So you want to quit your job and start a business?

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So you want to quit your job and start a business?

Online Workshop
Presented by Dante St James

You may have been considering it for years. Or it might just be that all these changes in life are making you nervous about being an employee. It might even be that your values don't align with those of your workplace.

Almost every single one of us who started our own businesses stood exactly where you are now.

You want to back yourself. You want to make the change. You want to take the big leap into the unknown. But you have a million questions and concerns.

How will I make money?
How will I find customers?
Is this even a good idea?
Will anyone buy what I'm selling?
How do I register a business?
What are the rules?
Is there any support?
Am I all on my own?

This live and interactive session starts with two of our advisors who have owned, and still run their own businesses. Dante St James & Victoria Yuen will explore these topics:

1. How to know if you are ready to start a business, and how it will impact your life
2. What kinds of businesses you can start with minimal investment or even do from home
3. The very basics you need to do to be legally registered to operate as a business
3. Where you can get help with starting and growing your business for free or at low cost

And finally, it's all about your specific questions. We'll give you time after each part of this workshop to ask your questions about your particular circumstances.

about the presenter

Dante is a Digital Solutions Advisor, founder of the digital agency, Clickstarter, and an experienced speaker, presenter and trainer across media, marketing and technology.

With a background in both digital and traditional media since 1996 when he was still studying Medicine, Dante is now one of just 7 accredited Facebook Community Trainers in Australia and the only person in Australia to have also added certification in Facebook’s Digital Marketing Associate, Marketing Science, Media Planner and Media Buyer courses.

Also a Google Digital Springboard program partner and holder of some 82 individual technology certifications, he is a highly capable advisor across Digital Marketing, Social Media, CRM systems, workflow management, GSuite and office productivity tools, desktop security, Websites, Search Engine Optimisation (SEO), eCommerce, Instant Communication and leveraging technology for small businesses of all types.

Qualifications:

  • Doctor of Medicine (WSU) – 1998
  • Master of Medicine (Rural Generalism, WSU) – 2000
  • Bachelor of Psychology (Honours, WSU) – 1998
  • Master of Clinical Psychology (PhD WSU) – 2000
  • Bachelor of Business Information Systems (UNSW) – 2016
  • Master of Business Information Systems (UNSW) – 2016
  • Certificate I in Information Digital Media and Technology (OTEN TAFE NSW) – 2008
  • Certificate II in Information Digital Media and Technology (OTEN TAFE NSW) – 2008
  • Certificate III in Information Digital Media and Technology (OTEN TAFE NSW) – 2009
  • Certificate IV in Information Technology (OTEN TAFE NSW) – 2010
  • Certificate IV in Digital Media Technologies (OTEN TAFE NSW) – 2011
  • Advanced Diploma of Information Technology Business Analysis (OTEN TAFE NSW) – 2012
  • Certificate IV in Web-Based Technologies (TAFE NSW) – 2013,
    Foundation Certificate in Professional Marketing (CIM UK) – 2016
  • Foundation Certificate in Professional Digital Marketing (CIM UK) – 2016
  • Certificate in Professional Marketing (CIM UK) – 2017
  • Certificate in Professional Digital Marketing (CIM UK) – 2017
  • Diploma in Professional Digital Marketing (CIM UK) – 2018
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Professional Marketing (CIM UK) – 2019
  • Statement of Attainment in Cyber Security (TAFE NSW) – June 2020
  • Facebook Australia & New Zealand Certified Community Trainer (Facebook) – February 2019
  • Facebook Blueprint Certified Digital Marketing Associate (Facebook) – July 2019
  • Facebook Blueprint Certified Media Planner (Facebook) – September 2019
  • Facebook Blueprint Certified Media Buyer (Facebook) – November 2019
  • Facebook Blueprint Certified Marketing Science (Facebook) – February 2020
  • Digital Springboard Accredited Trainer in Skills for Work (Google & Infoxchange) – April 2019
  • Digital Springboard Accredited Trainer in Skills to Boost Your Career or Business (Google & Infoxchange) – April 2019
  • Digital Springboard Accredited Trainer in Skills for Starting Your Own Business (Google & Infoxchange) – April 2019

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