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Business SJ believe in building strong authentic relationships between local businesses.

About Business SJ

Business SJ small business group

Business SJ was launched in July 2017 by the Community Resource Centre (CRC) in response to a growing need for a local business group.

The group formed in the  Serpentine Jarrahdale shire to help support one another and grow the small business community. Upon becoming a member, you were invited to various networking opportunities within the local area. 

A new direction 

In late 2018 it was decided by the new committee that the group was ready to spread its wings and fly solo. In January 2019 the group separated from the SJ CRC and became a separate not for profit incorporation. This had the blessing of the CRC board.  

The move, and a new invigorated committee, and with the creation of a new strategy plan, has seen Business SJ thrive. With a continually growing membership base and a strong social media presence, Business SJ Inc. is growing.

Slowly but steadily, we’re fast establishing ourselves as a key local resource for local small business. We offer great value to our membership such as: networking events, educational workshops and business showcase opportunities. Business SJ works with government bodies, small business hubs and the business community within the SJ Shire and beyond.

Business hubs in Serpentine Jarrahdale shire.

Our group, Business SJ, is a strong advocate to see the Serpentine Jarrahdale Shire grow to be the premier business hub in the South Eastern Metropolitan area.


To build and advocate for a thriving small business community in the Serpentine Jarrahdale Shire. Establishing relationships based on trust, integrity and openness through the facilitation of local networking and education opportunities.


To support the education and development of small business in the Serpentine Jarrahdale Shire, creating a thriving connected and well educated business community.

We would love to hear how we can assist you and your small business

Networking Events

Business SJ recognises just how important relationships are when running a successful small business. Every month, we facilitate a variety of networking events featuring guest speakers and business showcases, where members and their guests can meet and mingle with other like-minded individuals, who are also running businesses in the local area.

Workshops & Training

You have never been in business long enough that you ‘know it all’; there is always new information or skill set required to keep up with the latest technology, social media algorithm or tax reform. Business SJ brings ‘big city’ seminars, training days and workshops to the Serpentine Jarrahdale Shire so you can access the latest information locally.


Business SJ Chairperson
Dave Crispin


Dave Crispin is a coach and marriage guidance professional who owns and operates Valere Coaching With Intent. Dave provides companies and individuals with tailored workshops on mental health, marriage and/or motivation by emphasising the importance of learning new skills. 

Business SJ Committee Members
Neil Kentish

Vice Chairperson

Neil operates SJ Farmgrown Firewood; a sustainable resource of commercially grown firewood and has been servicing the local Serpentine Jarrahdale community for over 20 years.

Business SJ Treasurer
Julia Swinstead


Julia Swinstead is a CPA registered accountant, and owns local business Swinstead Accounting.  Julia specialises in small business accounting and assisting business owners navigate new tax reporting requirements.

Business SJ Secretary
Anne Brown


Anne Brown is a Virtual Assistant and works with small to medium businesses across the Serpentine Jarrahdale Shire and beyond to ease the administrative workload in their everyday business operations.

Business SJ Committee Elaine Vandenbos
Elaine Vandenbos

Membership Co-ordinator

Elaine, the occupational therapist at FUNdamentals OT firmly believes that the best way to support children in their development is through the active engagement of the child and their family. FUNdamentals OT works closely with families and schools to ensure the best possible outcome for their children.

Business SJ Committee Members
Jennifer Dinsdale

Committee Member

Jennifer is a graphic designer, and the principal of Clarke Street Creative who works with business owners ready to level up their branding and marketing identity to grow their business. 

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Our Members

Local businesses doing great things in the Serpentine Jarrahdale Shire.


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~Business SJ Committee