Advance Queensland – One Business
It is an opportunity for you, as an Indigenous business person, to work with experienced Indigenous trainers and other businesses, from your greater community, to consolidate your business skills 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.
- Part 1 - Workshops and a health check of your business, allowing you to reflect on where you are at today.
- Part 2 - Digital workshops, procurement training and one-on-one mentoring, allowing business consolidation and honing of your skills for better and more innovative performance.
- Part 3 - Networking and pitching, or promoting your business at an event to grow capability and connections.
Part 1: Business Review
Initial workshop program
Business Strategy and Planning : What has happened? Where is my business right now? Where do I want my business to go? How do I get there? How do I ensure authenticity of offering?
All businesses will undertake a business health check on registration. A business health check recognises, that in each business there is always room for improvement and a business health assessment is more than a simple 'check-up’.
Part 2: Business Consolidation
A digital health check is a tool that helps you to understand your business’s current digital health and provides practical advice to improve. The specialist practical digital training workshops may cover a spectrum of topics:
- online presence
- digital marketing
- selling online
- customer interaction
- online security
- supplier interaction
- mobile-based solutions
- efficiencies through technology
- cloud computing
- cyber security
- artificial intelligence
Procurement readiness: Procurement - what is it? Is your business ready and can it deliver? How to write for the government (capability statements)? How to pitch your business to others?
We will explore how innovation is often associated with the introduction of new products or services in your business. But it can also be about changing the way you do business. To be successful, innovation will need to be supported by you, your staff and all other business partners.
- new uses of technologies
- improved industry methods
- meeting changing customer demands or needs
- better systems and processes
There is Alumni opportunities to stay connected. For eligible businesses there is also one on one coaching and mentoring, providing trainer support while you improve your business.
Part 3: Business Opportunities
A regional Indigenous Business Expo will be run to provide an opportunity for all businesses to promote themselves to the wider community, including council, corporate, government agencies and industry bodies.
Connecting Indigenous businesses into areas where they can market their business.