start-up. On completion of the programme you should have the first draft of your business plan and a better understanding of where you would like to take things next!
No experience necessary.
Dates, Workshops and Content still to be finalised
1 | Tuesday 14th November - Business Planning
2 | Wednesday 15th November - Ideation
‘Ideation’ is the creative process of generating, developing, and communicating new ideas. This interactive session will challenge, refine and develop your business idea.
3 | Monday 20th November - Starting a Business
As a start-up entrepreneur there are a number of options available to you when setting up or incorporating your new company and as a result it’s vital you know the difference between the options so that you are able to make the best decision for you and your business. The decision you make at the beginning will be fundamental to your first 12-18 months of trading and will influence some of the ways you manage your business on a day to day basis. During the workshop you will develop a clear insight into your options and as a result you should leave with thoughts around what structure is right for you as well as when is the right time to register your business.
4 | Thursday 23rd November - Market Research & Validation
Think you know your customer? Will your business make money? Learn how to find what your target market are really willing to pay and avoid costly mistakes made due to poor market research!
5 | Monday 27th November - Finance & Cash Flow
6 | Friday 1st December - Tax: The Dreaded Responsibility of an Entrepreneur
The unspoken, avoided, dreaded responsibility of an entrepreneur…
This informative session will provide an introductory overview of what you need to do to fulfil your tax responsibilities as a start-up business. We will cover the basics of tax and national insurance for those of you considering to become either a sole trader or a limited company and most importantly the key records you will need to keep from day one. You should leave the workshop with confidence in what you need to complete and when.
7 | Monday 4th December - Marketing Strategies for Start-Ups
8 | Thursday 7th December - Sales: How to WOW your Audience
This interactive workshop will get you all up and selling in no time- boost your confidence- share your idea and get feedback from your peers.
You should leave with an understanding of what the selling process is and an of overview ways to generate sales to close and retention strategies.