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Start Your Own Business with Xero

Short Course
This is a short course focused on skill based training rather than a nationally accredited certificate or diploma.

Get a head start on running your own business. Complete this course and you’ll be perfectly set up to launch your business. Combined with our excellent Certificate in Xero, you’ll learn the proven, practical skills to help you generate new clients, inc...

Study Method Online
Location Anywhere
Job Outcomes Accountant +2

Certificate IV in Entrepreneurship and New Business BSB40320

CAL’s Certificate IV Entrepreneurship and New Business is perfect for those currently operating or looking to launch a small business as you will gain an understanding of business operations and how to succeed in today’s competitive market in a wide ra...

Study Method Online
Location Anywhere
Job Outcomes Small Business Owner +2

Double Certificate IV in Entrepreneurship and New Business + Marketing and Communication BSB40320, BSB40820

CAL’s Double Certificate IV Entrepreneurship and New Business + Marketing and Communication is perfect for those currently operating or looking to launch a small business. With a strategic combination of essential business and marketing skills, you wil...

Study Method Online
Location Anywhere
Job Outcomes Small Business Owner +2

Dual Diploma of Social Media Marketing + Certificate IV in Entrepreneurship and New Business 10904NAT, BSB40320

CAL’s Dual Diploma of Social Media Marketing + Certificate IV in Entrepreneurship and New Business is perfect for those wanting to gain essential social media skills to boost brand awareness and business growth. With a strategic combination of essentia...

Study Method Online
Location Anywhere
Job Outcomes Social Media Manager +2

Professional Photography Business Certificate

Short Course
This is a short course focused on skill based training rather than a nationally accredited certificate or diploma.

Starting your own business can be a difficult and financially straining feat. Photography is an especially tough industry to break in to on a professional level which is why we offer this course. It’s been specifically designed over 15 years and...

Study Method Online
Location Anywhere
Job Outcomes Photography business owner +10

Certificate III in Cleaning Operations CPP30316

The CPP30316 Certificate III in Cleaning Operations will introduce you to the skills and knowledge needed to succeed in the competitive cleaning industry. You’ll learn how to manage work priorities, use and maintain cleaning chemicals and equipment saf...

Study Method Online
Location Anywhere
Job Outcomes Accountant +2

Start Your Own Business

Short Course
This is a short course focused on skill based training rather than a nationally accredited certificate or diploma.

Thinking about starting your own business? Putting your best foot forward begins with finding the right path. When you prepare properly to start your own business, you accelerate your chances of success. This Start Your Own Business course leads you fr...

Study Method Online
Location Anywhere
Job Outcomes Accountant +1

Small Business Courses

Why Choose a small business course?

Whether you’re a budding entrepreneur or a seasoned business owner, having a critical set of skills is essential for confidently leading your organization every day. While experience is valuable, enrolling in a small business course can provide you with invaluable lessons and knowledge that will contribute to your success.

Our small business management courses cover a wide range of topics, including finance, compliance and risk management, building customer relationships, marketing strategies, stakeholder management, public relations, leadership, and critical thinking. These skills are crucial for operating and growing your small business to new heights.

Benefits of small business courses

Studying a small business course not only equips you with essential skills but also offers opportunities to network with like-minded individuals. Building connections within the business community can provide valuable support and insights as you embark on your entrepreneurial journey.

Additionally, a loyal customer base is vital for any successful business, and starting early allows you to establish those relationships from the beginning.

There are many benefits to being a small business owner, like choosing your own hours and shaping your service or product to your version of perfection. But, with these pros comes a lot of planning and behind-the-scenes responsibilities that are essential to smooth business operations.

A small business course will ensure you develop these critical skills so you can back up your business idea with the best business plan.

What’s the small business industry like in Australia?

The small businesses industry continues to grow in Australia with businesses that employ less than 20 employees making up 98% of Australian businesses.

Small businesses exist in almost every industry in Australia and make up one-third of Australia’s GDP — this is a huge contribution to the Australian economy.

To increase your chances of success, it’s crucial to choose the right business for you. Popular industries for small businesses include restaurants and food services, janitorial services, transportation, landscaping, automotive repair and maintenance, insurance agencies, hospitality, and liquor stores.

Types of small business courses

We offer a range of small business management courses to suit your needs. The most popular options are Certificate III or Certificate IV in Entrepreneurship and New Small Business.

These courses, available from reputable providers, provide nationally-recognised qualifications and cover essential topics such as legislative codes, financial planning, regulatory requirements, marketing, customer care strategies, and performance monitoring.

With a focus on market testing, business planning, and operational goals, these courses empower you to confidently navigate the challenges of running a small business.

 

What skills are needed for a successful career in small business management?

Running a small business requires a diverse skill set. As a business owner, you need to be adaptable, versatile, and skilled in prioritisation.

Strategic decision-making based on data and analytical thinking is crucial, alongside effective communication and interpersonal skills to connect with employees and customers. Confidence, risk tolerance, and a commitment to outstanding customer service are also vital qualities.

Research shows that small business owners tend to be happier and more satisfied with their work than wage earners. Developing these skills through a small business course will position you for long-term success and fulfilment in your entrepreneurial journey.

Start your small business journey today

There’s no perfect time to start your own small business. If you’re passionate and determined to turn your dreams into reality, explore our range of small business courses today.

Take the next step in your entrepreneurial journey and gain the skills you need to make your small business a thriving success.

Remember, a successful small business starts with the right education. Browse our small business courses and pave the way for your entrepreneurial triumph.