It takes more than just a great product or service to succeed in business. There are crucial steps to undertake before you dive head first into your business such as market research, planning and financial management.
Are you ready?
Carefully analyse why you want to get into small business and what you want to get from the experience. Analysing your motivations and goals will set you on the path to success. Deciding to become part of the tourism industry is a major lifestyle and financial decision. Are you committed to make it work?
How good is your idea?
It's easy to come up with a good idea or two. This section will help you understand how your business idea will fit into the existing market place, threats your business may face, demand for your idea, potential growth and your main business opportunities.
Can you afford to start this business?
How much will it cost you to get your business idea up and running? It is always better to overestimate your anticipated expenses than underestimate. Have you considered your own personal financial needs?
Get your pricing right
To be successful in your tourism venture you must price accurately and competitively.
Planning for success
It is vitally important to develop a business plan from the start. A business plan will guide you to where you want to be, map out what you want to achieve and when you want to achieve it.
Licences, regulations and insurances
There are a wide range of licences, permits and regulations that apply to the tourism industry, which are issued through either local councils or state and federal government departments, this section will help you determine which license will suit your business and where to go for more information.
Tourism accreditation promotes a national minimum standard of operations met by tourism operators and businesses. It gives consumers the opportunity to make an informed choice about the legitimacy and quality of a tourism product.
The Western Australian Tourism Awards recognise and reward excellence in the Western Australian Tourism Industry.