Do you run a great business?

As business owners we are expected to just ‘know’ all the ins and outs of running a business but on the whole we stumble through and learn as we go along with mixed results.  Regional businesses are also at a distinct disadvantage in terms of access to training that can help us to improve the way we run our businesses.  Farmers are great at growing crops or raising stock but that is only one part of the business of farming just like marketing grain, cotton and pulses is only one part of AgVantage Commodities.  We also need to possess management, HR, marketing and accounting skills just to name a few.

Over the past 18 months we have committed ourselves to learning more about the other parts of the business in order to improve and build a better business that is of value to our clients and can help their businesses.  We have been fortunate to meet some amazing people through our education and there have been some that we feel could be of enormous benefit to our grower clients and their farming businesses.

Access to business education is a definite issue for any of us outside of major centres, which is why the Great Manager’s online People Management and Leadership program is a huge step in the right direction for regional businesses.  We were fortunate to meet Sandra Wood and Cameron Burgess who run this program during the Strategic Entrepreneur program we did last year and we are going to do their program ourselves.  They are also very supportive of educating regional business and have offered their foundation program to us and our clients for half the normal price at a very affordable $97/month for 12 months.

This course is run entirely online with 26 weekly  30-60 minute training videos, workbooks and audio recordings allowing the flexibility to fit it into your own busy programs.   All you need is an internet connection.

If you are interested in improving how you run your business and/or making your employees more productive I encourage you to click on the link below.   From here you can sign up or go through to the Great Managers website to find out more on the course outline.

http://members.greatmanagers.com/regional/