Evening Course

Evening course

There are many pitfalls in starting a small business and often people find out the hard way.
This course introduces you to the basic concepts you need to be aware of and is designed to help you avoid making common mistakes and steer you down the correct path in setting up a small business.

The course includes a planning module, information on how to keep good business records, marketing and advertising do’s and don’ts, and the opportunity to fully understand the importance of correctly costing and pricing your products and services so that your business will generate a profit.

Succeeding in business

Many budding entrepreneurs set up their business based solely on the great practical skills they have for providing a service.  Statistics tell us that a good number fail in business because they do not have the necessary knowledge to manage the other areas of business as outlined below.  This small business course will work these through with you.  The course will provide you with a sound overview of the knowledge and skills required to succeed in business.  The course includes real life business scenarios and valuable tips and templates to help you develop a successful small business venture.

Course programme: The evening course runs from 7pm to 9.30pm on Tuesday and Thursday evenings over three weeks, a total of 6 sessions

Course content:

  • Introduction.  Business success and failure factors.
  • Business ideas and concepts.
  • Start a new business or buy an existing business.
  • Personal analysis and budgeting
  • Testing business viability.
  • Annual budgets and cashflow projections.
  • Business planning.
  • Business legal structures.
  • Keeping business records.
  • Cashbook and bank reconciliation.
  • Market research.
  • Basic marketing.
  • Advertising and promotion.
  • Costing and pricing your products and services.
  • Taxation.
  • Sources of finance.
  • Business advisors and support schemes

An electronic business plan template, business plan manual and financial planning templates will be provided on the course along with a full course workbook.

For future courses see the table further down below

Course Fee 
$190 including GST .

If two or more people attend from the same business a 50% discount is offered for the second and subsequent persons.

1 person $190 2 people $285 3 people $380 (1 free)

Course fees must be paid at least 7 days prior to the commencement of the course to confirm your booking.
Payment options are cash (paid at our office), cheque or direct debit into our bank account.
Please ensure that you put your name in the particulars column and the words “Business Course” in the code/reference column.

Enrolment: To enrol online, please click here to complete the application form  or email lyndon@csbec.org.nz or phone Lyndon on 366 9978.