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Ready Set Grow Business Planning Workshop

April 7, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm


Is 2016 the year for your business to get set and GROW?

Hills Shire Council has partnered with Rapport Leadership International to present a series of half day workshops to empower you to grow your business to the next level.  The workshops will show you how to develop a business plan to increase both the revenue and profitability of your business. Experienced business mentors will help you identify the right strategies to get the results you want from your business.

We will also discuss how the Industry Skills Fund (ISF), a government initiative to assist SME businesses in Australia to position themselves for growth opportunities and have up to 75% of your investment in training or coaching reimbursed by the fund. The application process is quick and easy with most funding applications being turned around in under 30 days. Eligible businesses need to be non-tax-exempt, have a demonstrated trading history (3 years min), have an ABN and be registered for GST.

To help business owners to write their business plans and apply for funding, we will be running a workshop titled, “Ready, Set, GROW”.

The workshop will be facilitated by Jeremy Carter, CEO of Rapport Leadership International. Jeremy show you how to develop your business plan and how to put together the right information to make your ISF funding application a breeze.  Document templates will be supplied, you just need to bring your laptop computer with Microsoft Office so you can fill in the blanks on the day.

The workshop will assist you to develop a business plan grow your business and to apply for ISF funding for training and development.

Topics covered include:

  • What is the Industry Skills Fund?
  • Who is eligible?
  • What type of training can I get funding for?
  • Understanding the application process
  • Develop your business plan

    • Your business mission and vision
    • Business / Strategic plan including 3 year revenue forecast
    • Organisational structure and governance
    • KPI’s – how we measure your business performance
    • Risk analysis (SWOT)
    • Marketing plan

  • Your growth opportunity
  • Workforce planning
  • Upskilling your workforce

    • What skills currently exist within the business enabling it to conduct its core activity?
    • What new skills or training is required to achieve the growth opportunity?

The last time we ran this workshop, it was a sellout success and was rated 9.3/10 by attendees. Book NOW!

Date: Thursday 3 March
Time: Starting 8:30am – 12:30pm
Where: The Hills Shire Council – 3 Columbia Court Baulkham Hills
Cost: FREE (Normally $297, however with the generous support of sponsors, we are able to offer it free for the first 15 attendees only)

If 2016 is your year for business growth, “Ready, Set, GROW” is an ideal event to plan your success and get assistance from Government grants to help you get there even faster!


April 7, 2016
9:00 am - 12:30 pm


Hills Shire Council
3 Columbia Court
Baulkham Hills, NSW 2153 Australia