Smart Steps to Business

Smart Steps to Business

NZ Certificate in Business

Delivered by Barbican Training Centre as Contractors on behalf of the programme owners, Te Wānanga o Aotearoa.
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Level                     Length                 Fees

   3                  20 weeks            $0 

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Programme Overview

Have you always wanted to work for yourself but don’t know where to start? Before you launch your business, it’s important to learn what many small business owners only figure out once they are in business. Get a head-start on the opposition and give your business idea every opportunity to succeed.
Smart Steps to Business will help you to identify, evaluate and plan for the launch of your new business. You’ll learn everything required to build a business idea and assess its feasibility. You’ll also know how to get your business to market and plan the launch.


You'll learn about

* being your own boss and what it involves
* testing your idea to see if it will fly
* planning the launch of your new business
* pitching your idea to investors
* getting funding from government and other funders 

At the end of the course, you'll have the knowledge to run your own business as well as a NZQA-approved qualification.


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Quick facts

* Weekly evening or day classes and optional workshops
* NO resource fees

Nelson 17 March 2020 or 18 March 2020
Tuesdays or Wednesdays with Stu Pope
6-9 pm one night per week and occasional Saturday workshops
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Info and Enrolment Sessions 
Nelson Wednesday 26 February 2020, 6.00 pm
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How You'll Study
This is a full-time programme. You need to be committed to (on average) 5.3 hours of directed learning each week and 24.7 hours of self-directed learning.
That'll be made up of:
Courses may include a mix of tutorials and workshops; online activities; noho marae and wananga; extra study and activities that you decide will help your learning (these may differ from class to class).