Express Your Interest in 2022 Business Planning Course

About the Course

The University of Sunshine Coast is calling for small businesses to register their interest for the 2022 Business Planning Course. The course is designed to provide local business owners with a clear understanding of the key factors that underpin their success and are critical to their long-term survival.

Participating in this course, comprised of a series of workshops, provides a platform for business owners to survive and thrive by adopting and implementing strategic management principles, thereby lowering the rate of business failure.

If you are a business (employing fewer than 20 staff), are located in the Moreton Bay and have been operating for at least 12 months, you are eligible to register for this series of workshops and we encourage you to take up this opportunity by registering now to participate.

Please contact to express your interest in our 2022 courses.

Course Information

The content is delivered as workshops within this short course. The weekly schedule includes the development of a customised business plan that is suitably developed for sourcing funds from banks, investors or can be leveraged for grant applications. At the conclusion of the workshops there will be an opportunity for participants to present a 30-minute pitch to a panel of experts. Please Note: Minimum and maximum numbers and some eligibility criteria may apply at each location.

Week 1: Overview of Small Business Management Principles

Week 2: Organisation and Industry Analysis

Week 3: Marketing Strategy and Business Structures

Week 4: Risk Management and Human Resource Strategy

Week 5: Financial Management

Week 6: Operating Plan and Action Plan

Week 7: Preparing for the Pitch

Week 8: Pitch to Panel Presentations. 30-minute presentations by each participant to a panel of local business experts.

Week 1-7 are 90-minute workshops, followed by a 30-minute Q&A and networking session.

Course Dates

Start Date: Tuesday 3 May – Tuesday 21 June 2022
Time: 9am–11am
Location: USC Caboolture

Week 1: Tuesday 3 May, 9-11am

Week 2: Tuesday 10 May, 9-11am

Week 3: Tuesday 17 May, 9-11am

Week 4: Tuesday 24 May, 9-11am

Week 5: Tuesday 31 May, 9-11am

Week 6: Tuesday 7 June, 9-11am

Week 7: Tuesday 14 June, 9-11am

Week 8/Pitches: Tuesday 21 June, 30 minute time slots

Find out more about the Course HERE