Small Business Education Opportunities

| Tuesday October 30

Small Biz Matters – a half hour program each week where you can work ON your business rather than IN it.
with Alexi Boyd from Boyd Office Management Services
Date: 30 October 2018

It’s important to keep learning when you’re running a small business but like so many aspects, it is often put on the backburner while we work in our business rather than in it. But many of us don’t realise that further learning is right on our doorstep.

Here from Hornsby - Ku-ring-gai Community College we have Inga Rosenberg; who looks after the enrolments for the business courses - and there are many! From Certificates in Business Administration through to MYOB Training, Starting your Own Business courses - and many of them are fully funded.

Welcome to the show Inga.

As part of Small Business month we like to raise awareness of some of the opportunities the over 14,000 small businesses have in our local government area.

According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, over 60% of small businesses close within the first three years of operating. The reasons vary but often include that new businesses are not aligned with customer needs, have a poor business model, poor financial management or lack of proper training.

As your local Community College, we can play a big role in providing government funded education and training to small business owners and their employees, as well as to job seekers to qualify for personal and business growth, wellbeing and the advancement of community values.

  • Tech Savvy Small Business Funding and Training
    • What is the government program?
    • What can I/ my employees’ study?
    • How do I qualify?
  • Career Pathways
    • Options for learners who are not (yet) small business owners or employees
    • Individual career planning
    • Flexible training delivery
  • Industry Connections
    • Partnerships with local organisations to
      • Train students on the job
      • Respond to training and work needs
    • Free recruitment: Hire qualified HKCC students
  • Mental Health: Study + Leisure
    • The importance of work-life balance
    • Business and leisure needs under one roof

To find out more go to their website:

If you like to learn more about the program and how to access the funded training, please contact us at (02) 9482 1189 or email