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.

Starting a Business

Saturday, 5 December 2020, 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

Marketing Plan Fundamentals - South West and Peel

Monday, 7 December 2020, 09.30am

to 11.30am

Location South West and Peel

New or established businesses require a marketing plan to move forward to become noticed, increase branding, improve relationships and create healthy profit margins.
Sales and marketing

Secrets to Running a Successful Business - Esperance

Tuesday, 8 December 2020, 09.00am

to 11.00am

Location Esperance

This session delves into the secrets you need to know to run a successful business minus the overwhelm, stress and burnout.
Business skills

How to Advertise with Facebook

Tuesday, 8 December 2020, 09.30am

to 12.30pm

Location Online

Learn more about the range of advertising options available on Facebook and how to create ads that convert for your business.
Sales and marketing

Starting a Business

Tuesday, 8 December 2020, 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 Write a Business Plan

Tuesday, 8 December 2020, 01.00pm

to 04.00pm

Location Online

A business plan is a valuable document for business owners as it helps you clarify your thinking, set a tone and direction for your business and gain a deeper understanding of your market.
Business skills
Foundation workshop

Improve your Time Management

Wednesday, 9 December 2020, 09.30am

to 12.00pm

Location Online

If you find your work piling up, or feel there aren't enough hours in the day this workshop will provide you with valuable tips, helpful work habits and effective planning tools to maximise your efficiency and make the most of your time.
Business skills

Understanding Business Financials

Wednesday, 9 December 2020, 05.00pm

to 08.00pm

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

How to Avoid Business Failure

Thursday, 10 December 2020, 09.00am

to 10.00am

Location Online

This workshop explores the early warning signs that a business is heading towards insolvency and the steps to take to avoid failure.
Financial management

Website Planning

Thursday, 10 December 2020, 10.00am

to 01.00pm

Location Online

Just about every business needs a website. Even if customers don't buy online, they are still doing extensive online research before making a purchase. Having a website provides the perfect opportunity for you to showcase your goods or services and to engage with current and potential customers.
Digital skills
Foundation workshop