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Rural Business Tasmania strongly believes that through proactive support, greater productivity can be achieved.  We recognised that through proactive resourcing and support to build capacity, greater econimic growth can achieved.  Economic support programs currently provide a reactive support to those uneconomic operators - gaining assistance to survive the chanllenge or follow an orderly exit path.  The alternative of inevitable business failure imposes costs and reduction of service on their local community and can be avoided.  

By increasing the resilience and foundations of the business, it will be more able to manage the risks of operation including climate viability, commodity fluctuations etc.  

Rural Business Tasmania's Cultivating Rural Excellence provides proactive holistic support, providing specific business coaching support to manage complex multi commodity enterprises.  We also look to use the valuable resource that exists in a number of retiring or under-utilised members of the rural industry who are willing and able to be of beneficial support to those in the program through mentoring and coaching. 

1st Workshop - Planning for Success - 26th March 2019

Our first workshop was delivered to an enthusastic group of particpants on a cold and windy day in Westbury.  The workshop focused on understanding why businesses fail, cash flow, and the importance of your Vison/Mission and goal setting. 

We thank our panel members for the generous donation of their time and for sharing what has worked for them; what hasn't; overcoming obstacles; growing the business; industry leadership and personal development + much much more.  

Annette Reed - former Rural Woman of the Year, farmers from Selbourne, Tomato & Garlic Festival organiser, TWiA executive member

Greg Bradfield - Musselroe Beef, Managing Director; former Great Southern Cattle Manager; former TFGA CEO; former Falkland Islands Land Corp General Manager  former Dept of Justc Manager of Prison Farms

Todd Henderson - Director & Co-Founder Cumulus Studios, 15 years experience in the architecture including residential, commercial, education and hospitality projects, graduate of the Tasmanian Leaders' Program.

Sarah Hirst - Co-Owner of Leaning Church Vineyard, Co-Founder of Tasmania Invest, CEO of Sarah Hirst Strategy, Board Member of Regional Development Authority

I would also like to thank the following organisations for providing program or participant sponsorship:

                                            Greenham Tasmania    McCain       TP Jones     TWiA       Bendigo Bank Deloraine    

It's not too late to join Susan Renton on 0437 429 107 for more details