Start Your Own Business

Ref: C3747498

The course will include practical and discussion-based activities to help you develop your business idea. You will learn how to write a vision and a mission statement, the 5 Ps of marketing, how to register a business and a business name, how to plan social media and advertising and how to write a business plan. If you are thinking of applying for a government start-up loan, this course will help you build your knowledge and confidence before taking the next step.

Course aim

This course will help you understand how to turn a business idea into a reality.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is for beginners and improvers

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

  • Develop further my business idea
  • Describe the difference between Vision Statements and Mission Statements
  • Explain the 5 Ps of Marketing and how to apply them to your business idea
  • Know whether being a Sole Trader, setting up a Limited Company or setting up a Community Interest Company is best for me
  • Pitch my business idea to others with clarity and confidence

How will I be taught?

What kind of feedback can I expect?

What else do I need to know?

Please bring a notebook and a pen as you will get great ideas from the tutor and from the others on the course!

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

What can I do next?

View full course information sheet

Start Your Own Business

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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

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