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Financial education for business owners

Our mission is to empower business owners by improving their financial literacy.
We do this by providing financial education via online courses, one-day workshops and 12 month financial education and business growth programs.

Choose a learning pathway to start your financial education
10 Week Online Course

This course teaches you how to understand your Profit and Loss, Balance Sheet, key financial concepts and how to build a profitable budget.

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One Day Financial Workshops

Choose from three practical, hands-on workshops: Improve your Financial Literacy, Build a Financial Roadmap and Avoid a Cash Flow Crisis.

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12 Month Financial Programs

Customised programs that teach you to understand your financials, align sales and marketing, HR and business operations to deliver strategic growth.

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Do you use your numbers to make strategic decisions in your business?
We’ve helped over 1,000 business owners improve their financial literacy
Alison Rogers | Vocal Manoeuvres

Vocal Manoeuvres Academy Director, Alison Rogers, gained the faith and confidence from Academy Program that was required to commit fully to her business and turn it around.

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Bev Kinghorn | The Asset Group

Academy Program graduate, Bev Kinghorn, not only challenged her critical thinking when it came to strategic decisions within “The Asset Group” with Freedom Property – she also experienced great personal growth.

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Ali Sheppard | AJ Collective

Ali Sheppard, founder of The AJ Collective, turned her ‘side hustle’ into a profitable business. She credits her recent victories to her improved financial literacy and confidence in her numbers, as a result of Academy Program.

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Acceler8 are offering FREE financial education workshops for women

Acceler8 Program has received a Queensland State Government Grant from the Advancing Women in Business Initiative.

With this funding, we are offering free Financial Education Workshops for female business owners in:

  • Brisbane
  • Gold Coast
  • Sunshine Coast
  • Toowoomba
  • Warwick
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12 month financial education programs for business owners

This 12 month Business Growth Program provides business leaders with a strategic framework for business and personal growth. In addition to enhancing financial management skills, the program also aligns sales and marketing strategies, human resource management and business operations to deliver a strategic growth plan.

Who should attend?

  • Small business owners
  • Key personnel (e.g. operations manager)
  • Financial personnel
Improve your financial literacy in our one-day financial education workshops
Improve your Financial Literacy Workshop

Learn how to read a profit and loss statement, the relationship between profit and cash flow and why your balance sheet is the most important financial report of all.

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Build a Financial Roadmap Workshop

We step you through the process of building a financial roadmap that drives your business to achieve its goals. Build a 12 month budget and ensure you have sufficient cash to support it.

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Avoid a Cash Flow Crisis Workshop

Take control of your finances and reduce financial stress. Build a 52-week cash flow forecast plan so you see the crisis coming and strategies you can deploy to keep your business buoyant.

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Understand your numbers

Acceler8 courses teach you how to understand your business’s financial information. Stop making business decisions based on “gut feel” and how much money is in your bank account. Start making informed, strategic decisions based on a clear understanding of your true financial position.

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Increase your business confidence

Acceler8 creates empowered, confident business women who have a strategic plan for growth. Most women want to grow their business but don’t know how. The Acceler8 program demystifies the process and shows you how. With knowledge comes power and the confidence to execute your plan.

Multiple pathways for learning

Everyone learns differently. We have created several pathways to improve your financial literacy and grow your business. Our Learning Centre is a library of videos, stories, tools, apps and technology. The Online Courses are perfect for those who prefer self-paced learning. Acceler8 Academy is a face-to-face learning environment exclusively for women.

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Join our peer support network

Sometimes being a woman in business can be lonely. Who do you turn to for solutions to problems, new ideas or “how to” advice? The Acceler8 program creates an environment of supportive peer based learning, that fosters collaboration, connection and networking.

Check out the latest financial education articles from the Acceler8 blog
Seven Deadly Sins of Cash Flow Management

Want to improve your cash flow? Start by avoiding these deadly sins! Running your business based on your bank account, failing to forecast, spending money that’s not yours, being a bank for your customers, forgetting to save, overestimating sales or overspending on expenses.

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Need to improve cash flow fast? It’s time to ‘call in your debts’

The most immediate way to resolve a cashflow crisis is to call your debtors. But, let’s be honest, no one likes making those phone calls. Here are three simple steps to ensure your phone call results in a debt paid.

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Seven Strategies for Improving Cash Flow for Small Business

Is cash flow killing your small business? You’re not alone. 90% of small business failures are due to poor cash flow. Here’s seven different strategies you can deploy to immediately improve the amount of cash in your business.

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