Would you like to start a small business but not sure where to start?

The starting a small Business course is a comprehensive breakdown of the steps involved in organising your own business from the legal requirements through to the marketing and advertising.

To be your own boss is a rewarding opportunity that many of us dream about so why not take the chance and see how you go.

The course is completely self-paced to suit your lifestyle.

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Course Outline
Course Code: 
VBS101
Duration: 
100 hours - Access for 12 months
Delivery: 
Online & Correspondence
Certificate: 
Statement of achievement
Lesson Structure: 
  1. Introduction to Small Business
  2. The Business World
  3. Your alternatives - different types of ventures
  4. Marketing
  5. Planning
  6. Basic Bookkeeping
  7. Sales Methods
  8. Budgeting
  9. Developing a 12 month business plan
  10. Implementing a business plan
  11. Reviewing progress in a new business
  12. Improving profitability
Aims - the learning objectives of the course: 
  • Discuss the nature of small business and the skills required to run one successfully.
  • Explain the legal requirements, restrictions and the costs of running a small business.
  • Describe the different aspects and considerations associated with starting a new or buying an existing business.
  • Explain the marketing process.
  • Explain the importance of planning in the running of a successful business.
  • Explain the importance of record keeping and the principles of bookkeeping.
  • Determine sales and promotions strategies in small business.
  • Explain the importance of budgets.
  • Develop a business plan.
  • Implement a business plan.
  • Identify factors that affect profitability.