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Aspiring Entrepreneurs - Women and Small Business

Last updated: 15/06/2016 7:02 PM
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The Department of Local Government and Communities is coordinating two free Aspiring Entrepreneurship 2016 events to support the many women interested in running their own small business.

Delivered in partnership with the Small Business Development Corporation, the Speakers Forum showcases the journeys and insights of three inspirational West Australian business women, and the Workshop provides practical information to run a small business.  

Aspiring Entrepreneurship Speakers Forum

Learn from the award winning 'Queen of Cash Flow', Tracey Loubser, about how you can maximise your success as a business owner through better financial literacy.

Find out how you can diversify your funding options from Renae Bunster who raised $250,000 through crowd funding to take her hot sauce to the world.

Be inspired by Lorraine Hull's journey to find her labour of love, creating bespoke wood products, and her commitment to encouraging women to see trades as a viable career option. 

The event will be opened by Hon Liza Harvey MLA, Deputy Premier and Minister for Women's Interests.

When: Wednesday 29 June 2016, 9.00am to 11.30am (morning tea provided)

Where: Gordon Stephenson House Exhibition Hall, Level 2, 140 William Street (entrance off Railway Lane), Perth


About the Speakers

Tracey Loubser, Confident Cashflows

A qualified accountant with more than 15 years' corporate experience, for the past six years Tracey has run her own business working with small to medium business owners to improve their financial literacy and business profitability. With many small businesses failing because of their owners' financial inexperience, Tracey works to give small business owners the financial tools for business success.

Renae Bunster, Bunster's Fresh

Renae considers herself an accidental entrepreneur. In 2012, she made a batch of hot sauce that changed her life. Last year Renae's company 'Bunster's Fresh' broke crowd funding records when she raised $250,000 in only three months.

Lorraine Hull, Rainey Wood Works

Lorraine was passionate about wood work in high school but it wasn't until her early 20s that she began an apprenticeship as a carpenter and joiner. After working in the building industry, she now creates bespoke wood products using Western Australian timbers.


Aspiring Entrepreneurship Workshop: Introduction to Business Financials

This workshop provides an introduction to business financial information, including profit and loss statements, balance sheets and cash flow statements, enabling participants to:

  • know how your business is performing
  • make key financial decisions
  • spot if there's a problem in the business that needs to be fixed.

When: Wednesday 29 June 2016, 11.30am to 2.30pm (lunch provided)

Where: Gordon Stephenson House, Small Business Development Corporation, Level 2, 140 William Street (entrance off Railway Lane), Perth


Bookings for either or both events can be made online

Numbers are limited and bookings are essential for both events. Registrations close 5.00pm Friday 24 June 2016. 


Event format

Aspiring Entrepreneurship 2016 Speakers Forum

9.00amRegistrations open
9.00am - 9.30am Attendees network
9.30amEvent commences / housekeeping
9.35amOfficial welcome
9.45amKeynote Speaker
10.10amCase Study Speaker 1
10.25amCase Study Speaker 2
10.35amQ & A session
11.00amVote of thanks and closing comments
11.00am – 11.30amNetworking and morning tea. 
11.30amSpeakers Forum ends


Aspiring Entrepreneurship 2016 Workshop

11.15amArrive for workshop
11.30amWorkshop commences

12.30pm – 1.00pm

Lunch break
1.00pmWorkshop continues
2.30pmWorkshop ends


Disclaimer: These events are provided by the Department of Local Government and Communities as a public service. The views of the speakers are their own and do not necessarily state or reflect those of the Department. Any commercial products, process, or service they represent are not endorsed or recommended by the Department.