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Navigate the Path to Business Success

August 31, 2015
Avoid the Risks of Managing a Small Business Making up more than 96% of active businesses and half of all employment, small business forms the backbone of the Australian economy. Despite this, they have a very high rate of failure in their first year of operation. This is particularly true for the construction industry which has a 15% ‘exit rate’, the third worst of any sector throughout the economy. Making the choice to start your own construction business is an exciting venture, but in order to succeed you need to manage all of the risks. Here we’ll outline some of the more common mistakes made by new business owners. Understanding the risks involved in starting a new business and knowing how to manage them is the secret to entrepreneurial success. Lack of experience Small businesses are usually started by passionate individuals with a business idea and the desire to create something of value. Unfortunately, passion and energy cannot replace good business sense, and a poor understanding of how to run a business, combined with insufficient planning and business analysis, has spelled the end for many a hopeful entrepreneur. Lack of financial management In 2010, external administrators reported that 33% of business failures were the result of poor financial control. The ability to budget, create financial models, and manage cash flow are essential skills for the small business owner, particularly in the first year where returns on investments may not be immediate. Poor cash flow planning Research has shown that the inability to plan and manage cash flow is a leading cause of business failure. In order to get around this, business owners need to understand the market conditions of their particular industry and be adaptable to different circumstances. Our BSB50215 Diploma of Business covers this information in the unit BSBRSK501 Manage risk. Poor strategic management A lack of effective strategic management has been pinpointed as the leading cause of business breakdown at 43%. Proper strategic management should involve a continuous process of planning, monitoring, analysis and assessment to determine the next step to take in meeting business objectives. Our BSB50215 Diploma of Business covers this information in the units BSBRSK501 Manage risk and BSBSUS501 Develop workplace policy and procedures for sustainability. While starting a new business is never an easy task, many of the problems outlined above can be avoided by being prepared and seeking guidance. At CTI Skills, we connect businesses with industry-focused training and skills solutions, to help you and your business handle every kind of risk.

CTI joins Tigerland

June 23, 2015
CTI is thrilled to announce an exciting new partnership with Richmond Football Club for the remainder of the 2015 AFL season. As well as becoming Richmond’s official match ball partner, this new partnership will allow CTI to extend our services to build strong connections within Richmond’s extensive corporate network. Through our network of over 16 training providers, CTI is able to offer nationally recognised courses ranging from Certificate I to Advanced Diploma, as well as a number of short courses and licensing programs across a range of industries. At CTI, we understand that education and training are more than just products, and work hard to provide our students with life-changing skills and opportunities. “This is another exciting partnership opportunity for the Richmond Football Club, and we look forward to working closely with the team at Community Training Initiatives,” said Richmond CEO, Brendon Gale. CTI and our partners can provide Richmond Football Club’s fans with the training opportunities they need to take the next step in their career. “We’re excited to be working with the Richmond Football Club as match ball partner for the 2015 season,” said Community Training Initiatives CEO, Ivan Brown. “Richmond is a club with a great history and is currently on the rise. As a company, we have a passion for sports and see this partnership as the perfect opportunity to support a great club and the Australian sporting culture.” CTI also has official sporting partnerships with A-League club Melbourne Victory and NBL club Melbourne United.

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