Unleash your inner entrepreneur

Maximise your chances of being a self-employed success story

The technological, workplace and lifestyle changes of the last few decades have created a large and growing class of enterprise workers – that is, people who once upon a time would have been employees but who are now running their own businesses.

The good news is that being self-employed has a lot of great benefits such as an understanding boss, control over the work you do, the chance to strike it rich. The bad news, however, is that the majority of new businesses fail. If you want to make a go of working for yourself, you need a wide range of skills in order to create and maintain a profitable business. TAFE NSW can be of assistance in acquiring the core competencies you need.

Small business courses

TAFE NSW offers a range of business and management courses that will teach you how to create a business plan, meet legal and risk management requirements, develop workplace policies, undertake planning and compile reports on financial activities.

Bookkeeping courses

Many a businessperson has ended up in serious trouble because they couldn't keep track of how much money was coming into their business and how much was going out. TAFE NSW offers a number of bookkeeping courses that can teach you to do things such as establish and maintain accounting systems, fill out business activity statements and understand what taxes you are required to pay.

Management courses

Leading others and inspiring staff to perform is harder than it looks, as many a budding entrepreneur soon discovers. TAFE has a wide selection of management courses that can teach you how to get the most out of people.

There are few things as rewarding as creating your own business or as heartbreaking as seeing it fail. Make sure to maximise your chances of being a self-employed success story by attaining the skills you need to deal with the many challenges involved in operating a business.