Improving Business Planning and Performance

Improve your position, increase your market share and be smarter than your competition.

$1745 +GST (per person)

30 - 31 Oct
08:30am - 05:00pm
The Icehouse Limited
20 - 21 Nov
08:30am - 05:00pm
FMG Stadium Waikato

What is it?

This two day workshop will challenge your thinking, help you to identify new opportunities and then figure out how to turn them into reality. You will learn how to employ, organise, and motivate the people in your business. You will develop a 12 month action plan with the facilitators that will help you stay focused and reach milestones to drive the business forward.

Who is it for?

Business owners who want to set the business up for the next stage of growth but have yet to identify which specific areas need focus.

What will be covered?

  • Evaluate your current business, the product or service, and market opportunities
  • Dive into the financial side of your business and discover ways to improve the financial performance
  • Learn how to employ, organise, manage, and motivate the people in your business
  • Identify critical issues within your business and develop tactics to approach them
  • Develop a strategy for your business which includes your 12 month action plan

Where and when?

27-28 March, Christchurch

14-15 August, Wellington

30-31 October, Auckland

20-21 November, Hamilton


This workshop costs $1,745 + GST.

The workshop is accredited for a NZTE Capability Development Voucher. Find out more here.

A special discounted price of $1,545 + GST is available to all BNZ Business clients and Chartered Accountants ANZ members. Find out more here.

Workshop Facilitator

Chris Woods

Associate Professor, Department of Management, and International Business, The University of Auckland Business School Director, Coal Spud Group Life Fellow, Clare Hall, Cambridge, UK. Kiwi born and bred, Chris’s interest in entrepreneurship and the small to medium business sector was sparked after working in Malawi as a small business advisor. Instead of catching malaria she caught the entrepreneur bug, becoming ‘hooked’ on the passion and energy that entrepreneurs bring to what they do. She currently teaches Entrepreneurship and Innovation and Maori Entrepreneurship in the Faculty of Business and Economics at The University of Auckland. In 2003, Chris was instrumental, with the PostGraduate Students Association, in establishing Spark* entrepreneurship challenge. She has been involved with The Icehouse business growth programmes since their inception in 2001. Her consultancy work is with SMEs and Family Businesses in strategy development, learning and business growth.

Ready to get started?

Download a 100 Day Action Plan

Download a 100 Day Action Plan