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Certificate II Business is a pre-employment program for parents wanting to start a career in administration.   Certificate II Business is free to eligible participants and will run for 28 weeks at the Deloraine Trade Training Centre. This will be made up of 3 days training per week and 10 days’ work placement. You will [...]

“Not Just Riding a Bike”; an innovative North West Cycling Forum with Dr Colin Jones

This year the Cradle Coast Authority is sponsoring and hosting a special idea2016 forum - “Not Just Riding a Bike” – a conversation about encouraging increased participation in cycling in the North-West as a means of dealing with sedentary lifestyles, health and wellbeing, recreation activities, tourism product diversification and active transport. Cycling is recognised as [...]

Dr Jack English’s highly regarded IDEAS workshop to hit Ulverstone as part of idea2016!

Innovation Development Early Assessment System (IDEAS) Workshop, presented by Professor Jack English This workshop is intended for individuals and businesses that have an idea for a new product, process or service and are interested in applying an assessment tool to determine its commercial feasibility. The Innovation Development Early Assessment System (IDEAS) is a structured method for [...]

How much do you need to sell to achieve your desired profit or make that new project or business idea worthwhile?

These are just some of the questions that breakeven analysis can answer. Breakeven analysis is widely considered to be one of the most useful tools in business planning, and the good news is, you don't have to be a maths wizz to learn how to do it! This jargon-free, one and a half hour workshop will cover the following [...]

What do your customers eat for breakfast?

Martin might not be able to tell you, and you probably don't need top know, but you will leave Martin's Value Proposition Canvas workshop with a simple process to follow and the right questions to ask, to better understand your customers and design value propositions they'll love.  This short, hands-on workshop is part of idea2016, a program [...]

ATO small business workshops, Burnie

You may find these workshops useful. They are being put on by the Australian Taxation Office in Burnie next week.     Small Business Tax Essentials – 4 May 2016, 6pm to 9pm (The Point, West Park) Record Keeping for Small Businesses – 5 May 2016, 9am to 12pm (The Point, West Park)   Further information [...]

REGISTRATIONS CLOSING SOON – idea2016, Ulverstone, 8th and 9th of June

It’s on again! Two days of discovering ways to make your organisation more innovative. Relevant to all business owners and managers from the private, public and NFP sectors.  This year Switch Tasmania is excited to be partnering with EPIC Assist to deliver idea2016.   Highlights of this year’s event: An interactive, regional innovation session facilitated by Dr [...]

Business Tasmania, all your business needs in one place

Daryl, Martin and Jodie work very closely with Kelly (pictured here with Parliamentary Secretary for Small Business, Guy Barnett MP) and her team at Business Tasmania. Their mission is to help people find answers to business related queries quickly, accurately and cheerfully, and they are often the first port of call for those who haven't yet accessed [...]

Tourism funding – EOIs close April 26th – act now!

The tourism demand-driver infrastructure (TDDI)  program, which commenced with the first round of TDDI in 2014-15, will run for the next two years, and assessment of the 2016-17 round of funding will specifically focus on hard tourism infrastructure projects that contribute to the Tasmanian Visitor Economy, including visitor numbers, length of stay, expenditure and dispersal. [...]

SAVE THE DATE – idea2016 is on again, 8th and 9th of June

It’s on again! Two days of discovering ways to make your organisation more innovative. Relevant to all business owners and managers from the private, public and NFP sectors. We are currently in the process of finalising presenters, sponsors and pricing, however we are excited to confirm the following details: Professor Jack English will deliver his highly regarded IDEAS [...]