What we do >> Business skills workshops
Rural Business Support is proactive about our role in inspiring behavioural change to build the financial and strategic capabilities of rural business. Our business skills workshops are delivered on a needs basis and delivered in partnership with government, industry and likeminded organisations.
Through interactions with horticulturalists in the Virginia following the Gawler River flood event, we identified the longer term capacity building potential of providing tailored business skills training for this ethnically diverse group.
After seeking and securing funding from the Department of Industry and Skills, RBS delivered a series of free business skills workshops for the mostly Cambodian and Vietnamese horticulturalists in this community. Most of the participants spoke little or no English, so we had all of our materials and presentations translated into either Khmer or Vietnamese.
The sessions were well received by growers, providing a valuable template for RBS around the effectiveness of providing business skills training to producers in their primary languages.