June 20, 2017

10:30 am to 1:30 pm

This introductory workshop is facilitated by a member of our professional business advisory team.

The business idea is the easy part, let us help you bring it to life!

No matter what type of business you are thinking about, this content-rich workshop gives you the essential information to help you start your business. Our presenter will give you tips and knowledge to enable you to build your business on a solid base. The workshop draws participants with a wide variety of experience and diversity of business skills and knowledge and is ideal for anyone who is thinking about starting their own business or who has been in business for less than 12 months.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Gain a wide-ranging view of the key areas you will need to start and manage a business and ensure successful outcomes
  • Undertake a feasibility check on your business idea
  • Better understand the financial aspects of managing your business
  • Gain an understanding of your business compliance responsibilities
  • Become aware of the roles of a business owner
  • Receive a Statement of Attendance – Start a Business

After the workshop, participants who have not already utilised their fully government subsidised meeting with a Business Advisor, may arrange to meet with an advisor for up to two hours for free.

About our presenter

Katherine Blizard, Business Advisor, Realise Business

A multiple business award winner, including Wentworth Courier Business of the Year 2008-13, Restaurants & Catering NSW Winner 2009-2011, 2014, Restaurants & Catering National Winner 2012-2013, and the National Telstra Women’s Business Awards Finalist 2010; Katherine built her business Ampersand into a brand that was renowned for its customer service excellence as well as its sensational coffee.

Katherine is passionate about small business, women in business, and social responsibility, and readily involves herself in events that help small business owners reach their potential.

With over 17 years in leadership roles in both the education and hospitality, Katherine has business in her blood. She is renowned for her bold marketing and business decisions, passion for high standards, customer loyalty, and innovation, all of which positioned Ampersand as a business success story.

Having been at the coalface of business for 14 hours a day, Katherine offers a highly-relevant perspective that continues to encourages, teaches and inspires business owners. Through her individual style and approach to coaching she has helped many small business owners to follow a more successful path.


“Invaluable information in many areas. Lots of food for thought. An excellent all round course for those starting or considering starting a business.” – Scott Wastell

“I will definitely use some of the methods in establishing my own business. I found the workshop to be a very positive experience and have found the staff friendly and enthusiastic, which is exactly what you need when you are a new business. Thank you.” – Alison Wheeldon

“We will sit down and implement what we’ve learned and put those strategies and formulas into our business plan. Thanks very much for all the ideas. It’s great to have this resource to call on as I’m sure I will be using and needing your expertise during our journey into a successful business.” – Justine Willoughby

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