Skills that work for Small Businesses


This program, developed by local business networks, aims to rapidly overcome critical skills shortages hampering the post-covid recovery efforts of small and micro businesses right across the country.

  1. 14-week Program Access (use risk-free trial token at the shopping cart page, no card required for first the 3-weeks)
  2. Meet the Mentors’ skills seminars (Various locations TBA, Possible speaker can be found HERE)

Not sure? Book a free advice call here.

14-week program preview video:

How to choose an option and buy the program on our website (below):

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This program, developed by local business networks, aims to rapidly overcome critical skills shortages hampering the post-covid recovery efforts of small and micro businesses right across the country.

You get…

  1. Access to the member’s learning website for and extra 9 months after the program to get regular updates as they happen (1 year total member’s access)
  2. Tap into over 30 years of mentor business experience through weekly group webinars to ask questions and get extra coaching on how to use your skills in your current work situation.
  3. Tools and templates we’ve used in 100’s of units  through our experience developing training for formal qualifications
  4.  Access to a learning website to sort out the tools and templates with instructional videos and case studies on how to use them
  5. Practices exercises to gain confidence doing work and getting feedback from experts on where your skill level is at
  6. Collect evidence of experience to gain badges mapped to accelerated learning and formal qualifications for further study options.
  7. Member’s networking opportunities and bulletin boards with exclusive off-market offers for work
  8. Trusted referrals and guaranteed outcomes from optional live mentoring sessions, and priority emails with tools and tips
  9. Career development advice and introductions to other business networks get you real-world experience on the job you want
  10. Whether you are starting your own business or hobby, working with friends or family, or on probation for a new job, we hold your hand through all of that.

$97 – 14 week members online program

Includes 8-week skills development program with an extra 6 weeks to submit evidence of work for skills badges. This is the entry-level skills development program for all participants, with no obligation to upgrade to elevator mentoring pack.

Each week contains tools and techniques to help you build skills that are in high demand by Small Business employers, and will also help you grow your own business.

You will use these tools repeatedly throughout the program, so if you fall behind or miss a week, you can catch up in time to get real-world experience and start work in the last 6 weeks of the program.


$30 – meet the mentors at our skills seminars

Free for members of the 14-week member program intake (above).

This is a Business networking opportunity as part of your skills development by attending live in-person events, and also a way to introduce you to other local businesses to expand your network.

Locations are scheduled across Brisbane and the Gold Coast. Check our website for locations and dates.

Seminars are a Fireside interview chat format with 3 program mentors, Audience Q&A, and client success stories as examples to develop options for your business.


Other stuff you need to know before purchasing (AKA, T&Cs, fine print, etc…)

IP you have access to on the membership site is given to you under Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Australia (CC BY-SA 3.0 AU), which means you can

    • Share — copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format
    • Adapt — remix, transform, and build upon the material
      for any purpose, even commercially.

The licensor cannot revoke these freedoms as long as you follow the license terms, provided that you do the following conditions:

      1. Attribution — You must give appropriate credit, provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made. You may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests the licensor endorses you or your use.
      2. ShareAlike — If you remix, transform, or build upon the material, you must distribute your contributions under the same license as the original.
      3. No additional restrictions — You may not apply legal terms or technological measures that legally restrict others from doing anything the license permits.

This includes employees of educational businesses as it is not covered under Fair Dealings (Also known as Fair Use, which is a USA term) as the author of the tools is “out of pocket” if they don’t get referrals from your organization. The tools and techniques may be available freely online, however, as the intent of this release is usually lead generation for commercial purposes, this can be an expensive IP breach for any organization.

We strongly suggest contacting the Authors’ attributed to the IP and how they use it to avoid claims of “Passing off” the quality of training is as good or better than the Author can provide (which is considered misleading advertising in Australia). Particularly in the formal learning sector where the regulators of both RTOs and Unis may use anti-plagiarism, designed to limit academic cheating students. However, It also provides information to the regulator as to if you have permission to use the IP as your own training content for commercial purposes, which can affect the education providers continuing registration and financial viability requirement.

Mentoring sessions are an optional upgrade, not essential to complete the program:

You may apply to join our elevator mentoring program when you submit your workload plan in week 3 of the program. This is intended to be of more benefit to people who are looking to start a business right now, or are working for a small business right now and can’t afford for you to make mistakes on the job. The Mentors will advise you and allocate tasks to do in the 4 mentoring sessions, so if you cannot commit to the extra hours of work required in the last 6 weeks of the program to implement advice, the mentoring upgrade is not suitable for you.

Additional IP gained from the mentoring sessions that utilize the mentor’s expertise will be subject to conditions of use and negotiated directly with the mentors. As professional service providers, this commonly comes under a non-disclosure agreement (NDA) with clients, and it is also standard practice for paid consultants to ask a prospective client to sign an NDA to protect the commercial interest of both parties and get an agreement on the rules of engagement.

As with any agreement, you should seek your own professional advice before signing any agreement to ensure it is fair. In this case, not signing the NDA may affect the quality of the mentoring session. This may also have an impact on your ability to claim a refund, repair, or replacement mentoring session from the Inception Network, as will booking a mentoring session with a mentor and discussing matters not listed in the Mentors area of expertise when you book the session.

If you would like to ask any questions, please email, or if you like we can send you a link to our booking system to book a call at a time that suits you.

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14 week members access, Seminar only (non-members)