Women in Business - Introduction

Women in Business

Looking to establish a micro or small business, or already operating one? The fully subsidised online Women in Business program gives you the skills and knowledge you need. A NSW Government and TAFE NSW initiative, the Women in Business program allows you to hear from successful female entrepreneurs and access assistance in setting up and growing your business. Eligibility criteria apply.

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Online webinars are held each month, where industry experts share their knowledge and skills. Webinars cover a range of relevant areas such as finance, marketing, operations, and more to help make your small business a success.

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Hijack the news and get featured in the media

Hijack the news and get featured in the media

Join us Wednesday, 26 June 2024 12-1pm for a Women in Business webinar, Hijack the news and get featured in the media, presented by media marketing expert, Liz Nable.

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Benefits of the program

Women in Business offers tailored learning on the latest trends in business. Participants choose the topics they want to develop skills in, building their own program to suit their needs. Topics include learning modules across Business, Communications, Finance, Marketing, and Wellbeing. Program members get flexible 24/7 online access to:

  • Monthly webinars
  • Podcasts
  • Case studies
  • Private Facebook group
  • Earn digital badges to showcase your new skills on LinkedIn.

Women in Business - Eligibility criteria

Eligibility criteria

To be eligible to register in the Women in Business program, you must:

  • Be aged 18 years or over
  • Identify as female
  • Be establishing or own a business
  • If you are a business owner, your business must be;
    • registered or trading in NSW;
    • with 0-199 employees
  • Living or working in NSW
  • Be an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident, humanitarian visa holder or New Zealand citizen

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Women in Business - Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently asked questions

Build a program that suits your needs by selecting from the topics on offer.

You will find the topics within these 5 categories:

  • Business
  • Communication
  • Finance
  • Marketing
  • Wellbeing

As a NSW Government initiative, Women in Business connects you with the many resources and services available to small business owners. These include:

  • Business Concierge - a free and dedicated service offered through Service NSW to help you open your business.
  • Business Connect - a dedicated and personalised NSW Government program that provides trusted advice to help you start or grow your small business.
  • Aboriginal Business Advisory Initiative (ABAI) - provides local and culturally appropriate business advisory services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people considering starting up their own business or who currently own a business.
  • Women NSW - promotes and recognises the contribution of women across NSW to industry through initiatives including the NSW Women's Strategy.

No there are no prerequisites, just as long as you meet the eligibility criteria anyone can join.

There are no set hours or a completion requirement you simply pick and choose the topics that are relevant to your stage of business.

As a NSW Government and TAFE NSW initiative, Women in Business is open to women who are living or working in NSW, and are establishing (or already own) a business that is registered or trading in NSW.

A topic is a short and sharp learning module that covers subjects such as:

  • AI for small business,
  • HR planning,
  • finding out if you’re business ready,
  • creating a business plan,
  • why you need a trademark for your business, and
  • leveraging social media.

New topics are regularly being added to the Women in Business program, so you can stay up to date with the latest trends in Australian business.