Are you planning to be your own boss and start a business?
The Be Your Own Boss, one day workshop covers all the essential elements you need to consider in making that important decision.
Whether you are just starting to think seriously about starting up or perhaps have already taken the plunge and are still in the first couple of months of trading, this free one-day workshop will set you on the right course for success.
What to expect on the day
What does it take to be an entrepreneur?
We look at the qualities and attributes of a successful entrepreneur.
What makes a successful Start-Up Business?
We reveal the key aspects shared by successful business start-ups and consider how you might apply them to your idea.
Who’s The Boss?
We examine the different types of legal business structures that can be chosen; includes sole trader, partnerships, limited company, social enterprise
What’s the point of a Business Plan?
Explore what makes an effective business plan, and why you might need one to succeed
Can I Compete?
Get an insight into Market Research Methods, Identifying Competition and Pricing your product or service.
Who will Buy?
A business is nothing without customers, we look at who they are, where you can find them, and how to let them know what you have offer.
Managing your Money?
Cash is the lifeblood of a business and we look at how to manage it effectively , covering Cashflow, profit and loss, as well as HMRC requirements and Grants and loans.
Taking a day out to really explore your business idea, plan for all eventualities, and understand the market you are going to operate in will do more to help you achieve success than anything else you could do in a day.
Understand the qualities of successful entrepreneurs and start-ups
Understand the basics of business planning and cash flow forecasting
Understand how to promote your business to the right customers
Understand the legalities of becoming self-employed or starting a business
Understand different finance for business – bank loans/start-up loans/grants etc.