Free training & mentor program for women in business to survive and thrive during COVID-19

- April 11, 2020 3 MIN READ

One of Australia’s most successful mentors of young entrepreneurs, Amanda Rose, is offering the nation’s women in business and female entrepreneurs free online upskilling sessions to help them survive and thrive during the coronavirus crisis.

Launching on the 15th of April, Small Business Woman Australia will start 30 weeks of free online up-skilling sessions. In a world of bad news for business  owners, this is great news. Free training to help business women adjust to their changed landscape and develop strategies for success.

In past weeks, much of our networking has moved online and Small Business Women Australia is no different. With a private Facebook group, Amanda’s initiative seeks to  connect women nationwide in a supportive community.

This isn’t Amanda’s first time cultivating this kind of community. As the founder of Western Sydney Women and Western Sydney Business Women, organisations designed to advocate for the economic flourishing of women across Western Sydney, Amanda knows what it takes.

Rose believes in this critical time, business owners need three things.

First, they need new skills. Small Business Women Australia provides unique learning opportunities through Amanda’s free online up-skilling sessions. Every week, for thirty weeks, Amanda will share her best tips for business strategy and continuity – to set those Small Business Women Australia on the right path in these rocky times.

Sessions will cover important issues such as; marketing, HR, accounting and finance, recruitment, branding, psychology, self-improvement, building confidence, workplace culture. The Small Business Women Australia website will be packed with free resources to supplement these weekly sessions.

Secondly, business owners need support. Adjusting to new challenges is a lot of work. But, it’s a lot harder alone. Small Business Women Australia is a group for the busy, tired, overstretched business women – who feel alone. ‘I want to remind them, they’re not alone’, says Amanda, ‘we’re in this together, 100%’.

Finally, business owners simply need a place to laugh and connect. To keep a business’ heart beating during these changed circumstances, resilience is obviously going to be a key skill. But, how is resilience formed? It’s all about perspective and attitude. When we look at great leaders, they often have something surprising in common: they can laugh in the face of major stress. Small Business Women Australia allows members to share experiences, connecting them through times of joy and adversity. This is the kind of community which is perspective-shifting. In stressful times, business owners need a place to find answers and an excuse to laugh.

Available across Australia, at zero cost, Small Business Women Australia is a resource business owners can’t afford to live without.

The initial sessions will be conducted by:

  1. 15th April – Kylie Bartlett CEO of Digital Talent Group. She will be presenting on social media and how to leverage a lock-down
  2. 22nd April – Karen Howard CEO of Mediation First. Karen will be conducting a Q & A on ‘Building resilience: What can you control when everything feels out of control’?
  3. 29th April – Trenna Blair CEO of FD Global Connections. Trenna will be presenting on ‘Scaling during tumultuous times’
  4. 6th May – Sharon Williams Founder and CEO of Taurus Marketing. Sharon will be presenting on business survival tips, specifically around; marketing, personal branding, public relations and pivoting your business to a #newnormal

Small Business Women Australia is a supportive community to cultivate resilience and problem-solving, plus free access to the expertise of Amanda Rose, one of Australia’s most in-demand business advisors. Only time will tell the true impact this group will have on Australian business owners, and their place in a COVID-19 economy.

Small Business Women Australia group can be accessed here 

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