How To Start Your Small Business - 8 Week Program (Mon Nights Term 1 2018)

Mon 19 February 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm FREE!
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How To Start Your Small Business - 8 Week Program (Mon Nights Term 1 2018) - GWS TAFE Parramatta Business Office - Parramatta - NSW
Are you getting ready to start, or have just started a small business? The City of Parramatta Council's ‘How to Start Your Small Business’ program could be for you!

This program is ideal if you HAVE commenced planning or have just started your small business. It is NOT suitable for those who have not prepared their small business idea, or are only just considering starting their own business.

In partnership with the Greater Western Sydney TAFE Parramatta Business Office, City of Parramatta is offering the ‘How to Start Your Small Business’ 8 week program that provides practical advice for someone starting a small business.

This free 8 week program will provide guidance on writing a business plan, financial planning, social media marketing and getting your business up and running.

Each weekly workshop will be 50% lecture material and 50% Q&A. Classes are highly practical and supportive, with time set aside each week to network and discuss with other like-minded aspiring small business owners.

All trainers are accredited TAFE trainers and experienced industry professionals.

Monday 19/02/18

Introduction - Purpose of the program, self-assessment, introductions around the room, do I have an idea?

Market Research - What is my product? Who are my customers? Who are my competitors? What are the economic trends? Where do I locate my business?

Monday 26/02/18

Market Segmentation and Planning - Defining your target market, determining your unique selling proposition and markets

Monday 5/03/18

Sales 101 - Creating your business sales pitch

Monday 12/03/18

Business Planning - Setting goals and objectives for your business

Monday 19/03/18

Social Media Marketing - Preparing and managing a business Facebook page and social media marketing

Monday 26/03/18

Financial Planning - Principles of small business financial management

Monday 2/04/18

Financial Statements - Balance sheets, revenue statements, BAS Statements

Monday 9/04/18

Graduation and Networking

Materials: GWS TAFE will provide all course materials including a participation certificate at the conclusion of the program.

NB: Please note this program is NOT an accredited program.

If you would like to study a small business program accredited with the NSW Department of Education and Training, we recommend you enrol in a Certificate IV in Small Business Management.

Dates: Monday nights 19 February to 9 April 2018 (8 weeks)

Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Venue: GWS TAFE Parramatta Business Office, Shop 1B, 69 Phillip Street, PARRAMATTA

Cost: Free

Bookings: Places are limited to 20 people.

Partner: GWS TAFE will provide different lecturers or teachers as determined by the requirement of the program to ensure the highest possible success outcomes for the attendees.

Parking is available on-street or in the Eat Street and City Centre Car Parks.

Parramatta Transport Interchange is a 15 minute walk from the venue.

Please refer to Council’s website for more information on parking:
Mon 19 February 2018
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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GWS TAFE Parramatta Business Office
Shop 1B, 69 Phillip Street,
2150, Australia