Workshop 1:

Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development and Small Business Development Corporation

Business Strategy and Planning

Presented by: Tom Huberli, RSM

Supported by: Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development and Small Business Development Corporation

Date: Friday 24th September

Time: 7:00am – 9:00am

Location: The Sebel, Mandurah (Acacia Rooms)

Refreshments: Full hot breakfast provided

Cost: $50+gst 

With many businesses looking for ways to attract capital, a business plan could be part of the solution. Most investors and lenders, want to see a well-developed business plan as proof of the business owner’s credibility and the business’s potential.

A business plan can range from a multi-page document to a single page.

It should be a living document that key stakeholders in the business can access so they can understand the business’s direction.

In this session we will cover:

    1. What is a business strategy and why is it important?
    2. What is a strategic business plan?
    3. Useful tools for business planning

Resources: 

Business Growth Planning and Strategy

Please bring laptop to work from. All other resources will be provided.

 

Tom Huberli, Principal Business Advisory division, RSMPrincipal, Business Advisory Division | RSM

An experienced Chartered Accountant, Tom has extensive knowledge of taxation, business investment, strategic planning and financial compliance.

Workshop 2:

Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development and Small Business Development Corporation

Maximising your value

Presented by: Danny Olsen and Michael Macolino, BDO Australia

Supported by: Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development and Small Business Development Corporation

Date: Friday 24th September

Time: 9:00am – 12:30pm

Location: The Sebel, Mandurah (Acacia Rooms)

Refreshments:  Morning tea and lunch provided

Cost: $50+gst

As a business owner you may find that you are constantly having to settle for achieving less than you should due to a lack of capital (money) in order to further your goals.  The road to obtaining investment is challenging and having a clear roadmap can make all the difference to your success.

 

In this interactive workshop you will:

  1. Gain an understanding of the investor, their wants and their needs
  2. Achieve an awareness of the investor readiness process and assess your current investor readiness
  3. Begin the process of developing your investor readiness roadmap

Resources:

Investor readiness checklist

Business Growth Planning and Strategy

Business Valuation Methodologies

Due Diligence checklist

Please bring laptop to work from. All other resources will be provided.

Partner, Business Services | BDO

Danny is an experienced business and taxation advisor with over 16 years’ experience advising business owners and their teams. He works closely with his clients to achieve financial security and freedom through effective asset business and financial management and effective structuring.  His expertise includes assisting clients:

  • Understand the financial aspects of their businesses and to drive performance and reduction of risk through financial education.
  • To achieve the best outcomes be employing effective legal and taxation structuring.
  • To access the concessions legally available to business owners and high new worth groups.
  • To operate efficient finance teams using the cloud eco system.

Industry experience:

Danny has experience working with clients in primary industry including family businesses and corporate clients.  As a product of the Pilbara he maintains strong connections to the regions. 

He acts as a board member or advisory board member in a number of fast growing business including:

  • a successful start-up “For Purpose” business which operates an annual festival.

A high growth business in which he seeded the initial capital, advised, grew and sold the business. A health food business and a Better for You company.

Associate Director, AgTech | BDO

Michael has a strong track record as an entrepreneur and business advisor, launching his first company at 21 and spending the next 13 years leveraging technology to build 5 companies across a range of industries.

In recent years Michael has moved from operating his own businesses, to be an advisor to innovative companies and a mentor to startup founders in the AgTech and environmental sustainability sectors.

Michael leads the development of the AgTech practice at BDO, working with AgTech companies and Agribusiness to commercialise new technology and drive adoption outcomes throughout the Agri-food industry.

Michael is the Expert In Residence at the University of Adelaide ThincLab Waite AgTech incubator, and an Assessment Board member for the South Australian Research, Commercialisation and Startup Fund.

Workshop 3:

Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development

Brand Design and Strategy

Presented by: Min Teah, Curtin University Business School

Supported by: Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development

Date: Friday 24th September

Time: 9.30am – 12:30pm

Location: The Sebel, Mandurah (Acacia Rooms)

Refreshments: Morning Tea and lunch provided

Cost: $50+gst 

Are you looking to make your product stand out to consumers in a competitive and often cluttered food and beverage sector?

Western Australian (WA) food and beverage producers are invited to attend a half-day interactive advanced workshop, presented by Associate Professor Min Teah, Curtin Business School. This workshop will provide tools to help strengthen your brand offering, build a brand strategy, and will cover:

  • building blocks of brand storytelling
  • how to see your brand through the eyes of the consumer
  • the future forward: how to communicate your brand.

This event is an initiative of the Food Industry Innovation program at the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development, in partnership with Curtin University.

Resources:

The workshop represents an opportunity to review existing product branding through the eyes of a consumer. Participants are encouraged to bring branded product samples to the workshop so learnings may be applied to products relevant to those attending.

Please bring laptop to work from. All other resources will be provided.

Min Teah Curtin University Business School

Dean of Research,  Faculty of Business and Law | Curtin University

Associate Professor, School of Management and Marketing | Curtin University

Associate Professor Min Teah is a senior lecturer at Curtin University with a background in creative advertising and specialising in consumer behaviour, brand management, brand design and storytelling.

Min’s research portfolio extends across retail, cosmetics and the food and beverage sector.

Min is an engaging and knowledgeable presenter whose workshop sessions have been in high demand from businesses registered with our Food Industry Innovation capacity building program.