Looking to expand your business knowledge and professional skills in an interactive, locally based workshop?

APBN is pleased to deliver series of workshops to facilitate training,information and networking for businesses in Australia.

Australian Persian Business Networking Inc (ABPN ) provides services to support Persian business in Australia.  We understand the needs of business, which is why we have developed a series of short, practical workshops aimed at giving you the information you need to improve your business.

The workshops have also been developed to meet the needs of a diverse range of businesses at varying levels of experience, whether you are planning to buy a business or running an enterprise, looking to improve, broaden your markets or reduce your costs, we can help.



Date:Sat 30th May 2015

small business sucess map


Small Business SuccessMap supports small business owners and managers to build their business planning and management capabilities and become more responsive to a changing business environment. An independent business planning specialist will work with successful businesses to assess their goals and objectives, and help them to develop and implement business and workforce plans. They will conduct a strategic review to help improve the business’s planning processes and identify opportunities that will foster resilience and growth. The program is also designed to improve the management capabilities of businesses wanting to grow. The Victorian Government has committed $5 million to this program through to June 2016.
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Bill’s career spans over 30 years in which he has worked in a number of industries and countries. As a student at The University of Melbourne he co-founded the fast food business Doctor Dog and published his first book. In 1985-6 he became a member of the Faculty of Commerce and Economics at the University of Melbourne.

Upon graduating from the University of Melbourne with an Honours degree in Law and Commerce, Bill worked in Australia with KPMG, Great Britain as an Auditor and Management Consultant, and with McKinsey & Company. In 1989 Bill was awarded the Macquarie Bank Scholarship and a Fulbright Scholarship to attend the Harvard Business School. While at Harvard he was the Managing Editor of NET PRESENT VALUE – The Career Planning Guide for Harvard MBA’s. Bill graduated in 1991 as a Baker Scholar and as the Proctor and Gamble International Fellow. During his time as a consultant strategist in Great Britain, Bill served clients in a range of industries including the financial, service, leisure and tourism, automobile telecommunication, media, manufacturing and insurance industries. Each of these projects involved providing detailed reviews of industry structure, competitor conduct and performance, corporate and business strategic development, and the development of marketing and customer relationship management systems. While working with KPMG and McKinsey & Company, Bill managed the recruitment, selection and professional development of University Graduates.

While working on his Doctorate of Business Administration, Bill researched internet-focused brand building and subsequently took a leave of absence to co-found two internet companies, Freeonline (Australia in 1998) and Sharinga Networks Inc(San Francisco in 2000). These start-ups culminated in a $120 million global alliance with AT&T and British Telecom.