Y.hub workshops for business owners

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Y.hub manager Paul Leone and Spacecubed impact manager Chandra Sundareswaran at the Y.hub in Yanchep.

THE Y.hub is helping provide affordable workshops for business owners as it works to facilitate a goal of more than 55,000 jobs for the Yanchep project area.

On August 6 Y.hub owner Yanchep Beach Joint Venture (YBJV) launched Business Spark and an entrepreneur workshop series, seeking to equip existing and prospective innovators with the skills necessary to work and compete in the modern economy.

The workshops are facilitated by Skills of the Modern Age. The workshop series is supported by funding from the federal government under its entrepreneurs’ program ­- the government’s flagship initiative for business competitiveness and productivity, which forms part of its national innovation and science agenda.

According to the entrepreneurs’ program website the program offers support to businesses through four elements –  accelerating commercialisation, business management, incubator support and innovation connections.

Skills of the Modern Age managing director Nate Sturcke said access to quality, affordable education for business owners was critical to the success of the small business sector.

“We’re excited to work with Y.hub and Spacecubed to offer our emerging skills workshop program to the Yanchep and surrounding business community,’’ he said.

Spacecubed impact manager Chandra Sundareswaran said Spacecubed’s purpose was to influence positive change through the community and to empower and connect businesses and change-makers in the WA ecosystem.

“By partnering with Y.hub to support the emerging skills workshop program we are building that capability in the Perth’s northern corridor,’’ he said.

YBJV chief executive officer Gin Wah Ang said working in partnership with the City of Wanneroo, Spacecubed, North Metro TAFE and the Small Business Development Corporation, Business Spark would deliver a suite of programs necessary to develop economic capacity in the region.

Y.hub Manager Paul Leone said Business Spark demonstrated YBJV’s commitment to collaboration across industry and government.

“We are working hard to provide the right conditions for local entrepreneurs to succeed,’’ he said.

“This is important to ensure ongoing job growth in new and emerging sectors of the economy.’’

For more information contact Y.hub manager Paul Leone on 0420 563 397 or email paul@ybjv.com.au