Advice and Mentoring

Business Advice

Box Hill BEC has a range of consultants, with expertise in specific areas of Small Business Management in a range of industries, who can provide advice on a variety of topics, including:

  • • Cash flow
  • • Leasing
  • • Government Regulation
  • • Marketing
  • • Loans and Banking Products
  • • Business Planning
  • • E Commerce
  • • IT & Communication
  • • Record Keeping Guidance
  • • Succession Planning
  • • Intellectual Property
  • • Debt Collection

Business Mentoring

Business mentoring is a process where the business operator and mentor work together through discussion to identify goals and develop effective strategies for business growth and development. Your mentor will guide you in the right direction ensuring you have skills to love problems, keep the business on track and manage operational issues.

How does Mentoring help your business?

  • • Assistance with setting of goals/objectives
  • • Identification of options
  • • Government Regulation
  • • Encourage business development and growth through appropriate strategies
  • • Provide feedback on strategies and progress
  • • Provision of information and information sources
  • • Acts as a sounding board

We offer 1 hour face-to-face sessions to help answer your questions around
how to start a business

Personal

  • • How to start a business
  • • Choosing a busines
  • • Business issues and related personal issues
  • — Marketing
  • — Operational
  • — Financial
  • • Goal Setting

Marketing

  • • How to promote the business
  • • Social media as marketing tools

Operations

  • • Business structures
  • • Legal and tax obligations
  • • Insurances
  • • Sources of advice
  • • Risk management
  • • Import/export

Financial

  • • Costing
  • • Price setting
  • • Business funding
  • • Leasing
  • • Financial record-keeping
  • • Business viability or feasability

Education

We offer the New Enterprise Incentive Scheme (NEIS) program to assist eligible
people to start their own small business.

We run Certificate III in Micro Business Operations and workshops about
starting and running a small business.

Accredited Training

Currently there are no events available

Small Business Short Courses

Currently there are no events available

Small Business Workshops

No workshops are currently scheduled.

Workshops include Tax Basics, Starting a Small Business, Cash Flow Management.
Workshops are usually run through participating local councils.

Workshops can be run on demand for special interest groups. Please call (03) 8892 2002.

Small Business Networking Events

Currently there are no events available

Tools

We offer some free business planning tools to help you gain insight into your
proposed business. Further tools are available by becoming a member.

Use these free tools to help you think about your intended business in more
depth:

Research Your Market

 

SWOT Analysis

Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities & Threats

Cash Flow budgeting template

Develop Your Unique Value Proposition

Weekly Planner