Small Business Opportunities

Small Business Opportunities

Business Tasmania are hosting a series of information workshops in late May and June.

Freight Equalisation Scheme. If you are shipping goods between Tasmania and the mainland; King Island and the main island of Tasmania, or the Furneaux Group and the main island of Tasmania you may be eligible to use this scheme to help reduce your transport costs.  The seminar will cover how to use the scheme, what goods are eligible, how much assistance can be claimed and how and when to make a claim.

Grant Writing Workshop. Similar to a workshop run in November 2017.  It will cover the Tasmanian Government’s business grants writing handbook, how to find grants you are eligible to apply for, what’s involved in putting together an application and how to make your application stand out to hopefully improve your chances of success.  These workshops are always popular so it may be worthwhile checking to see if there are more master classes planned for the near future.

Income Diversification Workshop (aimed at farmers and agribusiness. The Department of State Growth is delivering a free, interactive workshop that will benefit participants who are interested in value-adding (turning your milk into cheese for example), cellar door and barn door sales, on farm events such as concerts, open days and workshops, accommodation facilities and biofuels.  This workshop will benefit anyone who has ideas about  how to diversify their business, no matter what stage the idea is at. 

Market Growth Workshop. This is being run on the same day as the Income Diversification Workshop. Attendees can attend one or both workshops.  This free workshop covers market definition and competitive analysis, brand and product positioning, prioritisation of channels and customers, market entry strategies, value-chain and pricing principles, engaging the customers, and uses local business examples, that provide inspiration and practical information about how to apply this to your business.

Full details about the various sessions and how to make a booking are outlined in the sections below.

The Department of State Growth is pleased to once again offer Tasmanian businesses and community groups the opportunity to attend free information sessions on how to write successful grant applications.

This year, extended workshops are also being offered for people who would like to further develop their grant application writing skills.

Whether you’re new to grant writing, or you’ve applied for grants in the past, these sessions will help you gain a better understanding of the submission process through practical and interactive activities.

Information sessions will cover:

• the Tasmanian Government’s business grants writing handbook.

• how to find grants you’re eligible to apply for

• what’s involved in putting together an application

• how to make your application stand out.

The masterclass workshops will cover the same material as the information sessions, with extra time allowed for you to work on your own grant submissions and take part in activities to strengthen your skills. Please feel free to bring along a grant submission you have previously worked on, are working on, or an idea you would like to progress for the future.

For more information or to register, contact Business Tasmania on 1800 440 026, email ask@business.tas.gov.au or visit the events page on www.business.tas.gov.au 

Hobart Sessions:

Information session – Thursday, 24 May 6:00PM – 7:30PM

Venue: Rydges Hobart, 393 Argyle St, North Hobart.

Make a booking >

Are you a small or medium–sized food producer or agribusiness considering expanding your business to markets outside Tasmania?

The Department of State Growth has engaged industry expert, XPotential to bring you an exciting and interactive workshop which guides you through the critical steps involved in developing new markets.

The comprehensive FREE course covers:

  • market definition and competitive analysis.
  • differentiated brand and product positioning.
  • prioritisation of channels and customers.
  • market entry strategies.
  • value–chain and pricing principles.
  • engaging the customer.
  • local business examples – providing inspiration and practical information.

Hobart Session:

Thursday, 7 June 9:00AM – 2:00PM.

Venue: Rydges Hobart, 393 Argyle St, North Hobart.

Following this workshop there will be a one hour information session on government services.

For more information contact Kate Dickinson at Kate.dickinson@stategrowth.tas.gov.au or (03) 6165 5226.

Venue: Rydges Hobart, 393 Argyle St, North Hobart.

Make a booking >

 

Are you are farmer or agribusiness looking to diversify your income?

The Department of State Growth is delivering an interactive workshop which will introduce participants to the Business Model Canvas, a simple framework for assessing and developing business ideas.

The presenter, Daryl Connelly, has worked in primary production as a farmhand, business manager and consultant. He has helped hundreds of small business owners apply the Business Model Canvas and similar tools to their business or business idea.

The FREE workshop will benefit participants who have ideas – no matter how rough or preliminary, including how they could diversify their business, so as not to be reliant on just one source of income.

Diversification ideas may include but are not limited to:

  • value adding (e.g. turning your milk into cheese).
  • cellar door or barn door sales.
  • on-farm events (e.g. workshops, concerts and open days).
  • accommodation facilities.
  • biofuels.

The workshop will complement the market growth workshops run earlier the same day. However you can attend the income diversification workshop without attending the market growth workshop.

Hobart Session:

Thursday, 7 June 3:30PM – 6:00PM.

Venue: Rydges Hobart, 393 Argyle St, North Hobart.

Before this workshop there will be a one hour information session on government services.

For more information contact Kate Dickinson at Kate.dickinson@stategrowth.tas.gov.au or (03) 6165 5226.

Make a booking >

The Department of State Growth is pleased to offer Tasmanian businesses the opportunity to attend free seminars to help you understand the Tasmanian Freight Equalisation Scheme.

If you are shipping goods between Tasmania and the mainland; or King Island and the main island of Tasmania; or the Furneaux Group and the main island of Tasmania, you may be eligible to use the scheme to help reduce your transport costs.

Each seminar will cover:

• How the scheme works

• What goods are eligible for assistance under the Scheme

• How much assistance can be claimed

• How to make a claim

• When to make a claim.

The seminar series is being delivered in partnership with the federal Department of Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities and the Department of Human Services.

For more information, contact Business Tasmania on 1800 440 026, email ask@business.tas.gov.au or visit www.business.tas.gov.au Light breakfast and lunch provided.

Hobart Sessions:

BREAKFAST – Tuesday, 19 June 7:15AM – 8:30AM

LUNCH – Tuesday, 19 June 12:30PM – 1:45PM

Venue: Rydges Hobart, 393 Argyle St, North Hobart.

Make a booking >

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