Investor Readiness Program – Masterclass Series

Page last updated: Wednesday, 18 March 2020 - 11:11am

The Investor Readiness Masterclass Series has been postponed and will be rescheduled later in 2020.

Are you a Western Australian agrifood and fisheries business owners, leaders and entrepreneurs looking to maximise the value of your business and become investor ready?

The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development, in collaboration with BDO, is hosting a Masterclass Series for business owners, leaders and entrepreneurs looking to maximise the value of your business.

DPIRD’s 2020 Investor Readiness Masterclass Series is hosted over four sessions which will guide you through key elements of becoming investor ready, along with the key considerations for executing the capital raising process successfully.  

These face-to-face classes are aimed at assisting businesses to become investor ready and ensure their capital raising process is smooth and efficient.

The masterclasses are suitable for business owners, leaders and entrepreneurs who are:

  • looking to maximise the value of their business;
  • considering their succession plan and developing a business plan; and
  • looking for external investment to continue the growth of their business.

Valued at $695, we are offering these to participants free of charge.
This program follows the Investor Readiness Webinar Series.


Masterclass 1 – Maximising your value

The first step in becoming Investor Ready is to assess how prepared your business is for investment, understand what will increase your business value and make it a more attractive investment opportunity.  The second step is to build a business plan that clearly identifies the opportunities, as well as your business mission, purpose and values. Understanding how your business and personal goals will impact your strategy and set high level objectives and detailed initiatives for the core components of your business. Throughout this masterclass, you will be introduced to the concept of investor readiness and the core elements of what makes a business investor ready. Additionally, you will leave with a detailed understanding of the business planning and strategic planning concept, to apply to your own business.

Masterclass 2 – Know your numbers

An essential part of becoming investor ready is improving your financial literacy. When business owners understand their financial information, they make informed strategic decisions that result in increased business value and financial stability. In this masterclass you will learn how to structure your financial information for greater insight into your business, identify additional revenue opportunities in your target markets and develop a scorecard of key financial success metrics.

Masterclass 3 – People and processes 

Having the right people in the right roles, who are not reliant on the business owner, significantly enhances the value of your business. A strong management team reduces investment risk and enhances future earning capabilities. Learn how to structure and motivate a leadership team with the best corporate governance for your business. A business with documented systems and processes is not only more attractive to an investor but it is well placed for rapid growth. In this masterclass you will review existing business operations and identify inefficiencies and areas of risk, plus discover apps and software that can help streamline processes.

Masterclass 4 – Business valuation and exit strategies  

Calculating your business value is a critical part of attracting investors. There are several ways to value a business. In this masterclass, we teach you how to apply the Capitalisation of Profit Valuation methodology to your business. Through this process, you identify what is influencing risk and the value drivers for your business. We help you understand the options for investment in your business and the implications of each. To be sale and investor ready it is critical you understand the due diligence process and what to captured in a data room. 



Contact information

Susan Hall
Peter May
Kat Johns