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About our Small Business courses

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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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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Developing a Business Plan

Thinking about starting a business or in the process of re-evaluating your current business situation, than this course is a must do! The issues tackled are critical to the success of any business. Learn to avoid the mistakes of business owners before you, and heed the common adage, 'businesses don’t plan to fail, they fail to plan'. Create a business plan based on your strengths thereby allowing you to achieve an advantage over your competitors. Topics in this hands-on course... [More]

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Business Storytelling

Uses storytelling to influence people and move them into action. Need to get your point across? Get staff on board with change? Foster Collaboration? Increase Sales? Strengthen employee engagement? Build customer loyalty? Drive innovation and creativity? Capture best practices? Align people around a goal? This workshop empowers you to do this. Learn how to harness the power of a good story to influence prospects, customers, colleagues, team members, sponsors and funders. Use... [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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Tender Writing

This tender writing workshop is the ideal, practical guide to tender writing for any business seeking to attain funding by applying for tenders. This is a practical step by step workshop where tenders from both the public and private sector will be assessed and participants will have the opportunity to draft tender applications in class and have them assessed by the facilitator. A discussion will also take place with regard to current developments in the sector. Course Content This... [More]

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Effective Public Relations

This course covers all aspects of Public Relations, including campaigns, media liaisons, communicating with your audience, sponsorship, entertainment, crisis management and using PR professionals. Current trends and technologies are also included to ensure that this course is up-to-date and relevant to all types of business. Spin, careers in PR and media relations are covered in this informative session. Please note: All courses need a minimum number of students to run. If your... [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 the hobby business model 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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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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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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Build a Mobile App

Have a great app idea that you want to turn into a mobile reality? Now, you can make an iPhone app or Android app, with limited programming skills. This course takes you through the basic steps required to create and run a simple app. This course will look at what you should consider when designing in a mobile context – building the base of your application using web standards, and layering interactions on top of that base. A working knowledge of HTLM5, CSS3 and JavaScript is a... [More]

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