Business Planning on a Page

Time is one of your most valuable assets, especially when you’re starting out and if you’re doing it alone. Speed of learning is the aim of the game and is called the new ‘innovation’. So an alternative way to think through your business is to complete a Lean Canvas – it’s a short, quick one-page version of a business plan.

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Anthony Mayer
Treechanging Entrepreneurs

Baw Baw Shire predicts that its population will grow from 52,000 currently to 110,000 by 2035. Treechangers are wanting to take advantage of the Shire’s scenic views, rural town lifestyle, affordable housing and commutable distances in Melbourne. However, what does this mean for jobs and business in the area?

Image credit: Visit Gippsland

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Stephanie Thoo
What Does Work My Own Way Offer?

Anthony Mayer from Work My Own Way talks about the federally-funded initiative to help small business grow and succeed by offering confidential business coaching, workshops, meetups and services to help support small businesses and journeys of people on their way to self-employment.

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Anthony Mayer
Mentor Speed-dating

Business mentoring is not a new concept. The Small Business Bus, for example, has been servicing regional areas with mentor visits since 1986. There are many benefits to mentoring for both the mentee and mentor. For the mentee, they get access to the knowledge of experienced business leaders who have often walked in their shoes and collected invaluable learnings along the way.

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Stephanie Thoo
Why start your own business?

There’s a big misconception around entrepreneurship that it’s something that you’re born with. This is not true. Research has shown that the more times you try to start a business, the more likely you are to succeed, hence showing that entrepreneurship is a learnable skill.

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Stephanie Thoo