Training sessions aim to boost Onslow businesses

Shannon BeattiePilbara News
Business Foundations chief executive Phil Kemp and Dice Solutions director of Onslow electrical Mel Seymour.
Camera IconBusiness Foundations chief executive Phil Kemp and Dice Solutions director of Onslow electrical Mel Seymour. Credit: Onslow Chamber of Commerece and Industury, Chantelle King

Businesses in Onslow have been given the chance to improve their processes and management strategies with the help of one-on-one needs analysis sessions.

The sessions were organised by the Onslow Chamber of Commerce and Industry, funded by the Pilbara Development Commission and conduc-ted by Business Foundations chief executive Phil Kemp.

“We’ve been conducting a business needs analysis which takes business owners on a journey through their operations and the culture of their business,” Mr Kemp said.

“Business owners get caught up in the day-to-day and they find it very difficult to take time out of the operations and think a little more strategically.”

Mr Kemp met with 10 businesses in Onslow and helped them think about how they are running their business, how it could be done better and if there were to achieve better efficiency.

Dice Solutions director of Onslow electrical Mel Seymour said he was initially sceptical about sparing an hour or two to do the session but he was glad he did.

“As a small business owner, you concentrate on your work, whether it is electrical or something else, and you don’t tend to open your eyes to the running of the business side,” he said.

“I am now looking at hiring someone to help with the admin side to get me out doing more of what I should be doing — electrical work.”

The OCCI will now work with the businesses but Mr Kemp will return if specialised training sessions are required.

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