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How do you start a business? Find out tomorrow

By Dylan J. Stone

Locals who are just starting out as new business-owners, or are interested in starting a business, are urged to attend a workshop – How To Start a Business – to be held by Business Connect on Thursday.

Business Connect is a dedicated, personalised NSW Government program that provides trusted advice to help you start, run, adapt, or grow your small business.

The goal of the workshop is to introduce participants to the opportunities and challenges of small business ownership, and to discuss some of the ways that the lifestyle of an individual will change significantly as they transition from an employee to a small business owner.

Erica Haskard, a business connect advisor for the Far West and Central NSW Business HQ, says, “this is a great opportunity for our community, and the more people we can get to support these types of events, the more we will be able to host them”.

“Starting a business is not only a matter of simple compliance tasks, but of complex decision-making around customers, products, market gap, brand and pricing.

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“This session is sure to provide you with everything you need to know to set-up your new business and hit the ground running,” Ms Haskard said.

Jorge Oviedo, from Mexican Kitchen, said he wished a workshop like this had been available before he opened his business during the height of the Covid pandemic.

“To understand everything I do now, before I opened Mexican Kitchen, would have been fantastic.

“If I had my time again, I would have tried my best to get to a workshop like this.

‘I think it is so important for anyone who wants to open a business to really look into what they are doing, and just listen to others who have been through the process and can give some guidance,” Mr Oviedo said.

The Thursday workshop isn’t the only opportunity locals will have to engage with Business HQ. Ms Haskard said taking part in this seminar would lead to further engagement possibilities with the organisation.

“Attending this event will consolidate your thinking about starting a business in NSW. You’ll then be eligible to book an advisory session to test your business idea.”

If the how-to-start a business workshop is of interest to you, and you would like to learn how to start a business, you can register your interest by calling 1300 232 249 or email [email protected]

The workshop will be held from 6pm on Thursday at the Broken Hill Civic Centre.

PICTURE: Business HQ Advisor Erica Haskard,and Mexican Kitchen owner Jorge Oviedo, discuss the benefits of the workshop.

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