Entrepreneurship and Business Development Course

Entrepreneurship and Business Development Course

Entrepreneurship short courses in Sydney, open to everyone.

Launch your your great idea with our Entrepreneurship courses in Sydney.

Learn Entrepreneurship with our Entrepreneurship courses in Sydney - short courses open to everyone.

Entrepreneurship is the heart of every business. Successful businesses arise from a desire to seize an opportunity. It may start with a blue sky vision but this soon needs to be translated into a practical reality. In this entrepreneurship and business development course, we capture the spirit of an entrepreneurial mindset and provide you with a rigorous set of skills for growing businesses of all sizes.

Many businesses today are seeking innovative ways to re-position themselves. This entrepreneurship and business development course will focus on gaining better insight into customers and customer segments, present and potential; competitors present and potential as well as the possibilities for identifying and meeting unmet market demand as well as ensuring the durability of the current business model and considering potential refinements.

In this entrepreneurship and business development course you will learn how both entrepreneurial spirit and positive risk-taking are needed to generate a return. Whether you are starting out or vested with growing a business, this course will help you develop the mindset needed to identify and seize key opportunities in the market place.

A process for effectively developing business opportunities will be outlined, including a disciplined set of steps, to ensure your great ideas come to fruition. We will cover the importance of resilience and explain the business development steps required for achieving a successful outcome.

Learning Aims

This entrepreneurship and business development course aims to:

  • Equip you with the mindset, knowledge and ability to commence your entrepreneurial activity.
  • Assist you in facilitating rapid growth in a business, either from conception or by enabling a new period of growth in an established operation. This is very different to other courses which may focus, for example, on a business prototype.
  • Guide you as an entrepreneur, including how to develop your personal brand and build a network that will help serve your cause. This course will walk you through practical steps on how you can achieve this.

Learning Outcomes

At the completion of this entrepreneurship and business development course you will:

  1. Develop your entrepreneurial skills for transforming your ideas into sustainable business success, despite limited resources.
  2. Enhance your capacity to position and promote your ideas to obtain funding.
  3. Discover pathways for implementing your innovation.
  4. Learn about business development models.
  5. Begin applying entrepreneurial thinking across disciplines as a means of personal empowerment.

By so doing, you will be able to position your organisation for a new plateau of success. You will be able to align and activate your team with a renewed focus. You will engender creativity into strategic thinking and be skilled for implementing rapid transformation utilising new skills and new ways of thinking.

Course Content

This entrepreneurship and business development course will cover the following content:

Part I

  • Developing a mindset that senses, acts on and mobilises opportunities in uncertain conditions/vague real-world situations. In so doing, reframing problems for creating business opportunities.
  • Evolving your personal brand and networking with recognised entrepreneurs for support.
  • How to create a climate within your organisation that fosters entrepreneurialism.
  • Leading a team where members build relationships, observe, experiment and adapt in order to solve problems.
  • Assessing, strategising and implementing new ideas.

Part II

  • Understanding innovative practice in business development.
  • Preparing a business pitch for launching to prospective sponsors
  • Planning the implementation of your business idea
  • Identifying your true business benefits, overcoming objections and closing the sale.
  • Utilising the fundamentals of resource development, including talent and capital.
  • Strategies for sourcing and forming partnerships.

Intended Audience

This entrepreneurship and business development course is suitable for aspiring entrepreneurs, leaders in a start-up organisation, leaders responsible for developing a new initiative within an established organisation or business owners seeking to build an entrepreneurial mindset. This entrepreneurship and business development course has been designed for professionals at all stages of their career from diverse sectors, including public and private enterprise. Post-graduate students seeking a more practical understanding of how to build an entrepreneurial mindset, whilst embracing positive risk will also benefit from this entrepreneurship and business development course.

Those who are considering establishing a small business or those preparing to purchase an established business, may be interested in our Small Business Course.

Delivery Style

This entrepreneurship and business development course will be delivered as an interactive workshop consisting of an instructor-led lecture, group and individual activities. This training approach allows you to work through concepts introduced by the instructor in an application-focused teaching environment. You will challenge your understanding of the concepts and consider their application once back in your individual workplace.

Course Prerequisites

This entrepreneurship and business development course has no prerequisites and is open to all members of the public.

About your instructor

John Scott

John Scott

John Scott applies the latest advanced practices in the fields of business, leadership, organisational psychology, analytics and engineering to educational delivery. He has been involved in management and training for more than 30 years. He has held senior corporate and general management positions for multinationals across a range of industries, both in Australia and overseas.

As a global management consultant, John captures the most recent thinking and practices in the short courses he teaches at the University of Newcastle. John is multi-disciplinary, being degree qualified in business, psychology and statistics. He is also an accredited lean engineering practitioner. He has spent the last 15 years designing courses for a range of leading Australian universities, as well as one of the world’s largest private universities. With this background John brings to the University of Newcastle the most up to date short courses that will help equip today’s professional in global leading practices.


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The University of Newcastle, Sydney Campus is a leading provider of short courses in Australia, with industry qualified and experienced educators that bring up-to-date real-world skills directly to the classroom.