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Small Business Owner Courses

Small Businesses in Australia have under 20 staff, but more than 75% have less than 4 employees. These are known as micro-businesses. Small businesses operate in every Australian industry and employment sector — retail, hospitality, manufacturing, and professional services being some of the most common.

Most Small Business Owners have a heavy workload (at least in the first 5-8 years of business) managing daily operations, marketing, sales and production output. At the same time they oversee administration, HR and recruitment, safety, and compliance.

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Popular Small Business Owner Courses

There are 14 courses available for people who want to become a Small Business Owner. These are the top 5 most popular courses.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much do Small Business Owners earn?

As a Small Business Owner you’ll pay yourself a salary from the business profits. Salaries vary according to industry and business profitability, but $1,450 per week ($75,400 annual salary) before tax is a realistic wage for Small Business Owners at this time.

How many small businesses are there in Australia?

There are approximately 2.3 million small businesses operating in Australia right now — across all industries and employment sectors.

Source: Australian Small Business Ombudsman 2019

How do I become a Small Business Owner?

Get started as a Small Business Owner with the Certificate IV in Small Business Management, the Certificate IV in New Small Business or the Diploma of Business (Entrepreneurs and Startups). These courses take 6-12 months to complete and will help you develop a business, finance, and marketing plan for your business. Apart from skills and training, you’ll also need working capital and finance to buy an existing business, or get your startup off the ground.

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Job Pathways

Here are some potential career pathways within small business. Click on an occupation to learn more about the role and the qualifications that can help you get started in this industry.