Develop a Business Plan for a Small Business

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About this Course

Today's business environment is constantly changing making business planning essential to the success of any business. A strong business plan will give you direction, keep your progress on track, and is usually required to secure financing.

This short course focuses on the research and development stages of building a business plan for achieving long term business goals.

Course Duration Self-paced (2-5 weeks) Course Fee $318

You Will Learn

  • Types of business planning
  • Planning a feasibility study
  • Assessing critical factors
  • Market analysis
  • Resources required
  • Financial viability
  • Capital requirements
  • Strategic planning

Is This Course For Me

This short course is for owners or managers of a small business who wish to learn how to plan a long term strategic direction for a small business. It is also relevant to anyone working in a position that involves long term planning responsibilities in a small business setting.

Linked Accredited Course Unit(s)

Undertake small business planning (BSBSMB404A)

Career Pathways

This short course is suitable for those working, or who wish to work, in the following job roles:

  • Small Business Owner
  • Small Business Manager


Graduates of this course can achieve entry into the Certificate IV in Business or Small Business Management with one unit credited. These courses are also offered online through Career Life College.

Millie Harris | Student, Melbourne
"I received as much support as I asked for, and often I was given a call from the friendly staff at Career Life College to ask me if I needed any assistance. They were very flexible and great at talking me through tasks and helping me to understand the relevant concepts. They also were fantastic at asking what I needed, and when I let them know my goal of finishing the course within a certain time frame, they gave me regular gentle nudges to keep me on track!"

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Flexible Study

  • Study at your own pace to fit the course around your work and personal life.
  • You can study at the time and place that suits you including at home, during your work break, on the bus, or even out in the park.

Study & Career Support

  • You have access to constant and ongoing online and telephone support from your course trainer to ensure you meet your study goals.
  • You’ll also receive qualified career support including career coaching and advice, career assessments, and resume and job application support.

Industry Expert Trainers

  • All our trainers are experts in their field with years of experience so you know you’re leaving the course with the best skills and tools.
  • Our trainers can also assess you on practical work you’re already doing as part of your job.

Online Engagement

  • As a student you can connect and interact with your trainer and fellow students in live online tutorials and forums.
  • On top of the support from your trainer you can access and provide support and network with other students in your course.

Nationally Accredited

  • All of our short courses are nationally recognised and can later be credited towards a full certificate or diploma - either with Career Life College or any other VET provider.
  • National accreditation means you’re studying courses of the same quality of those offered by your closest TAFE.

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