Workshops to grow your business

Finance

Business owners in the Northern Territory can participate in free business planning and sales workshops throughout the year.

For more details and to register to attend a workshop, go to the Business Upskills page at the Eventbrite website. 

Go to the Department of Trade, Business and Innovation website for the business events calendar.

See below for a list of available finance workshops.

Building client relationships and business networks

Discover how to network effectively and develop an action plan to improve your networking. 

This workshop will show you how to:

  • expand your networks
  • participate in business associations and professional development activities
  • establish and maintain a business support network
  • get the most from networking events.

Business planning essentials

Find easy ways to develop, maintain and action a strategic plan.

This workshop will show you how to:

  • develop an action plan and set goals
  • simplify business processes
  • write and update your business plan
  • get your strategic plan working in real life.

Financial health check

Explore the key indicators that tell you how your business is performing. 

This workshop will show you how to:

  • identify indicators for business success
  • analyse business performance, including salaries, wages, suppliers, assets and capital
  • improve your finances
  • use general business health check tools.

Keeping records

Learn about record keeping for small businesses.

This workshop will show you how to:

  • implement an effective record keeping system
  • use a financial system, and the benefits of doing so
  • understand bookkeeping basics.

Pricing and quoting for profit

Find out how to avoid five common mistakes when pricing and discover how to price products and services at the right level.

This workshop will show you how to:

  • identify costs and overheads
  • work out how much to charge for labour and equipment
  • include a profit when pricing and quoting
  • prepare a professional quote.

Setting financial strategy

Develop profit, loss and cashflow forecasts. 

This workshop will show you how to:

  • develop a profit and loss budget
  • forecast cashflow
  • understand revenue drivers and sales growth
  • manage cash and cash reserves.

How to tender

Learn how to write professional tenders. 

This workshop will show you how to:

  • write a winning tender
  • understand the tender process
  • source tender opportunities
  • prepare tender submissions.

Workforce planning and development

Plan for workforce challenges today and in the future.

This workshop will show you how to:

  • conduct an environmental scan and workforce profiling
  • identify suitable training and development programs
  • identify workforce gaps
  • maximise workforce productivity.

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Last updated: 13 October 2017