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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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Ebay selling

Looking to earn some extra cash from unwanted items or looking for a full or part-time business opportunity, then look no further. In this course you’ll learn how to: Become an eBay seller Do research and create listings Improve your listings with better descriptions and photography Set pricing Open and use a PayPal account Monitor your listings Complete transaction This class is for beginners! You do not need to know anything about eBay to take this class, however, a general... [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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Introduction to Mobile Apps

Interested in finding out how mobile apps work? You can learn how it all works by deploying a pre-written app written by your tutor in this introductory workshop. [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 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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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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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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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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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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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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