Sisters doing it for themselves - and you

TIME is running out to register for the Mid North Coast Women in Business Program which starts in June.

Former participant mentor in the program Jan Strom said it was a fantastic opportunity for women to expand their network, improve their skills and grow their business.

“I've participated in three mentoring programs and each time I got something new out of them,” Ms Strom said.

“What I find most beneficial is that it offers a sense of connection. Many women work alone and to have an opportunity to connect with their peers is really valuable.”

The 2009 Mid North Coast Women in Business Program features business skills workshops, networking events and group mentoring sessions.

“The group mentoring sessions offer participants the chance to talk freely about their goals, experiences and challenges under the guidance of an experienced mentor. It's essentially all about co-learning and co-support,” Ms Strom said.

The Mid North Coast Women in Business Program is being delivered by ETC Business Solutions in partnership with the Department of State and Regional Development.

ETC's Karina Morrison said participation in the program offered the following benefits:

  • Improved business management skills;
  • Tips and advice from experienced business people on how to manage and grow a business;
  • The chance to explore options to reduce costs and attract new business;
  • An understanding of business assistance and support available locally; and
  • The development of local business networks.

The 35-hour program begins in June and runs over three months. It is open to all women who own and manage a business. The cost of the program is $165 (inc. GST).



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