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Workshops and seminars to assist SMEs

22-02-2011
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Australian small and medium enterprises can now learn about the latest business management practices at more than 70 seminars and workshops funded by the federal government.

“These businesses are the backbone of the Australian economy,” Innovation Minister Senator Kim Carr said. “Their resilience throughout the Global Economic Crisis is a testament to their courage, initiative, and commitment to their workers.”

Minister for Small Business, Senator Nick Sherry, said: “To ensure they remain competitive, it is vital that owners and managers can bring to bear the most up-to-date management techniques and practices.”

The latest round of the Workshops, Industry Intelligence and Networking (WIIN) service, operated by the Australian Government’s flagship initiative Enterprise Connect, is a $580,000 investment in the small and medium enterprise sector.

WIIN has assisted more than 3000 businesses since it was established in 2009.

Kate Burridge of Mechvac Engineering in Adelaide attended three seminars on integrating environmental sustainability practices to improve business performance delivered by Shaper Group. She said the seminars were a valuable experience.

"They were excellent presentations as the speaker was engaging and it was a great opportunity to share ideas and network. I attended the workshops on environmental sustainability, which included green branding and marketing, sustainability risk management, and greening the supply chain. I now have the knowledge to be able to implement new systems and technologies in order to reduce waste and cut costs."

Events being funded under Round 3 of WIIN include general workshops and webinars on customer focus, limitless growth and the roles and responsibilities of managers.

Almost half of the successful applicants are from regional communities and events will be held in every Australian state.
 
Enterprise Connect
Ph: 131 791
www.enterpriseconnect.gov.au

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