Busting the drought - starting, growing & running your business

This workshop is designed for someone who is wanting to make an idea into reality, or those who need to diversify into a more viable/profitable business in these hard times


Part A - Do you have a business idea to explore?
Derek Tink, your Business Connect Advisor is here to support you through the first stages of starting your own business. From planning, validating your idea, finding local support, through to perfecting your pitch. Business Connect provides contains information, connections to resources and can assist you through key topic areas to consider, when starting a business.

The workshop will cover the following topics:

  • ‘The Startup Economy’ - Where are things now.
  • Game Changers - Opportunities in the region to grow your idea.
  • Elevator Pitch - Learn how to pitch your idea to get the support you need.
  • Everyone is a winner! - Get new business start-up support and advise.
  • Pitch event - Pitch your idea. Your idea could be selected to connect in with a regional network of opportunity.
  • Idea Validation - and much more"

Part B - Do you sell online? Does your business have an ecommerce strategy?
Once again our Business Connect Advisor Derek Tink will support small businesses develop digital readiness and strategies to sell services and products online.

Our digital specialist advisors can make sure you are making the most of your digital marketing and maximise online sales.

The workshop will cover the following topics:

  • Ecommerce - Planning and Preparedness
  • Points regarding various technologies, systems and tools available to run an e-commerce business
  • Technology and Infrastructure including multiple online sales channel development
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