Investor Readiness Resources

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The Investor Readiness Program includes a series of resources, developed to enable agriculture and food businesses improve their skills and confidence in undertaking capital raising.

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The Investor Readiness Program is a Western Australian Government initiative, delivered by the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development in collaboration with BDO Australia.

The program supports Western Australian agriculture and food businesses to become investor ready in order to attract capital, which will in turn support economic growth and regional job creation.

Your Guide to Investor Readiness

Business and strategic planning is an ongoing process for most business owners. For those hoping to raise capital, the planning process must be well documented, as this allows investors to gain an understanding of the strategic and decision-making processes, use the Your Guide to Investor Readiness to think through each step and map out your current situation. 

Business Growth Planning and Strategy

Strategy is critical for any business owner, as it acts to ensure the business is consistently operated toward the end objective. A clear business strategy will guide your decision making and will provide clarity as to the correct actions to take. The Business Growth Planning and Strategy guidebook explains the key parts to consider. 

Business Valuation Methodologies

Valuing your business is an important part of obtaining finance, attracting investors or selling. There are a number of methods that can be used to calculate the value of a business and sometimes a combination of methods may be used throughout the valuation process. Find out more in Business Valuation Methodologies

Cash Flow Management

One of the most important aspects of every business, a healthy cash flow ensures expenses can be paid on time and have funds for growth and expansion. Cash flow is the term used to describe the money that is moving (flowing) in and out of your business within the month. Learn more in the Cash Flow Management guidebook. 

Due Diligence Checklist

Due diligence is an investigation that an investor undertakes before entering into an agreement or contract with another party. Use the Due Diligence Checklist aims to provide an understanding of the due diligence process investors will undertake when considering investing in your business.

Guide to Sources of Funds

There are numerous sources of funds, which may suit your business at different times and circumstances. Learn more about these options and what may impact your decision making in A Guide to Sources of Funds.

Investor Readiness Checklist

Businesses that choose to seek investment from external investors in order to grow and achieve business goals will need to provide sufficient information about the business. It can be an overwhelming process and, at times, difficult to know where to start. The Investor Readiness Checklist will help you along your investor readiness journey.

Legal and Business Structures

You may have a business that's already operating or have a brilliant idea for a new product, service or innovation. Before you consider raising capital, you need to consider if your legal structure or prospective legal structure is suitable for the future growth of the business and for attracting investors. Refer to the Legal and Business Structures guidebook, which outlines some of the common business structures and what to consider. 

Legal Considerations for Raising Capital

As part of becoming investor ready, it's necessary to be familiar with the regulations around raising capital to ensure that the information you provide is correct and complies with various guidelines and regulations. Use the Legal Considerations for Raising Capital guidebook to understand more.  


For more information about the Investor Readiness Program please contact the Investment team on +61 (0)8 9368 3853 or email