The Freedom Workshop

A free introductory session followed by three workshops focused on creating a company that can thrive with or without you.

Attend workshops individually or register for the full series at a discounted rate. 

You started your business for the freedom that comes with running your own company: the freedom to earn what you deserve, and to work for whomever you want, when you want, from wherever you want.

The challenge is that for many business owners the dream remains elusive. In fact, you may feel trapped in your business because:

  • you know more than anyone else in your company about your industry
  • your customers ask to deal with you personally
  • you are involved in the building or creating of what you sell
  • and you are your company's best sales person

The Freedom Workshops are interactive, sleeves-rolled-up sessions, dedicated to getting you back on track to gaining the freedom you deserve as a business owner. 


Workshop One:

  • Financial Performance: How a business should produce revenue and how to keep good records
  • Growth Potential: How to scale up your business in the future and at what rate of growth
  • Switzerland Structure: How dependent your business is on any one employee, customer or supplier

Workshop Two:

  • Valuation See-Saw: How cash flows in and out of a business
  • Recurring Revenue: Automatic revenue through various subscription models
  • Monopoly Control: How well differentiated a business should be from its industry specific competition 

Workshop Three:

  • Customer Satisfaction: What is the likelihood that customers will re-purchase and refer you
  • Hub and Spoke: How a business might perform if the owner is unexpectedly unable to work for a period of three months or more

Attendees will learn:

  • How to recognize when you've fallen into The Owner's Trap and the steps to take to pull yourself out
  • The three attributes of a scalable business model
  • The eight factors that drive the value of your business
  • The one kind of revenue that can triple the value of your business
  • The six forms of sustainable recurring revenue
  • The two essential elements of your marketing plan you need in order to avoid commoditization and costly price wars
  • The one question you need to ask your customers to predict the likelihood that they will buy again in the future and refer you to others

Read about the trainer, Tom Rodden, here

Duration: Content for each workshop is expected to last 1 hour, with additional time allowed for questions and discussion.
Introductory session 1 hr.

Workshop dates, Wednesdays: 
28 July (Introductory 1 hr session)
4 August (Workshop one)
18 August (Workshop two)
1 September (Workshop three)

Investment for full course:
Member: $277 incl GST
Non-member: $347 incl GST

Investment per workshop:
Member: $97 incl GST
Non-member: $119 incl GST

This training is registered under the NZTE Capability Development Voucher programmeYour business may be eligible for up to 50% funding.  For further information please contact Venture Taranaki or Julia at the Taranaki Chamber

Register for the free introductory session below.

To register for the full course
or individual workshops 
contact Julia on
or 06 759 9080

Wednesday, 28th July, 2021
12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Taranaki Chamber of Commerce

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Registration Policy:

Payment is required prior to course attendance, and your registration will be confirmed once payment has been made.

Cancellation Policy:
Any cancellation and/or changes must be made in writing to the Taranaki Chamber of Commerce no less than ten working days prior to the course in order to receive a full refund/credit. No refund or credit will be given for cancellations made after this or for non-attendance at the course