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How to Start a Small Business - 8 week program (Tuesday nights) – FREE

City of Parramatta Council

Tuesday, 9 May 2017 at 6:00 pm - Tuesday, 4 July 2017 at 8:00 pm (AEST)

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Are you interested in starting a small business? The City of Parramatta Council's ‘How to Start a Small Business’ program could be for you!

In partnership with the Greater Western Sydney TAFE Parramatta Business Office, City of Parramatta is offering the ‘How to Start a Small Business’ 8 week program that provides practical advice for someone starting a small business for the first time.


This FREE 8 week program will provide guidance on writing a business plan, financial planning, social media marketing and getting your business up and running.

Each weekly workshop will be 50% lecture material and 50% Q&A. Classes are highly practical and supportive, with time set aside each week to network and discuss with other like-minded aspiring small business owners.

All trainers are accredited TAFE trainers and experienced industry professionals.




Tuesday 9/5/17


Purpose of the program, self-assessment, introductions around the room, do I have an idea?

Market Research

What is my product? Who are my customers? Who are my competitors? What are the economic trends? Where do I locate my business?


Tuesday 16/5/17

Market Segmentation and Planning

Defining your target market, determining your unique selling proposition and markets 

Tuesday 23/5/17

Sales 101

Creating your business sales pitch


Tuesday 30/5/17

Business Planning

Setting goals and objectives for your business


Tuesday 6/6/17

Social Media Marketing

Preparing and managing a business Facebook page and social media marketing

Tuesday 20/6/17

Financial Planning

Principles of small business financial management


Tuesday 27/6/17

Financial Statements

Balance sheets, revenue statements, BAS Statements 


Tuesday 4/7/17

Graduation and Networking



Materials: GWS TAFE will provide all course materials including a participation certificate at the conclusion of the program.

NB: Please note this program is NOT an accredited program.

If you would like to study a small business program accredited with the NSW Department of Education and Training, we recommend you enrol in a Certificate IV in Small Business Management.



Date: Tuesday nights 9 May 2017 to 4 July 2017 (8 weeks)

Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Venue: GWS TAFE Parramatta Business Office, Shop 1B, 69 Phillip Street, PARRAMATTA

Cost: FREE but booking is essential.

Bookings: Places are limited to 25 people. 

Partner: GWS TAFE will provide different lecturers or teachers as determined by the requirement of the draft program to ensure the highest possible success outcomes for the attendees.


Parking is available on-street or in the Eat Street and City Centre Car Parks.

Parramatta Transport Interchange is a 15 minute walk from the venue.

Please refer to Council’s website for more information on parking:


Have questions about How to Start a Small Business - 8 week program (Tuesday nights) – FREE? Contact City of Parramatta Council

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GWS TAFE Parramatta Business Office
Shop 1B, 69 Phillip Street
Parramatta, NSW 2150

Tuesday, 9 May 2017 at 6:00 pm - Tuesday, 4 July 2017 at 8:00 pm (AEST)

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City of Parramatta Council

City of Parramatta Council

Street Address: 126 Church Street, Parramatta, NSW, 2150  

Postal Address: PO Box 32, Parramatta, NSW, 2124  

ABN: 49907174773

General Enquiries: 9806 5050

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