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Virtual masterclasses to drive investor readiness

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Tuesday, 11. August 2020 - 12:45

Western Australian businesses are encouraged to register for a new series of virtual masterclasses aimed at helping business owners navigate the steps involved in the capital-raising process.

The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) has contracted consulting firm BDO Australia to present a series of four masterclasses running in two separate blocks.

The first block will run from 26 August to 14 October and the second from 28 October to 9 December.

Participants will have access to expert advice from BDO Australia under the topics of 1) Maximising Your Value, 2) Know Your Numbers, 3) People and Processes, and 4) Business Valuation and Exit Strategies.

DPIRD Business Development Manager Peter May said the masterclasses would help businesses realise growth opportunities that are dependent on access to external funding.

He said the virtual delivery of the workshops would ensure they were accessible to a wide range of businesses operating in many industries across the state.

“These workshops are the latest step in the department’s Investor Readiness Program, which produced a series of webinars in conjunction with BDO Australia earlier this year and will soon have available a range of supporting printed and online materials,” Mr May said.

The schedule for the masterclasses is as follows:

Series 1

Masterclass 1 - Wednesday, 26 August, 2020

Masterclass 2 - Wednesday, 9 September, 2020

Masterclass 3 - Wednesday, 23 September, 2020

Masterclass 4 - Wednesday, 14 October, 2020

Series 2

Masterclass 1 - Wednesday, 28 October, 2020

Masterclass 2 - Wednesday, 11 November, 2020

Masterclass 3 - Wednesday, 25 November, 2020

Masterclass 4 - Wednesday 9 December 2020

Interested parties can register to participate here.


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