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 email@example.com to express your interest in our 2022 courses.
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.
Start Date: Tuesday 3 May – Tuesday 21 June 2022
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