Boot camp to grow business

A BOOT camp without the sweat and physical exertion is being offered to Border business operators.

Instead of featuring push-ups and long runs, the first Business Boot Camp will feature motivational talks and mentoring.

Organised by the Murray Hume Business Enterprise Centre, the course starts in April and runs over six sessions until August.

The centre’s chief executive, Graeme Sayer, who is also one of the motivational speakers, said topics covered would include marketing, financial statements, business planning and making your operation more profitable, predictable and reliable.

“The program will help people separate themselves from their competition and put them on a fast track to more consistent results,” he said.

The $874.50 boot camp is considered to be the equal of similar programs offered in metropolitan areas.

Among those already signed is the office manager at Scholz Bulk Haulage, Sharee Scholz, whose transport business has built up from two to seven trucks in the past decade.

With that progress, which sees trucks travelling as far as Gippsland and Newcastle, Mrs Scholz believed it was time to get more advice and ongoing support.

Mr Sayer said guest speakers included health performance expert Mark Bunn, accountant and former Wodonga Chamber of Commerce president Alison Jenvey, marketing company chief Patrick Baker and computer engineering graduate Akash Malik, who will speak about social media marketing.

Interested participants should register as soon as possible through the business enterprise centre by calling 1300 554 338.

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