What is Small Business Training
Holmesglen’s Small Business Training, delivered over an eight-week period, provides the foundational skills to run your own business and operate commercially. You may however be ready to launch your business earlier. We will work with you to guide and assess your concept and business operations efficiently, so training supports your goals, whilst still ensuring you gain the knowledge essential to success.
At the end of the training, you can continue with a Certificate IV in Entrepreneurship and New Business over the full twelve-months to support your skills and knowledge, and gain a full qualification based on some extra training and assessment submissions, however progression to the certificate is optional. If you choose this option, the training is designed to ensure you can still run your new business full-time.
What does Small Business Training offer?
The training will cover all aspects of running a business, including market research, legal and taxation requirements, marketing, branding and social media, financial planning, business risks and insurance.
As part of your training, you will develop a comprehensive business plan and a two-year financial plan to help you reach your goals.
Small business training also provides you the opportunity to gain an accredited Micro-Business skillset BSBSS00102 and/or progress further to study the BSB40320 Certificate IV Entrepreneurship and New Business. For eligible candidates these services are free of cost.
Small Business Training has a primary goal of developing your idea to the point of launching your business, and then, if appropriate, we may be able to offer the Small Business Coaching services and agree to support you during your start up for a period of 12 months in total.
- Participants on an eligible Centrelink benefit attract 25 PBAS points per week attended during this training, effectively exempting you from other work efforts during the training dates
These participants may also attract a special Allowance if they proceed to start the business and are offered a Small Business Coaching Agreement based on if Holmesglen assess the business has a sound chance of becoming viable and making a good profit
You do not have to be on a Centrelink payment to access this support but must meet basic eligibility of being able to participate in the training and not be working or studying more than 25 hours per week
Non-Centrelink participants can also proceed to coaching if appropriate, but do not attract an allowance.
Holmesglen provides Small Business Training primarily in an online classroom/blended learning mode, normally between the hours of 10am to 3pm on three or four days per week, subject to the specific timetable. The training may also be offered in specific locations face-to-face, depending on your needs and the enrolment numbers.
See the Schedule for proposed Self-Employment Assistance Business Training Dates.