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4th November 1pm – Funding your idea

We will cover the standard and hidden ways of funding your idea in order to realise your dream of taking it into the real world. You will learn the “rookie” mistakes that many people searching for funding make and how to leverage the assets that you already have. By attending this webinar, you’ll get a list of Australian Business Angels and a free one-hour consultation about how to fund your idea.

Outcomes:

  • Understand the different funding options for your idea.
  • Discover the most successful route to funds.
  • Know the top rookie mistakes innovators make.
  • Get a list of Australia Business Angels.
  • An invite for a free one-hour consultation to get your own funding guide.

Presented via Zoom.

18th November 12pm – Funding your idea

We will cover the standard and hidden ways of funding your idea in order to realise your dream of taking it into the real world. You will learn the “rookie” mistakes that many people searching for funding make and how to leverage the assets that you already have. By attending this webinar, you’ll get a list of Australian Business Angels and a free one-hour consultation about how to fund your idea.

Outcomes:

  • Understand the different funding options for your idea.
  • Discover the most successful route to funds.
  • Know the top rookie mistakes innovators make.
  • Get a list of Australia Business Angels.
  • An invite for a free one-hour consultation to get your own funding guide.

Presented via Zoom.

Previous events 2020

30th September 20:30 – Funding your idea

We will cover the standard and hidden ways of funding your idea in order to realise your dream of taking it into the real world. You will learn the “rookie” mistakes that many people searching for funding make and how to leverage the assets that you already have. By attending this webinar, you’ll get a list of Australian Business Angels and a free one-hour consultation about how to fund your idea.

Outcomes:

  • Understand the different funding options for your idea.
  • Discover the most successful route to funds.
  • Know the top rookie mistakes innovators make.
  • Get a list of Australia Business Angels.
  • An invite for a free one-hour consultation to get your own funding guide.

Presented via Zoom.

23rd September 16:00 – How to start a side-hustle in a recession

Feeling safe from a recession? Or not so sure? Scott Morrison predicts one million jobs, or around five per cent of the workforce, will be lost. So, what can you do? Workshop ways to navigate the impact of recession by focusing on the benefits of a side-hustle for reducing risk. We’ll examine various strategies to identify potential side-hustles and then quick, low-cost ways to test how and in what ways that idea can work.

Discover:

  • what a recession looks like and what can you expect
  • how to reduce the impact of a recession on your family
  • how to solve common problems through a side-hustle
  • cost-effective ways to test an idea’s values.

Presented via Zoom.

16th September 18:00 – Funding your idea

We will cover the standard and hidden ways of funding your idea in order to realise your dream of taking it into the real world. You will learn the “rookie” mistakes that many people searching for funding make and how to leverage the assets that you already have. By attending this webinar, you’ll get a list of Australian Business Angels and a free one-hour consultation about how to fund your idea.

Outcomes:

  • Understand the different funding options for your idea.
  • Discover the most successful route to funds.
  • Know the top rookie mistakes innovators make.
  • Get a list of Australia Business Angels.
  • An invite for a free one-hour consultation to get your own funding guide.

Presented via Zoom.

9th September 16:00 – Identifying your target market

This workshop is designed to cut through target market jargon and uncover the key motivations and aspirations of the people who will pay money for your solution. We’ll look at what makes your idea attractive and what makes people sit up and pay attention. We’ll bust some myths and gain insight into a powerful tool which helps you identify what is important to your potential customers. Bring your laptop to gain the most out of this session as we’ll be researching some markets during the workshop.

Learning outcomes:

  • Know the two key aspects of a market: measuring its size and how customers are reached.
  • Preliminary market sizing for the market for your idea.
  • Understand the product life cycle and what changes as you attempt to leap the ‘chasm’.
  • Discover how to find your unique value proposition using the value gap analysis (based on Blue Ocean Thinking).
  • Gain an understanding of how to discover ‘market empathy’.

Presented via Zoom.

26th August 16:00 – Developing and testing your business idea

Experience shows that it’s rarely the first or second idea that really gets you going – it’s often the third or fourth. Now is the time to start the process of finding them. Bring a pen, paper and an open mind to make the most of this workshop.

Learning outcomes:

  • Know how to talk about your idea without giving away your IP.
  • Discover a simple but effective technique for sourcing ideas.
  • Gain a quick way to create an ‘elevator pitch’ to share your idea.
  • Work out how to decide which is the best idea to start with.
  • Understand what a ‘pivot’ is and why entrepreneurs talk about it so much.

Presented via Zoom.

16th August – 21942 Start-up Structures, IP and Negotiation

This subject develops knowledge in governance, contracting and negotiation for early-stage enterprises. With a focus on the Australian business environment, students learn how to set up a business, get things started and operational. The key aspects covered are business law, agreements, corporate structures, intellectual property, professional advice and other relevant regulations. Students also learn about principles of ethical business practices and develop their negotiation skills.

The course runs over eight sessions during the next three months.

23rd June 18:00 – The Basics of Finance

Learn the basics essentials of Finance at The Hills Shire Council.

28th May 10:00 – Pitching and Funding Options

This workshop is for those who need to gain a quick understanding of the different funding options available to businesses as they grow. It includes a focus on preparing pitch ideas, the background work that goes into producing a pitch, and pitching techniques.

15th April 19:00 – What to do when business as usual is no longer an option

Feeling safe from a recession? Or not so sure? With Scott Morrison predicting one million jobs (5% of the workforce) will be lost, your chance of losing your company is higher than dying from the CoronaVirus (1%). So, what can you do? The good news is that some of the biggest companies we know started in a recession: IBM, Disney, Burger King and Microsoft. After a short dive back into history I will introduce practical strategies you can take to not only survive but thrive now and be ready for when the boom comes.

15th April 08:00 – What to do when business as usual is no longer an option

Feeling safe from a recession? Or not so sure? With Scott Morrison predicting one million jobs (5% of the workforce) will be lost, your chance of losing your company is higher than dying from the CoronaVirus (1%). So, what can you do? The good news is that some of the biggest companies we know started in a recession: IBM, Disney, Burger King and Microsoft. After a short dive back into history I will introduce practical strategies you can take to not only survive but thrive now and be ready for when the boom comes.

8th April 16:00 – Starting a Side Hustle in a Recession

Feeling safe from a recession? Or not so sure? Scott Morrison predicts one million jobs, or around five per cent of the workforce, will be lost. So, what can you do? Diving back into history we will workshop ways to reduce the impact of recession and concentrate on the benefits of a side-hustle for reducing risk. We’ll examine a strategy for finding potential side-hustles and then quick, low-cost ways to test whether the idea can work.

1st April 16:00 – Identifying your Target Market

Today we’ll cut through the jargon of target market, TAM, SAM, and SOM and really understand the key aspects of people who’ll pay us money for our solution. We’ll look at what really drives people to listen to you and how you can build on your passion to become a market leader. We’ll bust some myths and gain insight into a powerful tool which helps you identify what is important to your potential customers. Bring your laptop to gain the most out of this session as we’ll be researching some markets during the workshop.

18th March – Idea Generation and Testing (North Sydney – now online)

What’s your passion? If you don’t have one, how do you get one? And then, how do you convert it into ideas? What process can you use to test which idea to start with? In this workshop we’ll answer these questions and provide you with the tools to make decisions about the best ideas for you.

17th March – Idea Generation and Testing (Strathfield – now online)

What’s your passion? If you don’t have one, how do you get one? And then, how do you convert it into ideas? What process can you use to test which idea to start with? In this workshop we’ll answer these questions and provide you with the tools to make decisions about the best ideas for you.

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