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Business Essentials

9 March 2017 | 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Empowering you to seek the answers you need to successfully lead your business.

Business Essentials will provide you with a strong foundation in business principles so you can confidently lead and grow your business. Delivered in 10 fortnightly half day, professionally facilitated sessions, the mastermind framework of the program allows for feedback, fortnightly accountability of goals, content delivery and brainstorming of ideas.

The group will be limited to 12 participants to ensure everyone receives the personal guidance and support from our professional facilitator. Further support will be provided between sessions via email with the facilitator and a closed online forum.

Participants who complete the program will not only have an understanding of the different aspects of successfully operating a business, but will also have developed practical business skills that are relevant to their business needs.

The program will aim to cover, but not be limited, to the following topics:

  • Business Overview
  • Business Planning
  • Know Your Numbers
  • Personal Productivity
  • Marketing
  • Online Marketing
  • Social Media Marketing
  • Building a Team
  • Business Systems and Processes
  • Demystifying Technology

Who will benefit from participating in Business Essentials?

  • Business owners who want to take their business to a new level
  • Business owners who have been in business for a while but things are no longer working as well as they should
  • Business owners who are new to business and are keen to understand broad business practices

You will maximise your investment by:

  • Having an open mind and a willingness to learn
  • Committing to attend every session and take action on ideas
  • Contributing to the group sessions in a positive and supportive manner
  • Appreciating other people’s point of views

Your facilitator:

John Denton has been a high achiever in sales, customer service and management in the Information Technology industry with large companies in four countries. He has had extensive experience as a small business owner and understands the needs of small and medium businesses through his coaching and business sales background. John started, built and sold a leadership and management training business (RTO) over a 10 year period. During this time John facilitated many workshop groups on leadership, management, productivity, sales, supervision and personal development.

John is now a partner with former colleague and friend, Alan Nelson, in a business called the Business Owners Board (BOB). BOB is a confidential group providing SME business owners with an informal advisory board to work on their business, explore new ideas and projects and learn from experts. BOB involves facilitated group board meetings, guest expert speakers and one on one coaching.

John is ideally credentialed in his role as a Business Coach, Advisory Board Chair, Facilitator and Speaker.


Investment: $1600 (inc GST)
Commences: Thursday, 23 February 2017 – 9:30am – 12:30pm
Venue: Stirling Regional Business Centre

Why join?

Here’s what others had to say about John’s mentoring program…

I participated in John Denton’s mentoring program in 2014. John… delivered practical business information that was easily adapted to use in my business. John’s ability to facilitate collaboration between many different business owners made growing with the group a memorable and profitable experience. – Katie Van Heek, Autobahn Mechanical & Electrical Services Joondalup

John’s program helped me clarify and re-focus on the direction for my business. John and his team are incredibly passionate – something that can’t help but rub off on you. I highly recommend the program to all small business owners old and new. – Phil Wainwright, IQPC

I first joined John’s mentoring program when my first business, Subway Rottnest Island, was struggling to make it through the global financial crisis. It was my first business and I suspected that there was a lot I didn’t know and that joining a group of like-minded individuals would assist me in becoming a better small business owner. Once I joined I realised that there was a lot more that I didn’t know than I initially thought and it has been an ongoing learning curve that has enabled me to pull that business out of the GFC, sell it at profit and transition into another start up business that is continuing to go from strength to strength with my new found knowledge and continuing development. The catch ups with fellow business owners keeps you accountable to your goals and gives you many different points of view when you are looking for advice and the guest speakers impart knowledge that you would otherwise have to pay a lot of money for. – Samantha Howe, Geordie’s Café and Art Gallery

Session Times:

Each individual session runs from 9:30am to 12:30pm.

  • Thursday, 23 February 2017
  • Thursday, 9 March 2017
  • Thursday, 23 March 2017
  • Thursday, 6 April 2017
  • Thursday, 20 April 2017
  • Thursday, 4 May 2017
  • Thursday, 18 May 2017
  • Thursday, 1 June 2017
  • Thursday, 15 June 2017
  • Thursday, 29 June 2017


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9 March 2017
9:30 am - 12:30 pm