Helping women start, run
and grow a small business
The ANZ Business Growth Program, established in 2014, is delivered by The Australian Centre for Business Growth, University of South Australia.
Online courses, seminars and webinars are open to all Australian businesses participating in the program. ANZ business banking customers can also be selected to participate in targeted one-day clinics and an intensive nine-month program.
Results are impressive, with companies going through the program reporting increased revenue, profit, expansion of employees and some also now exporting to new markets.
This year, there was a 27% uptake of women in leadership roles participating in the one-day Business Growth CEO Clinics.
One of these women was Maria Konecsny, who co-founded Gewürzhaus, a specialist Australian spice retailer, with her sister Eva.
Passionate about creating a workplace and a business that challenges “business as usual”, Maria uses care and creativity to responsibly address sustainability at Gewürzhaus.
On her success, Maria says it was about doing things for the right reasons from the start – “no compromise on quality, no compromise on deeply engaging with our customers.”