Express your interest in either an in-house delivered program or an online mentoring program
to provide a local facilitator with a step by step guide and templates to run a successful
Be Your Own Boss Program in your school, organisation and community.

READ Kerry's paper presented at the Australian Long-term Unemployment Conference held in Brisbane 1-2 Dec, 2017


Expanding the conversation from job seeking to job creation, this practical and engaging program will assist participants to understand what attributes are desirable in a business owner and how to scope out a potential business opportunity in their local community. At the conclusion participants will have a business idea ready to develop with support through the New Enterprise Incentive Scheme or can simply get started.


This practical program brings educators, students, and the local business community together and opens up the potential for young people to live and work in rural towns. 

Jointly facilitated by a local teacher and a local business person, this program comes complete with a tried and tested class plan linked to the curriculum.

What did the students say?

"I would like people to use this program to start a business for the future. We can build our future from this program."
"We can use the information we learned from this program to influence our careers."
"This program was interesting because Kerry (business facilitator) knew what she was talking about."
"I wouldn’t mind doing the program again."
"I liked hearing from the people in the local business."

What did the teachers say?

"Interviews with business people of great calibre.  Real and successful businesses were inspiring and relevant."
"The students enjoyed the mix of activities and not having just a teacher presenting."
"I can pick this up and run with it."
"We would highly recommend this program to all schools.”  Christine McKersie, Wycheproof P-12 College Principal

What next?

Contact Kerry to discuss how you would like to access this exciting program.  All you need is one enthusiastic teacher and a well networked business person to get started.  This program will enlist the support of your local Shire Council (economic development) and Progress Association and help form a positive and ongoing relationship that will strengthen your rural town.

Training can be provided through a half day workshop or 3 x one hour webinars at a time to suit you.  Detailed notes and online resources links provided as well as ongoing support and advice from Kerry.