Our Business start up day sessions will help prepare you to start your own business and explore your ideas in a relaxed environment. Within our sessions, as well as exploring your idea we think about whether starting a business is right for you. We integrate business skills training, personal development and life management skills. These help to increase your confidence, knowledge and motivation on your business start-up journey.
The following sessions will take place at the same venue every week. The first 2 sessions will take place between 10am and 4.30pm and the last 2 sessions will take place from 10am to 1pm, on the following dates.
DAY 1 & DAY 2 - full day sessions:
12 April 2018 - Market Research & Would You Give Yourself A Job?
Market Research: A Creative Thinking workshop where you can explore transferable skills, experience, strengths, passions and interests to help generate real business ideas, or build on an existing one. We will also discuss, identify and evaluate the barriers you face, both real and perceived, and explore the many ways of overcoming them. Start on your Customer Profile and Market Research.
Would You Give Yourself A Job: This will help you consider what entrepreneurial qualities that you have and how they relate to your success in business. Review your initial Market Research in relation to your business idea, whilst linking with Time Management, Goal Setting and your Personal Survival Budget.
19 April 2018 - Introduction to Financial Planning & Costing / Pricing
Introduction to Financial Planning: Taking the fear out of business finance! Is the thought of having to do a forecast for your business plan filling you with dread? We show you how to take the guesswork out of creating forecasts and profit & loss accounts with our simple to use tools coupled with practical knowledge that helps you get the most from documents that really can show you more than just your bank balance.
Costing & Pricing Your Product Or Service: How do you work out how much to charge for this? Whether you are selling a product or providing a service this session helps you to decide on a clear structure for your pricing policy using a standard ‘recipe’ to guide you.
DAY 3 & DAY 4 half day sessions:
26 April 2018 - Progress and Presentation
In this workshop we take a closer look at the results of your market research and work together to interpret the results before exploring the importance of good presentation skills. Don’t like giving presentations? Let us help you in this workshop with some really practical advice by helping you to plan, prepare and practice your presentation, how to overcome your nerves and involve your audience. You will also receive guidance on completing your business plan.
3 May 2018 – Professionalism, Presentation and Image
What makes you and your business ‘professional’? This workshop takes you through the importance of image, customer service and business communications when it comes to being ‘professional’.
Finally, it will be your time to shine! In this final session you can practice delivering your business idea effectively and present your idea to your group, which provides an opportunity to undertake further valuable market research and receive constructive feedback. The session is ended by an exploration of your aspirations and goals with some practical ideas on how to achieve them
If you have a disability or would require assistance in the event of an emergency, please call us on 0800 917 4324 or email on email@example.com to let us know how we could be of assistance.