Business Management Pathway

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Plan for success – we’ll show you how to start your business! 

Learn how to develop a business plan and set up the right business structure in just 16 weeks. You’ll gain an understanding of financial reporting and taxation requirements, grasp the principles of marketing and social media, and find out what assistance may be available for your small business. This online course is ideal for those starting a small business.


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Key benefits

  • Gain essential skills to start or manage a small business
  • Supported by Xero and MYOB
  • Free templates to use in your own business
  • Developed by successful business owners
    • Receive a FREE  12 month membership to the Auckland Chamber of Commerce valued $350

This course is designed for

  • Those looking to start their own business
  • People wanting to improve their job prospects in a current role
  • Those looking to run an already existing business successfully
  • Students already running a business and wanting to improve on profit, networking and projections.

What our students say

★★★★★ “The course is very interesting and can see how I could apply the knowledge even if I wasn’t managing a business.The tutors do an excellent job as I can ask them questions and they reply quickly. Thanks so much!!”  - George Hewetson

★★★★★ "Everything has been great. Every tutor and support person to that I have spoken to, in my short time studying with The Career Academy has been very helpful, polite and easy to talk to." - Jorden O’Brien

 ★★★★★ "The best part of the course is the step-by-step instructions, particularly in the videos, because the visual explanation makes the content easier to understand. I am happy with the resources I have received from the Career Academy." Sheena Smith

Course summary

Investment: $2250 + GST or only $25 per week on an interest free payment plan.

Duration: Study in your own time, at your own pace.  Generally students complete one module per week, each module taking around 10 hours – so plan to do around 10 hours per week over a 16 week period.  Easy!

Assessment: 16 modules / 16 assignments

Qualification information: On successful completion of this business training course, you will be awarded a certificate of achievement.

Duration: Learn at your own pace, but ideally complete one module per week.

About the developers and tutors: This course has been developed by business owners who have launched, and currently manage several successful businesses.

Course Level: 6

The Business Management Certificate Covers

  1. Understanding the business environment
  2. Understanding accounting and bookkeeping
  3. Interpreting your financial statements including Profit and Loss
  4. Fundamentals of GST and Income Tax for small business
  5. Employing staff, including payroll
  6. Marketing and social media
  7. Budgeting and forecasting
  8. Ratio analysis
  9. Managing your cash flow
  10. Introduction to Xero and/or MYOB Accounting Software

Supported by Xero & MYOB

  

About Fiona Clark

Fiona Clark is the Founder and Director of BreakThrough Business Solutions, and has built a strong company with an excellent reputation for achieving client results.  She is a leading and sought after business growth specialist, coach and consultant, a regular contributor to business magazines, has been a facilitator and trainer for the Auckland Chamber of Commerce, speaker for the International Coach Federation Conference, NZ Facilitator for TetraMap® and Key Note Speaker.

She's worked with more than 150 clients – sole traders, start ups, established SMEs, multi-million dollar organisations – helping them to apply globally renowned strategies and tailored to leverage their business.



  • You learn the proven, practical skills to help you generate new clients, increase your sales and profit, save time and scale your business.
  • Fits with your lifestyle and learn anywhere, anytime and at your own pace
  • Is short enough to fit in with your busy schedule, but long enough to teach you the critical NEW skills to grow your business – that have already worked for hundreds of other businesses.
  • Build your business the right way, from the ground up, and make it easier to grow and expand
  • Receive the additional support of the Fast Track online forum, which is a closed group and safe environment to ask questions, give and receive support, and have direct access to Fiona and her team. This is a great way to connect with others who are on the same journey and know exactly the challenges in running a start up and busy business.




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