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Learn the critical skills required for the success of your small business. Our courses provide the foundation, knowledge and techniques required for navigating a successful business that all begin with understanding how to attract the right customers.

Regardless of whether you are about to start a business or are currently operating a business, you can choose to learn from a range of skills including business planning, implementation, and management processes.

Choose from our short courses that are held during weekdays, in the evenings and on weekends.

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Build a Simple Hybrid Mobile App

Develop an App from scratch that can be run on many platforms. including Android, IOS, Windows Phone. Build a simple to do list using web technologies and the Cordova framework. Prerequisite To be able to engage successfully with the course material, you will need: Intermediate HTML skills Intermediate CSS skills Basics of Javascript Own laptop Structure Learn the tools: learn about the tools for creating and testing applications Learn the stack set up the tools for development and... [More]

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Social Media for Small Business

Confused as to where your business should be on social media? Sick of wasting hours online for little or no results? This course will introduce you to the main social media platforms and give you clarify as to where your business should be and the tactics to maximise your return. Discover what social media platforms will work best for your business as you explore Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Instagram, YouTube and blogs. Course covers: • Marketing Analysis of your... [More]

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Starting a Small Business

Thinking of starting your own business? Not sure what to expect? This interactive workshop will open your eyes as to what is needed to plan for and open your own business. Course covers: • Pros and Cons of running your own business • Business Feasibility Study – is my idea a good idea? • Assessing your suitability to be a business owner – not everyone should start a business • Business Finance – The must have business finances • Marketing your business – how will people even know... [More]

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Accounting for Non-Accountants

Understand the terms used and the implications of the reports you are given. This course will cover basic accounting principles and the preparation and interpretation of the trading account, profit and loss account, statements of financial performance, financial position and cash flow. A certificate is awarded on completion of this course provided you have attained a satisfactory understanding of course content and attended a minimum 75% of course sessions. Topics Learn about... [More]

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Bookkeeping Basics

A course designed for people wishing to gain an understanding of bookkeeping and the practical skills necessary to organise their books. Learn about debits and credits, the classification of accounts and the basics of GST for small business. The information covered in this course is a prerequisite for the computer accounting MYOB course. A certificate is awarded on completion of this course provided you have attained a satisfactory understanding of course content and attended a... [More]

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Facebook for Small Business

Use Facebook effectively for your business without wasting hours online for little results. This course is a great introduction to the world of Facebook Marketing and essential information even if your business already has a Facebook presence. Join us to learn best practice Facebook Marketing techniques and the tops dos and don’ts when it comes to Facebook. . Course covers: •Why should my business be on Facebook? •A guided tour of a Facebook page •What’s the difference between a... [More]

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Grant Writing

Understand the grant application process, from finding out what is available to final acquittal and evaluation. This workshop is the ideal, practical guide to grant writing for any entity seeking to attain funding by applying for grants or tenders. This is a practical step by step workshop where grants from both the public and private sector will assessed and participants will have the opportunity to ask questions and have them answered by the facilitator. A discussion will also... [More]

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B&Bs: Earn Money from Your Home

There is an extraordinary change in the bed and breakfast industry – learn where the changes exist from a leading expert. Earning money from your home by listing with international reservation platforms like Airbnb, Stayz is very affordable as there is very little capital outlay. This course shows you what you need to furnish your spare room/s for guest use, how to manage breakfast and how to set the room rate, about local government regulations, tax obligations, fire safety and... [More]

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Hobby to Business

Put your skills to work as you add profitability to your favourite pastime. Many of us dream of making our favourite hobby a business, or just making the hobby pay for itself. This course explains at the hobby business mode and how it is viewed by the tax department, the advantages and disadvantages of staying a hobbyist, and what to set in place if you plan to move from hobbyist to small business owner. Topics include how to do a break even analysis, how to value your labour, tax... [More]
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MailChimp for Small Business

Do you email your clients and potential clients? If not why not! ENewsletters are a great way of staying top of mind with your customers and offering special deals, promotions or latest news with those that matter most to your business. During this workshop you will learn: • Anti Spamming Laws – why and how you must comply • Setting up a MailChimp account • How to design an ENewsletter • Analytics and reporting on what you send This is not a computer based workshop. You will be... [More]

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