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SBDC business adviser Brian Childs presents to aspiring business owners at our free 'Starting a Business' workshop

Refreshed small business workshops are here

Our very popular workshops have just been refreshed, to make sure you are receiving the very best information.

As part of the refresh we listened to your feedback and have expanded our digital marketing workshop offering, with two separate workshops - Digital Marketing Essentials (available now) and Digital Marketing Advanced (coming soon).

Our full suite of small business workshops are:

Starting a Business – FREE
If you are thinking about starting a business, but don't know where to begin, this workshop will take you through the essentials - from initial assessment and looking at your suitability to run a business, to financing your idea, and identifying sales opportunities. You’ll also receive lots of hints and tips on where to find more detailed information and advice on how to start a business.

How to Write a Business Plan
This workshop will guide you through developing a business plan and demonstrate why proper planning is an essential tool for any small business operator.

Understanding Business Financials
This straight forward workshop will help you understand key financial information so you can gauge how your business is performing, make financial decisions and spot problems before they get out of hand. 

Marketing your Business
This workshop will show you how to understand your customers, stretch your marketing budget and make sure your business is noticed by the people who need what you have to offer.

Website Planning
Explains the main concepts you need to understand before you design and build a website yourself or contract a professional developer. In addition to a resource book, you'll also receive a 'Build a Website' booklet that you can use as the foundation of your new website.

Digital Marketing Essentials
Examines a range of digital marketing options, including social media, email marketing and blogging, to help you understand which platforms would work for your business.

Digital Marketing Advanced
Launching in 2018, Digital Marketing Advanced will provide you with insights into search engine optimisation (SEO) and analytics to help you take your digital marketing to the next level.

About our workshops

Our workshops are all currently run online. If you’re new to business, we recommend starting with our free Starting a Business workshop, which is run weekly.

Find out more about our small business workshops.

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