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Self Employment Assistance Workshops

Self Employment Assistance Workshops

Have a business idea? Our workshops will allow you to explore your business idea further. 

Held at various locations, you can book into an upcoming workshop, choosing either our Exploring Self-Employment Workshops or Business Launchpad – Start-Up Fast Track. Find a workshop near you further below. 

1. Exploring Self-Employment Workshops

BUSY At Work offer funded places in Exploring Self-Employment Workshops. 

The workshop will help you:

  • Understand what’s involved in starting a business.
    You have the idea, now what are the next steps? From assessing the viability of your idea to learning what is legally required in Australia to start your business.
  • Work with others, meet people and network your business ideas.
    Connect to the right people and markets that can help your business get off the ground.
  • Generate or validate a business idea into a real world business plan.
    Having a business plan will give you a clearer idea of your steps forward, how to measure them, improve and finesse your business for success.
  • Make an informed decision about whether self-employment is right for you.
    Understanding what it takes to start a business, some of the challenges and rewards will help you decide if it’s right for you right now.
  • Speak with established business operators: find out what is involved in running a business.
    Hear from others and learn first hand what some of the challenges and rewards are – and get some great tips!
  • Start-up Essentials: steps involved to start up, business structure, awareness of key legal, insurance, tax, and financial record keeping.
    Make sure all your paperwork is in order to legally operate a business in Australia.
  • Going Digital: the importance of having online presence and identifying a suitable medium.
    Learn how to use social media, website and online advertising to leverage your brand awareness and business results.
  • Branding and Marketing: developing a brand, marketing and the value of your business to the consumer.
    Refine and position your brand and products to reach the correct markets. 

2. Business Launchpad – Start-up Fast Track

Join our 1 day workshop to kickstart your entrepreneurial journey! Here’s what you’ll gain:

  • Discover Small Business Essentials: Get a comprehensive overview of what it takes to start and run a small business, along with a handy resource guide to kickstart your journey.
  • Master Online Visibility: Learn essential tips to quickly get your business noticed online and kickstart your marketing efforts.
  • Overcome Roadblocks: Stuck on a minor detail? We’ll help you overcome obstacles holding you back, ensuring you stay on track to success.
  • Access Free Coaching and Training: Discover available free business coaching and training options to fast track your business launch.
  • Make Informed Decisions: Understand the challenges and rewards of self-employment to make an informed decision about your entrepreneurial path.
  • Connect with Experienced Mentors: Speak with seasoned business mentors for valuable insights and guidance.
  • Walk Away Prepared: Leave with a personalised to-do list and valuable resources to propel your business forward.


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