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December workshop schedule

If you’re new to business, or would just like a refresher, our practical small business workshops can help you develop the skills you need to succeed.

Covering a range of key business topics, our workshops will provide you with essential information to help you start and run your own business.

If you’re a new or soon-to-be business owner, we recommend starting with our free ‘Starting a Business’ workshop.

December small business workshop schedule

Starting a Business (free) 

Dates:  1, 4, and 11 December 2018

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.

Understanding Business Financials

Date: 5 December 2018

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.

How to Write a Business Plan 

Date: 6 December 2018

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

Website Planning 

Date: 1 December 2018

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

Digital Marketing Essentials 

Date: 12 December 2018

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

Marketing your Business 

Date: 1 December 2018

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.

Digital Marketing Advanced

Date: 13 December 2018

Are you interested in reaching your customers online, using paid Search Engine Marketing (SEM) and improving your Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) while applying real-time data analytics? This workshop examines a range of digital marketing strategies, including paid SEM with Google AdWords, to help you understand what could work for your business.

Please note: Digital Marketing Advanced is an intermediate workshop designed for small business owners who have attended our Digital Marketing Essentials workshop and/or have a good prior working knowledge of digital marketing tools.

Business Local enterprise skills development sessions

In addition to our small business workshops, as part of our Business Local outreach program we also deliver a range of enterprise skills development sessions across the Perth metropolitan area. View our upcoming Business Local schedule for details on the sessions happening near you.

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