Starting a Business: For Migrants & Asylum Seekers

11 Aug 2018 9:30am

Some of the State's biggest business success stories were strated by people newly arrived to Victoria from all over the world. If you are an asylum seeker, refugee or migrant with a business idea, this essential planning workshop will prepare you for the best chance of business success.

Understand everything you need to know about Australian business culture and starting a business so you can walk away ready- prepared with a clear vision of your next steps to turn your bright idea into a business reality.

There are no guarantees in business, but often it’s what you do before you get started that will ensure those vital first steps are on the right path for the best chance of success in your new home country.

This practical three and a half hour workshop will expand your knowledge of Australian business culture and regulations. Led by an experienced small business operator with real-life know-how and lots of insights to share, you will also meet other emerging business owners in your area.

Find out how to plan, prepare and test your business idea, step by step, in a small group setting that will equip you to make informed decisions about what you need to do next to minimise the risks and make the most of the opportunities that lie ahead.

Come away armed with practical tools and templates, expert tips and advice, and a head start on where to access the right support and resources in future.

Includes a free follow-up one-on-one mentoring session with an experienced small business mentor who will tailor advice and information for your individual circumstances.

Get ready to take your business from idea to reality and onwards to success at this essential Small Business Victoria workshop, one of many that have helped businesses in Victoria get started for over 10 years.

Learn how to:

  • Understand Australian business culture and regulations
  • Test your idea, product or service
  • Assess your business readiness and next steps to fill any gaps
  • Analyse your market
  • Decide the business structure that’s right for you
  • Understand and manage your business risks and opportunities
  • Prepare a business plan
  • Complete all the steps to register and set up your business
  • Learn from like-minded others, also newly arrived to Victoria and seeking to start a business
  • Access ongoing advice and support to help your business grow.

Date:     Saturday, 11th August 2018
Time:     9.30am - 1.00pm
Venue:   Rowville Neighbourhood Learning Centre, 40 Fulham Road, Rowville
Cost:      FREE


Rowville Neighbourhood Learning Centre