TAFE Queensland

Advance Queensland – One Business

This program is creating more pathways for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (Indigenous) people to have increased participation in Queensland’s economy.  It is an opportunity for you to work with experienced Indigenous trainers and other businesses from your wider community, to consolidate your business skills, network and explore new opportunities for innovation and business change.  The One Business program is available to all Aboriginal people and Torres Strait Islanders who are innovators, entrepreneurs and/or own a micro to small and medium sized business.

• The Innovator is usually a person with ideas and needs help to turn the idea into a commercial reality.
• The Entrepreneur is usually a person who can take an idea and add value to it including commercially.
 The existing small business owner may be an innovator and/or entrepreneur who just needs a guiding hand to maintain effective and sustainable business continuity.

The Program in detail:
The Queensland-wide One Business Program consists of three key elements:

1. Online workshops delivering specialised content
2. A face-to-face workshop program that will be delivered over three months in at least 5 regional locations
3. An online support forum providing networking, business advice and support

1. The Online Program:
One Business will be delivering an extensive online Zoom program covering a range of emerging and topical issues for Indigenous businesses across a range of sectors. This free program is available to Indigenous businesses across Queensland regardless of their location. The program commenced in January and will be held over three terms throughout 2021. The see details on the upcoming schedule is below, sessions will be added and updated as they are finalised.  These will also be emailed to our registered participants and published on the One Business Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/WeAreOneBusiness

2. Each regional face-to-face delivery will consist of:
The initial four-day foundation module;

The digital and promotion workshops, delivered as the three-day future module;
• A general business health check and digital health check;
• A regional One Business Indigenous Business Expo including the opportunity for One Business participating businesses to pitch to attendees; and one-on-one coaching and advice for select businesses.

A comprehensive One Business workshop program has been developed to support innovators, entrepreneurs, start-ups and business leaders in their business journey. This face-to-face program will be delivered in at least 5 regions across Queensland by our new One Business trainers. Regions will be selected depending on demand including a large number of Indigenous businesses registered for the program (approx 15+) and there is a demand in the community for a face-to-face delivery - so please get in touch if you are keen for our trainers to come to you. More details on the elements of this program is contained below.

3. Online networking:
The One Business program also has an online group that registered businesses can access that provides networking, business advice and support. The One Business Facebook page and website will also be providing the latest information of the program and snapshots on the information provided in both the online and face-to-face sessions.

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Online Program - Zoom Summer Series
Tuesday 5 January, 7pm - Getting ready for social media, with Claudine Thornton
Tuesday 12 January, 7pm - Best of Queensland Experience, with Tourism and Events Queensland
Tuesday 19 January, 7pm - How to deliver great customer experiences online, with Nikki Gallagher Nunkeri
Tuesday 26 January - Australia Day / Invasion Day - No event
Tuesday 2 February, 7pm - Harnessing the power of media for your business Part 1 - Radio Karina Hogan
Tuesday 2 February, 7pm - Harnessing the power of media for your business Part 1 - Radio Karina Hogan
Tuesday 2 March, 7pm - Knowing your costs 
Tuesday 9 March, 7pm - Accounting 101 
Tuesday 16 March, 7pm - Understanding cash flow 
Tuesday 23 March, 7pm - Getting paid on time 

If you would like access to any of the above sessions that have already taken place, please register so we can provide you with recording/s.

Future zoom topics will include:
• Business finances and using cloud based software;

• Tips and tricks for getting paid on time;
• Procurement - what is it? Is your business ready and can it deliver?
• How to write a Capability Statement.

Regional One Business face-to-face delivery includes five parts:
1. Foundations - four days of workshops including a general health check allowing you to reflect on where you are at today and assess the strengths and weaknesses of your business or idea. Topics covered include strategy, planning, customers, finances and legal issues.

2. Futures - three days of Digital and promotions workshops including a digital health check, helping you to leverage what you have to offer to a wider audience. Topics covered include doing business in a digital age, digital marketing, efficiencies through technology and cyber security.
3. Showcase - showcasing your business at the regional Indigenous business expos, allowing you to pitch and promote your business at an event and to grow your capability talking about your business. The Expo also provides an opportunity for all businesses to  promote themselves to the wider community, including council, corporate, government agencies and industry bodies.
4. Building Connections - building networks with other participants in the workshop sessions, participating in the online Alumni group and utilising the networks of the trainers to expand your networks across the state and throughout Australia.
5. Mentoring - one-on-one coaching and advice for select businesses from each region providing trainer support while you implement agreed strategies to improve your business or offering.

There is no requirement to participate in the entire program - you can decide which workshops are relevant to your needs. But focussing on your business, business idea or innovation through all stages of the program will ensure the best outcomes allowing business consolidation and honing of your skills for better and more innovative performance.

Locations we’ve previously delivered the One Business program:
Townsville, February - April 2021
Nambour, September - November 2021
Thursday Island, October 2021

Face-to-Face Delivery:
Register your interest on link below so we can keep you up to date on our next exciting location!

For more information

Rebecca Jordan 0478 323 216
[email protected]

Register your interest

Click through to the form below to register your expression of interest in the Advance Queensland - One Business program.

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A large portion of the current program is planned to be delivered face to face, however, if COVID-19 continues to impact for the rest of 2020, TAFE Queensland and Advance Queensland has the right to adjust the delivery model.