Training Local Business to Shine in 2021

Posted: 31st Jan

13 JANUARY 2021

A new workshop series will lay the groundwork for Central Highlands businesses to spread their wings in 2021.

Bookings are now open for the Agribusiness and Small Enterprise Performance Workshop Series, an initiative of the Central Highlands Development Corporation (CHDC) and the Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (DAF).

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The series will deliver essential information to support agribusiness and small enterprises in the region to identify and investigate growth opportunities and acquire skills and tools to realise those opportunities.

“The workshops are the perfect starting point for any operator who’s keen to flourish in 2021,” DAF Rural Economic Development Senior Agribusiness Development Officer Alicia Dunbar says.

“This is about providing the knowledge, skills and confidence that’s fundamental to the performance and growth of any business.”

Subjects to be covered include corporate governance, human resources and recruitment, financial statements, external investment, and planning applications and processes.

“Often these topics become blind spots for producers because the day-to-day tasks of running a farm demand so much attention,” Ms Dunbar says.

“However, local producers tell us that building expertise in these areas would make a huge difference to shoring up their operations and help to propel them into the future.

“The same can be said for other industries in the Central Highlands and that’s why we’re also tailoring the workshop content to apply to all small enterprises in the region.”

Workshops will be delivered by experts from DAF, Bentleys, HWL Ebsworth Lawyers and the Central Highlands Regional Council.

Tickets start from $30 per person per workshop and the series runs from February to June.