Free business course: Rask’s Business Starters course

Rask’s Australian Business Starters: How to Start & Grow A Successful Business in Australia course is designed for soon-to-be founders, small and large business owners, managers, tradies, disgruntled employees, side hustlers, contractors, freelancers and everyone in between.

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Rask’s Australian Business Starters: How to Start & Grow A Successful Business in Australia course is designed for soon-to-be founders, small and large business owners, managers, tradies, disgruntled employees, side hustlers, contractors, freelancers and everyone in between.


Ask yourself:

  • Have you ever wanted to be your own boss?
  • Do you have a business idea but don’t know where to start?
  • Are you thinking of hiring someone but don’t know which tax documents you need to fill in?
  • What’s a shareholders agreement, can I get one for free and what needs to be in it?
  • Wouldn’t it be great if I could take a (free) short course on starting a business?

By completing Rask’s Australian Business Starters course, you will learn everything that I — Owen here, Founder of Rask Australia — wish I knew before I started my own business, plus a whole lot more.

We’ll cover:

  • How to know if a business idea will actually be a good business
  • The steps required to plan your business (up to three years before you start)
  • How to legally set-up your business in Australia (including legitimate and free hacks, shortcuts and templates)
  • The essentials, like how to get an ABN, business name and protect yourself (e.g. how to decide on a company structure, sole trader, trust, shareholder agreements, knowing the laws that apply, etc.)
  • Websites & marketing like a pro: the best marketing platforms and tools for your business, how much you will need to pay to get a fly website (if you need one) and getting a brand created from scratch
  • The basics (but essentials) of accounting, employing people (HR, payroll, paying Super & tax, GST, etc.) and how to find the right tools and people the first time around
  • How to finance a business (even if you don’t have a lot of cash in the bank)
  • The 5 ways your business will definitely die (do these five things and you may as well say bye-bye right now)
  • My top 5 business apps and how to use them (many are free and they’ll save you thousands)
  • The difference between technical skills, soft skills, effective management and leadership
  • Why psychology and integrity are more important than your business plan
  • We’ll also include downloadable templates and excel spreadsheets

Finally, the course also comes with interviews and case studies of successful (and not-so-successful) business starters — across all age groups and skill sets — from the following industries:

  • Technology
  • Hospitality
  • Marketing
  • Construction
  • Finance

Of course, this course will be full of downloads, quizzes, resources and more.

And to top it all off, you’ll get a $100 coupon code voucher to use on Rask products if you finish the program and get over 75% on the final quiz. How good is that?!

Level & prerequisites:

This is a beginner-intermediate course. We cover the basics and some more advanced material from each of the essentials knowledge areas that will help you start a business in Australia. Rask Australia is also committed to offering more courses and material, so if you get stuck or want to learn more you can take another online course or reach out to our team.

Outcomes (this is how good you’ll feel once you’ve done it):

At the end of this course — which you may be able to complete in less than a few days — you will be able to:

  • Know if starting a business is right for you
  • Feel confident in your business idea
  • Design the best strategy for success
  • Speak with authority to potential investors, bankers, accountants, customers, clients and professionals
  • Give it a red hot crack!

The reason I created this course is simple: I wish I had something like this when I was starting out. Knowing what I know now, I would have paid thousands of dollars for this type of resource and education. But we wanted to make it accessible for everyone, including people like myself many years ago, and help you grow your business idea into a succesful business.

13 reviews for Free business course: Rask’s Business Starters course

  1. 5 out of 5

    Kate Campbell (verified owner)

    Coming soon – just you wait!

  2. 5 out of 5

    JFRiley (verified owner)

    Perfect timing! We’re sitting down to start planning our business this week and once again Rask has provided all the unfiltered guidance and useful resources I need to go into it with confidence. The stern warnings and harsh reality checks combined with kind affirmations and dad jokes suggest Owen will be a great father! (Some day)

  3. 5 out of 5

    saul_ersh (verified owner)

    Since I moved here to Australia, I’ve always wanted to start my own business. Now I’m trying to do that on my own and this course has helped a lot so far!

  4. 5 out of 5

    max smith (verified owner)

    Amazing course, has helped establish and restructure an existing business.

  5. 5 out of 5

    John Norberry (verified owner)

    You’re a legend. Thank you so much for all the resources you provide. I’ve been planning for a new tutoring business and the tools and suggestions you have really helped me to refine ways to kick it off with lower risk but more opportunities to monetize. Thank you!

  6. 5 out of 5

    Benn Lockyer (verified owner)

    Thanks for the amazing course! I’ve been planning my business for a little while now, and this course really helped me grasp a lot of concepts important to new business owners, plan the business in more detail (marketing… am I right?), and move forward with confidence.
    The content is easy to digest, but also thorough, with great examples along the way. I’d recommend this to anyone who’s thinking of taking the leap into starting their own business.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Linda Hillenbrand (verified owner)

    Oh my God!! You are a true legend. So much valuable information, I am honestly so happy I came across this site! I have my business since 1year and want to expand and I am just realising that I have a lot of work to do before that. Thank you so much for all this information. Super helpful.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Joshuah Connor (verified owner)

    as someone who is basically just starting in business with a previous failed attempt, this course has been excellent and will more than likely be referring back to it throughout my new business venture. thanks for making this I will suggest this to anyone I can who also has that same fire burning inside. =)

  9. 5 out of 5

    Dan Rehder (verified owner)

    I wish I had access to this before I started my own business. It would have saved me so much time and answered to many of my questions that I tried to learn and figure out for myself. It’s an incredibly valuable resources whether you’re thinking of starting a business or if you’re already well into the trenches.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Kevin Parsons (verified owner)

    Thank you, Love this course, so much information, love listen to the podcasts as well. I’m using to refine my business

  11. 5 out of 5

    Lachlan Oberg (verified owner)

    Thanks Owen. This is a great course for new business owners and start-ups. I like how you have used your past mistakes and harsh lessons to help others prevent them. It also provides awesome planning resources (fail to plan is planning to fail). This is a great starting point and useful resource to look back over for the future.

  12. 5 out of 5

    jeramig (verified owner)

    Great course for SMB owners!

  13. 5 out of 5

    Angelique Tzanakis (verified owner)

    In the ‘research’ phase of starting a company and highly appreciate Owen freely sharing his expertise on this course and podcast- thank you. A fantastic course, tips and insight that leaves you wanting more! Thanks Owen!

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