Starting your business: how to turn an idea into a business

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.

Registrations essential:

Register now


When

Various dates from 23 September 2019 to 5 May 2020

Upcoming dates

19 November 2019, 12:00 PM - 03:30 PM

06 February 2020, 12:00 PM - 03:30 PM

05 May 2020, 10:00 AM - 01:30 PM


Where

  • Geelong Council Offices 100 Brougham Street, Geelong

Cost

  • Participant Entry Fee

Facilities

  • Toilets available
  • Wheelchair accessible

Contact

Michelle Flight

Email: mflight@geelongcity.vic.gov.au

Phone: 03 5272 5138

Associated organisation: The City of Greater Geelong and Business Victoria





Page last updated: Thursday, 7 November 2019

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