my business. Year to date Navah has referred a large number of business to EBM Karratha and I am extremely grateful to the program for this.
Q: What have you gained from our workshops?
I have obviously gained knowledge and business insight through the workshops, but equally as valuable, through the networking opportunity they provide, I have gained new business contacts and been able to start building close local business relationships that I hope to expand on at future workshops.
Q: Why would you recommend us to other businesses?
I would recommend the Grow Local program to all businesses, big and small, because it is a very positive and engaging experience. It is always good to learn new skills, or refresh existing knowledge, but the social interaction opportunities are a huge plus for me.
Q: What do you have planned next for your business?
I am going to take advantage of all the support opportunities available to continue to provide exceptional service to new and existing clients, so EBM insurance becomes the local “go to” branch for everyone’s insurance needs.
Q: Is there anything else that you want to tell us about your experience with Grow Local?
I just want to say the program has been excellent so far. You made coming to a new town very welcoming and easy and I look forward to participating in whatever the program has planned for the future. Thank you
We’ve put together a free listing of business advisory services in Karratha, from a range of industries offering services to help your business reach the next level! Are you a business advisory service that’s not listed? Fill out the contact form on this page so that we can review/add your details.
We’ve put together a free listing of business grants that are available to businesses located in the City of Karratha, check the list/links to see if there is a grant to suit your situation.
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Our Funding Collective
Grow Local is made possible by the support, funding and genuine commitment of our contributing partners. We are proud to be working together with a collective focus on helping local businesses and building a long-term future for our community.