Smart Business Accelerator © 

Are you starting or growing your business? Do you want to feel more confident about your financials, develop your business model, and learn how to engage your target customers?

For 2 hours per week, our 8-week program, designed for SME’s like you, offers a unique opportunity to gain valuable insights and tools to propel your business forward.

Our program:

  • Is tailored for anyone starting or growing their business
  • Available both in-person and online
  • Delivers invaluable insights
  • Is tailored to all industry types
  • Fosters meaningful discussions and cultivates connections among our entrepreneurs.

    You’ll graduate with a clear understanding of your goals, value proposition, and business model. Additionally, you’ll have a plan detailing how to effectively attract and engage your target customers, supported by a robust financial forecast and a prioritised list of initiatives designed to achieve your objectives.

     

    What Makes Our Program Stand Out:

    • Tailored for anyone starting or expanding their business
    • Learn from experienced entrepreneurs in easy, interactive workshops
    • Get practical insights from industry experts and fellow business owners
    • Guided support in crafting a robust business plan to steer you toward your goals and attract funding
    • Access a 60-minute one-on-one mentoring session with our experienced business mentors.

     

    Become a Part of our Close-Knit Entrepreneurial Community:

    • Ongoing support and exclusive invitations to SPNQ workshops and events
    • Apply to join the Entrepreneurs Advisory Board for regular connections and shared learnings
    • Exclusive access to a facilitated LinkedIn group for ongoing collaboration

     

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    Elara Hughes, Co-founder, Old Dog Lures - COHORT 1

    Gives you a really broad understanding of what owning a small business entails and what is important”

    Kelly Nicolson, Founder of Healing Home - COHORT 1

    “It has completely changed the way I look at my business and how I am running my business on a day to day basis. There was nothing dry about it… it has been really engaging and amazing”

    Corinne Letizia, Founder of Wholesome Physiotherapy - COHORT 1

    “The information given was excellent, really well structured and it’s written in a way that’s easy for someone who is new to the business world”

    Natalie Duke, Founder of Red Copy - COHORT 1

    “It’s a great way for you to share ideas within a really safe space. And I really like the fact that it covered a lot of business concepts… the marketing, the finance, the customer journey… there was a lot of content there”

    Dr Matthew Worthington, Founder of Matthew Worthington Psychology - COHORT 1

    “We were given very specific information, not wishy washy… it was this is what you need to do and this is how you do it which I thought was amazing”

    David New, Founder of Dyadic Consultancy - COHORT 1

    “Experts come in who are business owners and understand the unique position that small business owners are in. The staff were super helpful and knowledgeable and adapted to the audience and their particular needs”

     

    Duration

    8 weeks
    2-hour/week 12-2pm
    In-person at Smart Precinct NQ or online via zoom, with recordings for catch-up.

    We would recommend you invest 1-3 hours per week applying the learnings in your business

      Topics
      Weeks 1 and 2 – Business Essentials:
      • Cultivating an entrepreneurial mindset
      • Set up for success and define goals for sustainable growth.
      Weeks 3 and 4 – Finance Fundamentals:
      • Set financial goals and build a comprehensive financial forecast.
      Weeks 5 and 6 – Marketing and Sales:
      • Set clear marketing objectives and define your brand identity.
      • Create a plan for engaging your target customers.
      Week 7 – Systems and Processes:
      • Implement key business systems and explore automation opportunities.
      Week 8 – The Future:
      • Future-proof your business and develop a prioritised list of growth initiatives.
        Investment

        EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT: Register before February 29, 2024, $595* (incl. GST).

        FROM MARCH 1 2024: $795* (incl. GST)

        APPLY FOR A BURSARY: A limited number of fully funded positions are available.
        Please complete the Bursary Application Form to be considered for a fully funded position.

        Apply for a Bursary here.

        *This program is valued at $2,750 (incl. GST).
        The cost is subsidised, thanks to the support of the Townsville City and Burdekin Shire Councils.
        Only businesses in these regions are eligible for the subsidised prices.
        Businesses outside these regions should contact us for further information and assistance.

        2024 Cohort

        COHORT 2: Week 1 Wednesday 20th March 2024 

        Dates: Wednesday 20 March to Wednesday 8 May 2024 (excluding Wednesday 3 April for Easter Break). Graduation Event will be on Wednesday 22 May.

        Apply now

        Other Inclusions
        • 1 x complementary 60-minute Mentoring Session (valued at $250+ GST).
        • Invitations to networking events and skill builder workshops.
        • Digital badge for LinkedIn and CV.
        • Exclusive access to a facilitated LinkedIn group for ongoing collaboration.
        • Opportunity to apply for our Entrepreneurs Advisory Board for 2024. This group of 10 entrepreneurs meet monthly to discuss challenges and opportunities, offer peer support and hold each other accountable for monthly goals. 

        Apply now with Early Bird pricing

        EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT: Register before February 29, 2024, $595* (incl. GST).

        FROM MARCH 1 2024: $795* (incl. GST)

        APPLY FOR A BURSARY: A limited number of fully funded positions are available.
        Please complete the Bursary Application Form to be considered for a fully funded position.

        Apply for a Bursary here.

        *This program is valued at $2,750 (incl. GST). The cost is subsidised, thanks to the support of the Townsville City and Burdekin Shire Councils. Only businesses in these regions are eligible for the subsidised prices. Businesses outside these regions should contact us for further information and assistance.