Plan, Prepare and Prosper suite of workshops
The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) is once again offering its suite of Plan, Prepare and Prosper workshops and encourages rural business owners to become involved.
The workshops are part of a free program designed to assist rural businesses involved in farming, fishing and food processing to plan for and manage through variability in the seasons, global markets and other challenges they may face.
The training and business planning undertaken in these workshops is intended to strengthen businesses, help find ways to increase profitability, manage risk and support family.
Participants can choose to attend the entire program to complete a strategic business plan for their business or attend only those workshops that meet a specific business need.
The program has worked with more than 2400 family businesses with many of them claiming to have improved their business returns on capital, reduced costs and been able to improve profit per hectare as a direct result of the training.
They are also reporting getting a better deal on their finance and from other service providers, and some are putting in place the tools and strategies that will help them reduce risk.
Plan, Prepare and Prosper workshops are part of the State Government’s ongoing commitment to the prosperity and sustainability of the rural business sector.
They are offered in locations close to farming communities and no more than 10 businesses take part in each workshop. Times can be adjusted to suit participants needs.
There are nine workshops in the Plan, Prepare and Prosper suite to choose from:
- The key to financial management
- Introduction to strategic planning
- Financial management
- Personal and business effectiveness
- Sales and marketing
- Environmental Risk Resource and Production
- Planning systems, continuity, innovation and change
- Succession: a business strategy
- Planning for profit
- Refreshing strategic plans.
To attend any of the Plan, Prepare and Prosper suite of workshops, register online by completing a Plan, Prepare and Prosper application form.
Please be advised that scheduled dates are subject to change, and workshops require a minimum number of confirmed attendees to be delivered in the advertised locations.
For further information call 1800 198 231 or email the department.