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CSBM - Certificate in Small Business Management

Thinking about starting a business but not sure where to start?  This NO FEE practical Small business programme could be for you.
Register for an information and enrolment session here.

Programme Name: Certificate in Small Business Management (CSBM)
Level 4, NZQA Approved, 36 weeks

Delivered by Barbican Training Centre as contractors on behalf of the programme owners,
Te Wananga o Aotearoa - 6 Mar 2015-955

Next Programme:
Nelson classes to be advised.
Blenheim classes to be advised.
Motueka classes to be advised.

Nelson: Get ahead with Scott Williamson and Doug Milne

Blenheim: Get ahead with Graham Bradley

Motueka: Get ahead with Scott Williamson  
Cost to you:    NO FEES

Entry Requirements
Basic literacy and numeracy skills are required.  You do not need to hold any other educational qualifications to enrol in this programme.

Contact us or call us on 03-547 6138 for more help.

What will I get from this programme?
The Certificate in Small Business Management programme is designed for business owners and potential business owners.  The course is very practical, and based on your own business or business idea.  You will need your own business (or business idea) to work on.  The aim of the programme is to offer practical assistance rather than an academic approach to learning.  This course will help you make decisions about going into business and develop practical business and finance skills to assist you in business.   By the end of the programme you will have completed a comprehensive business plan for your own business.

This is a level 4 NZQA approved programme. If you need business skills, then this programme could be for you. You will meet new people, and learn and practice new skills.  On successful completion of this programme, you will receive a certificate in recognition of the time and effort you have put in.

What do others say about this programme?
How the course is presented - easy to follow; great tutor.
Greg Waddington, Cartridge World

I enjoyed all aspects of this course.  The fact that it was free was a real incentive to participate.  The support and communication from Barbican was fantastic, and the knowledge, support and delivery of the course by Scott, our tutor, was outstanding.  Thanks Scott, Pip and Susan.
Claire Nichols, Wandering Feet

Awesome course.  Excellent tutor.  Well run.  Made me think seriously about my business idea.
Shannon Pascoe

Scott's enthusiasm and "go for it" attitude - found this inspiring and very encouraging.  Scott welcomed questions with a thorough explanation of complex issues.
Carolina Kerridge

The class environment - my class made learning fun.
Nicola Elwood

Making new friends and contacts.  Gaining confidence and general knowledge about business.
Alison Cormack

Great programme. Very informative and helped me to form a business plan, structure and set goals.  Going to the bank with all this in place definitely helped.
Phil Sweet, Queen St Service Station

The information was thorough and I learned things I didn't know.  Very comprehensive course, and EVERYONE thinking of going into business should do it.
Helen Magyar

Everything very professional and flexible.
Ana Almeida

What will I learn?
The programme consists of six modules.
Module 1
Introduction to Small Business Management

This module concentrates on determining what you see as success.  You will learn how to set goals and objectives, so that you know what you need to do to be successful.  At the end of this module, you will have developed a strategic plan for your business.
Module 2
Introduction to Business Law

This module introduces you to the essentials of business law.  You will learn about the various business structures, consumer laws, and tax obligations.  At the end of this module you will have developed a legal plan for your business.
Module 3
Introduction to Marketing

This module focuses on how best to conduct a survey and market your business.  At the end of this module, you will have developed a marketing plan for your business.
Module 4
Introduction to HR and Operations

This module covers some legal matters not covered in Module 2 (regarding employees and pay etc), and how best to organise your premises.  At the end of this module, you will have developed an HR and operations plan for your business.
Module 5
Introduction to Small Business Accounting

This module covers bookkeeping and basic accounting concepts.  At the end of this module, you will have a good understanding of reports produced by your accountant.
Module 6
Introduction to Financial Management

This module focuses on the financials of your business, such as income, expenses, profitability and cash flow.  At the end of this module you will have completed a financial plan for your business.

All modules and assessments are based around how the concepts introduced affect your business.  By the end of the course, you will have completed a substantial business plan for your business.

How much will it cost me?
Bets of all, there are NO FEES; there are no charges for students.  This is a fully funded government programme.  You will also receive a range of quality resources required to complete the programme, also at no cost.

What resources and equipment will I get?
You will receive a range of quality resources including a textbook, DVD, module books, activity books, calculator and a scrapbook. Everything you need to complete the course will be provided.

How and when will I be able to study?
The programme is part-time and class based. You will be part of a unique learning environment that is supportive, inclusive and interactive. Classes are held weekly with breaks scheduled to coincide with school holidays.

Where can I do this programme?
Nelson classes will be held at our premises, 563 Main Road, Stoke (next door to the Mobil petrol station). 
Blenheim based prgrammes are held at the Koru Institute of Training and Education, 5 Sutherland Terrace, Blenheim.
Motueka classes are held at Te Awhina Marae, 133 Pah Street, Motueka.

What further opportunities are there?
From the CSBM you could progress through to the Certificate in Applied Small Business Growth and Development.

Yes, I would like to attend the next enrolment session.

Unsure? Contact us or phone 03-547 6138 for more help.

Our purpose

Learning for a better future
Providing practical and relevant training programmes

Our values

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