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Exploring Being My Own Boss Workshops

Have you wondered how to be your own boss? These government-funded workshops are for you! Get the knowledge and support you need to start your journey of entrepreneurship and self-empowerment.

Ready to be your own boss?  Let’s make it happen!


Are the EBMOB workshops right for me?


The Exploring Being My Own Boss (EBMOB) workshops are designed to give you a taste of entrepreneurship and self-employment.

If you have a business idea, or dream of being your own boss but aren’t quite ready to apply for New Business Assistance with NEIS, these workshops provide the support you need to progress to the next stage. They are 100% funded by the Australian Federal Government Department of Employment for eligible participants.


Developing your entrepreneurial mindset


Being self-employed involves a lot of different avenues and responsibilities, some of which you might be unsure of, or not even considered. These workshops are loaded with practical information to give you an excellent opportunity to understand the day-to-day realities of running your own business. It’s also the ideal environment to discuss your ideas with others to gain valuable feedback and insight.  

The EBMOB workshops cover 10 critical business areas to give you a good grounding in what is involved in setting up your own business. These include:

  1. Getting Started: Learning to think like an entrepreneur
  2. Idea Validation: Mitigating the risks in business
  3. Brand & Design: Making your business look good
  4. Going Digital: Getting your business online
  5. Connecting to the Ecosystem: Building a support network
  6. Start Up Essentials: Your legal & tax requirements
  7. Dollars & Sense: Managing the numbers in your business
  8. Sell, Sell, Sell: How to acquire customers forever
  9. Pitching & Communication: Crafting Your Elevator Pitch
  10. The New World of Business: The changing face of work

Topics are covered over 50 hours, across a 2 to 4 week period (depending on your circumstances). They can be accessed online to ensure eligible candidates can participate no matter where you’re located across QLD, NSW and SA.

Helping Australians realise their start-up potential


The Exploring Being My Own Boss workshops have helped many budding entrepreneurs turn their dreams of self-employment into reality.

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