Starting a Business : How to Turn an Idea into a Business

October 14th, 6pm-9.30pm – There are no guarantees in business, but often it’s what you do before you get started that will ensure those vital first steps are on the right path for the best chance of success.

So, take the guesswork out of your next steps and get ready and fully prepared to get your business off to the right start at this practical three and a half-hour workshop led by an experienced small business operator with real-life know-how and lots of insight to share.

Find out how to plan, prepare and test your business idea, step by step, in a small group setting that will equip you to make informed decisions about what you need to do next to minimise the risks and make the most of the opportunities that lie ahead.

Come away armed with practical tools and templates, expert tips and advice, and a head start on where to access the right support in future.

Includes a free follow-up one-on-one mentoring session with an experienced small business mentor who will tailor advice and information for your individual circumstances.

Get ready to take your business from idea to reality and onwards to success at this essential Small Business Victoria workshop, one of many that have helped businesses get started in Victoria for more than 10 years.

Learn how to:
• Test your idea, product or service
• Assess your business readiness and next steps to fill any gaps
• Analyse your market
• Decide the business structure that’s right for you
• Understand and manage your business risks and opportunities
• Prepare a business plan
• Complete all the steps to register and set up your business
• Access ongoing advice and support to help your business grow
• Receive a free one-on-one mentoring session with an experienced small business mentor.

Bookings essential. Tickets via Eventbrite here

Winning Government Business: What you need to know

Monday 2nd September, 6pm-9.30pm – It’s not just big business that wins government contracts. Small business, too, has an equal chance to make one of the largest buyers of products and services in Australia your next customer.

Learn everything you need to know to position your business to stand out and win one of the many tender and contract opportunities regularly available.

Understand how each level of government – local, state and federal – is different and get to grips with the terminology, the protocols and processes that must be followed when bidding for government tenders and grants or responding to requests to quote.

Learn how to make your proposal stand out and find out how your business will be evaluated at this workshop specifically designed by government to demystify the application process.

Get the inside story straight from the mouths of the decision makers on where to source opportunities and take away useful resources, checklists and templates, hints and practical tips to follow.

Winning government business is possible. Find out how at this Small Business Victoria workshop, one of many that have helped businesses in Victoria get started for more than 10 years.

Learn how to:
• Become a supplier to local, state and federal governments
• Understand the way the public sector buys goods and services
• Communicate and engage, both within and across government departments
• Market your capabilities
• Source opportunities
• Apply for grants, tender and submit bids, or respond to requests to quote
• Gain competitive advantage
• Maximise opportunities for success
• Access tools, templates, support and resources in future.

Bookings essential. Book tickets here on Eventbrite