Starting your own business

Ref: C3747149

Participants will learn the difference between a sole trader and limited company, why and how to do market research, the key components of a business plan and how to write a marketing plan. They will also learn what support is available to them as a new business owner.

Course aim

This course will enable participants to identify the mandatory requirements of setting up a business and becoming self-employed.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is for beginners

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Explain the differences between a sole trader and limited company.
  • Write at least two questions for a market research survey for my business.
  • Describe at least three components of a business plan.
  • Discuss what a marketing plan should look like for my business.

How will I be taught?

What kind of feedback can I expect?

What else do I need to know?

Nothing is required.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

What can I do next?

View full course information sheet

Starting your own business

Conditions

As a registered charity, and to meet our funders’ requirements, we need to check a few things with you before you enrol. Please check the details below to ensure you meet the basic eligibility critiera:

  • You are paying the standard fee (with a credit or debit card) or you are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • You have a valid email address so that you can receive confirmation of your booking
  • You have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2021
  • You declare that the address you provide is correct and that you will provide evidence of this and your eligibility to live and work in the UK
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

Not sure or have further questions? Contact courseenquiries@wea.org.uk

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