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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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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 page,... [More]
$150 Limited inc GST / $120
Facebook for Small Business

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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 my business... [More]
$225 Limited GST free / $197.73 / $198
Starting a Small Business

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If there isn't a class to suit you, please join the waiting list.

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]
$85 Limited inc GST / $55
MailChimp for Small Business

<p>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

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If there isn't a class to suit you, please join the waiting list.

Apps for Everyone

It seems like everyone has an app these days. If you have a smart phone or other mobile device, you probably use apps – to play games, get directions, access news, books, weather and more. But building your first mobile app can be a challenging experience. To get you started, Apps for Everyone uses a workable prewritten app (no code writing skills required on your part) to take you step by step through the experience. Don’t pay app developers thousands of dollars, just make the... [More]
$120 Limited GST free / $92.73 / $93
Apps for Everyone

<p>It seems like everyone has an app these days. If you have a smart phone or other mobile device, you probably use apps – to play games, get directions, access news, books, weather and more. </p><p>

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If there isn't a class to suit you, please join the waiting list.

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]
$225 Limited GST free / $197.73 / $198
Developing a Business Plan

<p>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.

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If there isn't a class to suit you, please join the waiting list.

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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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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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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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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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 business... [More]

This course has no current classes. Please join the waiting list.