Introduction to set up your own business

Ref: C3744006

The course will include practical and discussion based activities to help students to: develop business ideas, write vision and mission statements, consider the 5 Ps of marketing, plan social media and advertising and write up business plans.

Course aim

If you have a skill and would like to open up a small business or you have just set it up, then this course will help you to get started on your business venture and to increase your confidence and self-esteem

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed

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

  • Develop a business idea
  • Describe the difference between Vision and Mission Statements
  • Consider the 5 Ps of Marketing
  • Plan social media and advertising to promote the business
  • Develop a business plan with costings

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning
  • You will be expected to carry out a range of activities in your own time
  • Activities may include tutor presentation, small group work, working in pairs, class discussions, short tasks and research

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • A range of informal activities will be used by the tutor to see what you are learning which may include quizzes, question and answer, small projects and discussion
  • You will have opportunities to discuss your progress with your tutor
  • You will be encouraged to share your work with the group and discuss your learning
  • You will be encouraged to consider other students work and give your opinions and suggestions

What else do I need to know?

  • All materials will be provided
  • It would be helpful if you had access to the internet (Mobile phone, tablet or computer at home or through a library etc.)

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading is required but research on the subject on the internet or in the library may be helpful

What can I do next?

Download full course information sheet

Introduction to set up your own business

Enrolment Conditions

As a registered charity, and to meet our funders’ requirements, we need to check a few things with you before you book. Please could we ask that you check the list below to ensure you meet our basic criteria:

  • 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 2018
  • 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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