Business skills

A great idea and passion for your chosen industry will only take you so far in business. Having the necessary skills and knowledge to manage the numerous tasks associated with running your own business can be the difference between success and failure. Throughout your business journey there will be opportunities to expand your skills and develop new ways of thinking that will help set your business apart from the competition.

Our Starting a Business workshop is an essential first step. It covers all the key topics from assessing your business idea, understanding if there really is a market for your product or service, making key financial decisions through to deciding whether you are really ready to ‘go it alone’.

Our other workshops take a more in-depth look at various aspects of running a business including how to write a business plan, supply chain management, safety management plans, developing operating systems, analysing data, leadership skills and employing staff.

Please note: our workshops are open to small business owners in Western Australia only.

Legal Matters for Small Business - Margaret River

Tuesday, 9 March 2021, 09.30am

to 11.30am

Location Margaret River

This session breaks down what you need to know in the legal real when running a business and includes Q&A time at the end of the presentation.
Strategy and risk

Starting a Business

Tuesday, 9 March 2021, 10.00am

to 12.00pm

Location Online

If you are thinking about starting a business, but don't know where to begin, this free two hour workshop will take you through the essentials.
Business skills
Foundation workshop

How to Start a Food Business

Wednesday, 10 March 2021, 09.00am

to 11.00am

Location Fremantle

Starting your own food business is involves more than just a love of food. There are many key steps to ensure you are set up for success.
Business skills

Digital Marketing Essentials

Wednesday, 10 March 2021, 10.00am

to 01.00pm

Location Online

This workshop examines a range of digital marketing options, including social media, email marketing and blogging, to help you understand what would work for your business.
Sales and marketing
Foundation workshop

Digital Marketing Advanced

Wednesday, 10 March 2021, 02.00pm

to 05.00pm

Location Online

This workshop examines a range of digital marketing strategies, including paid SEM with Google Ads (previously known as AdWords), to help you understand what could work for your business.
Sales and marketing
Foundation workshop

Customer Service Excellence - Collie

Wednesday, 10 March 2021, 03.30pm

to 06.30pm

Location Collie

This workshop will develop knowledge and skills in customer service for juniors, novices or existing business owners in Collie as a developing tourism and trail destination.
Business skills

Branding with Canva - Toodyay

Thursday, 11 March 2021, 09.30am

to 12.30pm

Location Toodyay

Bring your laptop and learn how to use Canva's free tools to create amazing branded graphics from templates, maintaining consistency across all media for successful brand recognition.
Digital skills

Introduction to Tendering

Thursday, 11 March 2021, 09.30am

to 01.30pm

Location Midland

Tendering for government contracts can be a great way to grow your business and to compete against larger organisations. This workshop takes an in-depth look at tendering and whether it could be good option for your business.
Tendering and contracts

Understanding Cash Flow, Profits and Budgets

Thursday, 11 March 2021, 10.00am

to 01.00pm

Location Gosnells

Does your profit and loss statement show a profit, but you're struggling to pay bills, tax and wages? As a business owner it's important to understand the difference between cash flow and profit, as well as knowing how to budget and read essential business reports.
Financial management

Understanding Business Financials

Thursday, 11 March 2021, 10.00am

to 01.00pm

Location Online

This workshop will show you how to develop 'snapshot' measures (key performance indicators) of your business progress to make sure it stays on track. It will also provide you with a good understanding of your financial essentials so that you will know the right questions to ask your accountant.
Financial management
Foundation workshop