2016 AFS Seminar Series

Broaden your business acumen and learn how to avoid some of the most common mistakes in business.

Sessions are presented by AFS Partners Dennis Barnett or Damien Palmer.

For easy registration, click on the date you wish to book.

Business planning basics

Business PlanMonday 18 July

Create or update your strategic plan by assessing your current position and developing targets for future growth.

Keep your business on track

Business RecordsTuesday 13 September

Tips on effective record keeping that are easy to implement and quick to establish. Learn the benefits of using a financial system, including bookkeeping basics, good control systems  and cloud based systems.

Managing your cash flow

Cash Flow ICONTuesday 9 August (Bendigo Small Business Festival)

Be guided on the key drivers of cash and how to improve cash flow with simple measures. Learn about tools to get cash flowing again and how to avoid a cash flow crisis.
The August session will feature a panel discussion with Business Banking Managers from the major banks in the area.

Review and improve your business

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Tuesday 16 August (Bendigo Small Business Festival)

Find out the most common issues facing business owners in Bendigo and be given access industry leaders to assist you with the issues holding back your business.

To gain the most from this session, participants are encouraged to complete a self-assessment diagnostic tool provided by the City of Greater Bendigo prior to the event, to determine where they most require assistance. A panel of industry leaders will provide advice in ten key areas: service, sales, marketing, team, strategic planning, budgeting/cashflow, productivity, profitability, leadership and balance, directly related to your results.

 Financial health check

Health CheckThursday 20 October

Learn how to understand key financial statements and take a proactive approach to managing your business. Simple, easy to understand terms to highlight the benefits of monitoring financial performance.

Planning for success

SuccessTuesday 15 November

Presented in conjunction with Venture Financial Advisers, we discuss important strategies all small business operators should consider to minimise risk and ensure business success:
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  • Conducting business reviews and how they can benefit your business
  • Long term sale and succession planning
  • Business insurance
  • Superannuation and self managed superannuation funds.


BOOK NOW as places are limited.

All sessions are 5:15pm for a 5:30pm start, 45-60 mins in duration (depending on topic) and held in the training room at AFS & Associates, 61 Bull Street Bendigo. Refreshments will be provided. Please advise if you have any mobility needs.

These free sessions are designed to provide information or practical skills for people looking to start, operate and grow a small business – they are not aimed at selling products and services to attendees.

If you would like any further information about the sessions, please contact us.