According to the Bureau of Statistics (ABS), there were 2 309 436 small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Australia in 2018, accounting for 99.8% of all businesses. The majority of Australian businesses are non-employing (62% of small businesses or 1 435 547).
Running your own business is one of the most rewarding employment activities you can do: no bosses to answer to and you get to be appreciated by your customers. There is nothing like providing a service or a product and the recipient tells you to your face how pleased they are with it and how it has enriched their life.
However, in today’s environment of COVID uncertainty and skills shortages, it may not be the best time to start your small business dream. But this won’t last forever. It is the perfect time to do your business research, analyse what competitors are doing and start developing your infrastructure. Things like your documentation, your marketing materials, your business plan.
You could even get started alongside your job. Then you can reduce your hours while your business builds. This is good risk management and helps you build your customer base and cash flow.
Skills Strategies International have two absolutely FREE supports for you if you are thinking of running your own business. We have a fully funded Small business skills set that is running this month! You can come along with your business ideas and get started with developing business documentation, budgets and plans. And what is more, you will get a certificate to hang on your wall when you are finished.
We are also running the EFS (Entrepreneurship Facilitator Service). This is an absolutely FREE service that will work with you one on one to link you to the services that are important for small businesses, answer any questions and link you to other local support organisations.
Does this sound too good to be true??!! It is not. You have nothing to lose.
Make an enquiry now.
For EFS information make an appointment to see our Facilitator Kynan Bright.
Sign up for upcoming events here: https://forms.office.com/r/u8WX2hFVpD
Or phone or text 0421 792 451
For more information on the Small Business Skillset including dates and enrolments see:
Don’t despair if you don’t have time to do the daytime course. We also run it in our virtual classroom. Give us a call: 61432180 or 6110 0580