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Write a Business Plan

Planning is essential for any business for their sustainable future, and so creating a business plan that you can actually use is key. Your plan should include certain elements, like mission, values, and vision statements, and avoid common pitfalls, like neglecting the specific needs of your organisation, so it becomes your road map for success.

This training is subsidised by the NSW Government.

We are currently accepting waitlist registrations for this course. Please see below to view full course details and to join the waitlist.

Course Information

As part of this workshop, you will gain an understanding of:

  • Discussing overall achievements, challenges, and missed business opportunities
  • Identifying opportunities for the next year (minimum)
  • Defining your business' scope, objective, advantage, and response to public and private sector funding
  • Articulating your business' succession planning and sustainability
  • Developing a strategy map outlining your strategic objectives
  • Key measures of success for your new strategic plan

The Targeted Skills for Small Business program is a NSW Government initiative, established to deliver training for small business owners and employees of small businesses who want to better understand how to use the latest technology and gain up-to-date knowledge to improve their business operations.

Our Small Business Accelerator courses are subsidised by the NSW Government for eligible participants. You may be eligible for fully subsidised training under the Targeted Skills for Small Business program if you are:

  • 15 years old or over
  • no longer at school
  • living or working in NSW (or an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person living in specific NSW border areas); and
  • an Australian citizen, permanent resident, New Zealand citizen, or humanitarian visa holder (or a partner visa holder whose sponsor is a humanitarian visa holder)

To be eligible for subsided training under this program you must:

  • be an owner of a small business, or;
  • be an employee of a small business, or;
  • be an employee of a not-for-profit business

NOTE: A small business is an enterprise with less than 20 full-time equivalent (FTE) employees, or less than 200 FTE employees if the enterprise's primary operation is in a regional or remote location.

Workshop Dates:

  • Dates will be listed here when courses are scheduled. Join the waitlist below.


  • This workshop will be delivered online via Teams.

What you will need:

  • Computer or laptop
  • Internet connectivity

Meet Your Trainer

Keith Whelan

Specialising in Funding Consultancy & Business Storytelling, Keith Whelan provides high level assistance to Local, State and Federal Government, Not for Profit organisations and Private Enterprises, in planning for and accessing extra income streams as well as developing their own respective narrative.

Keith has also worked in the Public & Private sectors in Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand. He presently works with a number of companies across Australia in developing their respective Business Storytelling capabilities, Corporate Social Responsibility Strategies, Social Enterprise and Social Procurement strategies.

Keith Whelan

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