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How to start a business – Queanbeyan

23/03/2023 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm AEDT

Starting a business is an exciting milestone. This webinar helps emerging entrepreneurs to be aware upfront of what a transition to self-employment and

owning a business involves. Learn how to bring focus to the business concept for strategic advantage. Understand how to identify a clear vision and key

objectives for your new business. Have clarity around what are your core products or services.


1. Understand The Cashflow Quadrant and the transition to being self-employed.

2. Learn about the critical importance of having a clear vision and key objectives for your business.

3. Utilise the Enterprise Plus One Page Business Plan template and other tools.


1. Avoid surprises and pitfalls whilst transitioning to self-employment and/or business ownership.

2. Decision-making made easier by adhering to your vision and key objectives.

3. Avoid distractions and bring focus to time management and allocation of cash and

resources by following your business plan.

About the presenters

Darryl Tonks: is a small business owner and certified results coach with proven ability to lead business transformations that increase profitability, streamline operations and create sustainable structures that free business owners up to focus on the aspects of the business they love and time with their family. Has extensive experience in service-based business operations and commercial aviation. Darryl has the ability to work with people to understand their business and personal goals and to develop sustainable business structures to provide the financial and lifestyle rewards they are looking for. With excellent communication and relationship-building skills, Darryl is approachable, diplomatic and humble in his approach to serving others to gain clarity of their business vision and set and achieve their goals. Darryl has proven success in managing individuals and teams to deliver outstanding results. Is proactive and have the skill and experience to confidently work autonomously or within a team.

Lisa LaMaitre

Lisa has 30 years of business expertise from developing, building, and operating four businesses across the sectors of IT, healthcare, retail/rental, and events. Additionally, she has 35+ years of retail experience, 30+ years of staff management and training, and has operated a business as a franchisee. Lisa has competed in and won business ‘hackathon’ competitions.

Lisa founded a multi-award winning complementary health practice in Canberra in 1997. She is a qualified Remedial Massage Practitioner and Sports Trainer. Lisa has been Massage teaching staff at the Canberra Institute of Technology (CIT), she sits on CIT’s Massage Industry Panel, and has recently been part of the Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) updating the nationally accredited Massage training package.

Lisa prides herself on being a clear and inclusive communicator. Lisa is a consummate networker, collaborator, and community builder. She is an experienced business mentor, teacher, and lecturer who meets clients ‘where they’re at.’ Lisa has taught business, innovation, and entrepreneurship locally, nationally, and internationally. Lisa holds a Bachelor of Science (majoring in Psychology, Neuroscience and Biology), an Advanced Diploma Applied Science (Remedial Massage), and Certificates in Training and Assessment, Retail Management, and Retail Operations.

Anton Pemmer

Anton is an experienced leader and business developer focused on international trade and engagement, exporting, importing, manufacturing, and new business development.

He brings extensive experience owning and developing businesses across a diverse range of sectors, including Manufacturing, Distribution, Retail, Importing, Exporting, Healthcare, and Business Services. He has experience in building new and maintaining long term domestic and international relationships for business across a wide range of sectors.

He is a strong communicator with an interest in building high performing teams and forging deep and productive long-term working relationships.

Delivering results and maintaining long term relationships across public and private sectors has been one of the keys to his success, while always in a collaborative way, with a win win attitude. He guides businesses and individuals to make key decisions or changes to their approaches for success.

Anton is an Accredited Mental Health First Aider.


This Business Connect event is funded by the NSW Government